Louise Thornton was born into this world, on June 30, 1939, To Loving parents Henry Thomas and Ophelia McClendon. Louise was the third of the youngest out of eight children. The last of her generation to leave. Louise graduated, Fifth Avenue High School, she met Nathaniel Thornton in High School and married him after dating for a few years. She worked as a candy stripe in St. Margaret Hospital and became a Nursing Assistant. Louise worked at many other Nursing Homes on S. Negley until her health started failing her. She loved taking care of people, sick or well she enjoyed making them feel so much better. Louise gave her life to God at a very early age. She was baptized at Nazarene Church. She traveled with her husband around the world for many years, while her husband was in the military. She would come home and visit for a while and catch up on everything that happened while she was gone. It was so good seeing her. Once her husband served his years in the military, they moved to Detroit where she lived for many, many years. Louise was a very proud Aunt. We could talk to her about anything. Louise moved to Pittsburgh after 24 years of marriage and remained here until the Lord called her home. She joined St. Mark Church. While dating Curtis for 17 years. She joined Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for 5 years, where she was used by God to help build Shekinah Glory Caring Ministry Church where she was a Trustee. She gave her life to God, Louise loved her family, she loved people, but she didn't trust many, and she would tell you off in a minute. Louise Thornton was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Ophelia McClendon, and brothers and sisters; Earl, Lillie, Harry, Julia, Betty Jean, Hattie, Robert, and many Nieces and Nephews.
Louise leaves to cherish her memory, her godson Jermaine Carlos Jackson,(Nieces and Nephews); Adriene, Gerald (Tammy), Rev. Sharon (Robert), Michele (John), Earl, Jr., Charles, Jr., Tanya, Leslie, Terri, Damien, Darryl, Diana (Ron), Troy (Mary), Lordy, William, Ramona, Raye (Jonathan), Percy, Sr., Raymond, Sr., and a host of great, great-great-nieces and nephews, and a host of loving friends.
She ran the race and Finished The Course.
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