Ruby-Thornton-Obituary

Ruby M. Thornton

Washington, District of Columbia

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THORNTON RUBY M. THORNTON On Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Manor Care Largo, MD. Loving cousin of Ruth R. Hudson, Lillian R. Tyree, Benjamin T. Reed, Jerry Kenneth Reed and Rev. Nadine T. Anderson (Rev. Warren T.); godmother of Sharon W. Powe (Eric), Dr. Percita L. Ellis, Ronald W. Jones and...

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I will always remember my father's cousin Ruby as a classy, distinguished educator with a warm and caring smile. I know she touched so many lives during her career. She was such a lady, and my dad spoke of her with love and fondness. What a beautiful and giving life she lived.

Dear Family -- I am just learning that Ms. Thornton passed away. She was a wonderful woman who was a fine example of a Christian lady. She was my BTU teacher when I was a teen at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church. I loved and cared for her and will always cherish and honor her memory. I know that she is resting with Jesus. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Farewell to cousin Ruby, a lovely, bright and wonderful lady. She was the cousin of my late father, Howard Jackson, who thought the world of her. My mother, Hattie Jackson, fondly recalls mall-walking with Ruby and sends special condolences from our family. Well done good and faithful servant, well done.

Miss Thornton was a most delightful person to know. I represent friends and community from Spotsylvania, Virginia where Miss Thornton was born and reared. She was a very dear friend of my mother, Fannie Howard. As children, they played together and kept a friendship for many years. I grew to know Miss Ruby as she visited Little Mine Road Baptist Church for annual homecoming services in August. In recent years, I missed seeing her and sharing events of my career as a teacher. She often passed...

Cousin Ruby was a delightful person. She was always pleasant and smiling, and represented for me the epitome of a Lady. She was a cousin to my grandfather and my great aunts. I would see her at many family gatherings over the years with my grandmother, Momma Carol Jackson and great aunts, Dorothy Harris and Alva Ware and they were always dressed so nicely and so supportive of one another. As a teacher for many years, I remember Cousin Ruby speaking about enjoying her retirement.

I didn't know Ruby personally, but for her birthday and holidays I would always send her a card. You have my deepest sympathy. I lost my brother on Saturday so I know how it feels to grieve, but I know GOD is looking out for both of them.

I met you as young child at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church ... What a wonderful influence! Your advice and wisdom that you passed on to me through so many conversations ... I thank you and will cherish all the lessons. I will always fondly remember seeing your stewardship at church - especially vividly as a member of the choir. What's more awesome is that you NOW take your place with the angelic voices in God's HOLY CHOIR!! Thank you God for sharing Ms. Ruby with us!

Aunt Ruby:
As my Godmother, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Your wit, charm, and enthusiasm for life were infectious to all whom you encountered. We take comfort in knowing that you have now become a member of the heavenly choir. Your voice will always be heard. We Love you.

Love always,
Percita