1942 - 2022
Ella Marie Thornhill, 79, of Hamburg, died Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Mrs. Thornhill was a native of Mangham, Louisiana, a former resident of Monroe, Louisiana, and a resident of Hamburg since 1967. A 1961 graduate of Mangham High School, she was a homemaker and had previously
worked at One Hour Martinizing and Harrison’s
Department Store. Her truly compassionate nature often brought much-needed
peace when she worked as the Night Hostess at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home. For
over 20 years, “Mrs. Marie” was always there to open the door during a
visitation and give many families a warm hug or an understanding smile. She was
a humble servant of God and an active member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Thornhill enjoyed everything that
revolved around spending time with her family and being involved with her
grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family,
especially her cherished grandchildren, her fellow and former co-workers, her
community, and her church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Alton and Bessie Aline
Graves Thames, a brother, Thomas Alton Thames, Jr., and her sister, Kathryn
Thames Osborn, who died on June 9th of this year.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Lee Thornhill of
Hamburg; her son, Brent Thornhill of Sydney, Montana; her daughter, Leia
O’Fallon and husband, Marty, of Wilmar; her brother, George Thames and wife,
Wanda, of Mangham, Louisiana; five grandchildren, Libby Thornhill, Addy
Thornhill, Chloe Thornhill, Will O’Fallon and Jesse Lee Thornhill and a host of
nieces and nephews.