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  • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Scotts Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.
    ~ Ms Allison   Durham, NC
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018
    Hello Thornton Family, I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. At Acts 25:15, it is recorded: And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. If you would like to research more Bible Based information about the condition of our dear loved ones, visit JW.org at https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/when-you-die/ May Jehovah sustain you at this time of such great loss. Sincerely, Pam Kissinger
    ~ Pamela Kissinger   Richmond, VA
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    To The Family, I am sorry to hear of you loss. The death of a loved one can be a very challenging time for the entire family. I hope that you can find comfort and solace in God’s Word the Bible. The Bible says at Acts 24:15 “…that there is going to be a resurrection…” May this verse and other verses provide some relief during this difficult time.
    ~ T. Brown
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
    Please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your dear one; Mr. Thornton. My family and I have found comfort in the Bible's promise of a time when death will be no more; - "And He (God) 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." - Revelation 21:4. May the memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are soon fulfilled - "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."- John 6:40. Please visit www.jw.org for more of God's marvelous promises that 'is around the corner'.
    ~ N Nwajiaku   Richmond, VA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    To the Family. Please accept my sincere condolences. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope during difficult times and Jehovah God 'the God of all comfort' (2 Corinthians 1:3) is fully aware of your sadness. Revelation 21:4 promises, "He will wipe out every tear" and will bring back to life those who sleep in death as Acts 24:15 promises, "There is going to be a resurrection.". Please be assured of these future events because God himself declares 'I am making all things new' and 'these words are faithful and true.' ~Revelation 21:5
    ~ J. White   Richmond, VA
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    We will miss our Armstrong High School classmate and one of the original members of The Crusade for Voters. He was devoted to helping make Richmond a better place for all of us to live in.
    ~ William Ferguson Reid Sr. MD   Marina Del Rey,, CA
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    Thornton Family, I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Thornton’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Thornton and hearing some wonderful stories. Richmond has lost one of our finest citizens. It has been my privilege to represent Mr. Thornton on City Council since 2005. May God bless you and may your memories be of some solace during this time of loss.
    ~ Chris Hilbert   Richmond, VA
    
William Thornton
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William A. Thornton, 93, of Richmond, died May 6, 2018. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mabel W. Thornton; a devoted friend, Horace Archer; several nieces, Lavinia Thornton Odejimi, Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton, Celeste T. Brooks, Rev. Lori Lola Hunter-Goode and Lorna Cosby; nephews, Alvin A. (Jewell) and Eric M. (Theresa) Hunter, Rodger Overton and Carlton Carroll.  Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd.  The family will receive friends from 6  to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 25 at Scott's Chapel, 116 E. Brookland Park Blvd.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Fifth Street Baptist, 2800 Third Avenue.  Rev. F. Todd Gray officiating.  Interment private.