Mrs. Hazel Thornton passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a short illness.
Mrs. Thornton, age 84, currently resided with her sister in Cedar Grove, TN. She was born in Henderson County to the late Jim and Ruby Neisler Jones. She was married to the late David Thornton for nearly 40 years.
Hazel worked for the Health Department of Corinth, MS where she retired after 30 years of service. She enjoyed talking to people as never met a stranger and would do anything she could to help to help those in need. Hazel also enjoyed watching TV and her flowers, but her main love was her family.
Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jeffrey Thornton; brother, Bobby Ray Jones; sister, Dorothy Holladay.
She is survived by her son, Joey Thornton; brother, Wayne Jones; sisters, Virginia Coleman, Nell McClearen, Marie McBroom, Evelyn Jones, and Sue (Ronald) West; granddaughter, Molly Robinson; great-grandchildren, Willow, Ever, and Allie Robinson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.