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Mr. Otis Lee Thornton, 86, of 79 Terminal Road, Ft. Mitchell, AL passed on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice.

Funeral service will be held 10:0 a.m. EST, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Bethlehem Crossroads Baptist Church, Ft. Mitchell, AL with Dr. P.D, Johnson, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cleaver Cemetery, Holy Trinity, AL. Visitation will be Friday, April 7, 2017 from 12 - 8 p.m. EST.

Dea. Thornton was born August 29, 1930 in Russell County, AL to the late Frank Thornton, Sr. and the late Marie Miles Thornton. He was a member of Bethlehem Crossroads Baptist Church and retired from Aafes.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Johnson, Phenix City, AL; one son, Marion (Teresa) Thornton, Phenix City, AL; four brothers, Homer (Betty) Thornton, Maurice (Alice) Thornton, Dallas, TX, Roosevelt (Rosie) Thornton, Columbus, GA, and Frank Thornton, Jr., Holy Trinity, AL; three sisters Lucille Adams, Phenix City, Alabama, Mary Johnson, Willie (James) Neely, Columbus, GA; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the Thornton Family for their loss. Mr. Otis was a God send to our family during my mother's passing. He will truly be missed and will forever be remembered.
    ~ Jacqueline Knight   Phenix City, AL
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017
    A belated sympathy for Mr. Otis 's passing. It might be comfort to know those who pass on God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eye. Psalm 116:15.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories. And the coming promises from the Bible. Revelation 21 : 3,4 " With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say :' Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. ' "
    ~ Thomasa McCleave   Malden, MA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    My deepest sympathies to the family. OT will be missed. He is in a better place. Rusty
    ~ Tommie Ford   Columbus, GA
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    I send heartfelt condolences to the Family. With Love! Linda
    ~ Linda Shelling-Crawford   Snellville, GA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    My deepest condolences to the family..May the peace of God be with you. Tracey Baker
    ~ Tracey Baker   Columbus, GA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    My deepest condolences to the family..May the peace of God be with you. Tracey Baker
    ~ Tracey Baker   Columbus, GA
  • Saturday, April 08, 2017
    My deepest condolences to the family..May the peace of God be with you. Tracey Baker
    ~ Tracey Baker   Columbus, GA
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017
    To the Thornton Family, May the scripture below bring your family some comfort in this time of sadness; "2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God."
    ~ B HARVEY   ATLANTA, GA
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the Thornton family. 86 years is quite an accomplishment according to the Bible (Psalm 90:10) and I know Otis has left you with many precious memories and will be greatly missed. Hopefully this scripture will give you comfort because Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) is promising us he will do away with man's worst enemy, death. This is found for us at Rev. 21: 4; "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." For more comforting scriptures please visit: http://bit.ly/1K38EFt. It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. God's kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matthew 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises including the resurrection. John 6: 40 tells us: "For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day." Also, Titus 1: 2 tells us this promise of a resurrection: "is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live......And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it." This is a wonderful promise made to us by our heavenly father and I pray it brings you comfort and hope. Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief. Again, I offer my sincere condolences to the family. Feel free to contact me at my email address: myranj@centurytel.net Please watch this beautiful video (song 144) entitled "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize" https://tv.jw.org/#en/video/VODChildren/pub-pksn_24_VIDEO
    ~ M J Jarmon