Mellie Joyce Thorn
Mellie Joyce Thorn, age 89, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 29, 1930. She grew up in Waco, Texas and on October 8, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Thorn. They had two children, Terry M. Thorn and wife Jessie, and David Steven Thorn and wife Cathie all of Palestine.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Thomas M. Thorn and grandson, Scott Smith. She is survived by her two sons, grandchildren, Brian Thorn and wife Jamie, Jonathan Thorn and wife Toni, Brandon Jayroe and wife Daisy, Chance Nichols and wife Trisha, Ted Nichols and wife Jennifer and John Thorn and wife Sarah, as well as numerous great grandchildren.
Mrs. Thorn was a lifelong avid genealogist and president of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved her church where she was an active member and she loved and greatly enjoyed her family, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and church family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Palestine on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. Family visitation will be at 2:00 P.M. at the church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Alex Lupo. Burial at Palestine City Cemetery will follow the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Smith, Jonathan Thorn, John Thorn, Ted Nichols, Martin Lawrence, and Mark Schrader.
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Published on January 15, 2020


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