Willie Ruth Thornhill
Funeral service for Willie Ruth Thornhill was held March 23, 2022, at Powell’s Grove United Pentecostal Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood Family handled arrangements.
Mrs. Thornhill, 87, of Jayess, passed from this life March 19, in Baton Rouge, La. She was born in Wetumpka, Ala., on Oct. 4, 1934. Mrs. Willie was faithful to care for her family and home, but she also enjoyed tending her flowers. She was a music enthusiast, listening to gospel music and picking up her guitar and singing for the joy it brought to her heart. You were always welcome at Mrs. Willie’s home. She loved for company to stop in and drink coffee with her. Her hospitality and welcoming heart will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Dean Thornhill; parents, Clayton Alexander and Lessie Lee Alexander Price; brothers, Jack Alexander and Jessie Alexander; and sister, Bennie Lee Powell.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her son, Ronnie Thornhill, and wife Cindy; daughters, Brenda Ruth Wallace, and husband Wayne; and Sheila Lea Chandler; brother, Randolf Alexander; sister, Josephine Thornhill; four grandchildren, Colby Chandler, DaRon Thornhill, Shannon Thornhill, and Cassidy Townsend; six great-grandchildren, Karci Chandler, Blakely Thornhill, Wesson Thornhill, Skylar Thornhill, Holland Thornhill, and Lawson Thornhill. She is also survived by son-in-law, Frank Chandler, as well as other loving family members and friends.