Roland L. Thornton, Sr.
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Chesapeake - Roland L. Thornton, 84, of the 2900 block of Doris Avenue, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013. He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Bessie; sons, Roland (Trina), Keith (Carmen), Dwight and Howard (Sabrina); daughters, Cynthia Brooks (Albert), Sharon Hall (Warren) and LaVonda Peterson (Kevin); 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two sisters, Elizabeth Hodges and Versaray Norman and a host of relatives and friends.
Roland retired after 39 years of service from the US Government and was affiliated with many religious and community organizations.
The viewing will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 from noon until 6:00 pm followed by the wake at Hale Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at noon at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2201 Wingfield Avenue. Interment will follow at Roosevelt Memorial Park. www.halefuneralhome.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 2, 2013