Joseph Henry Thornton

Sunrise: March 6, 1946

Sunset: February 4, 2019

On Monday, February 4, 2019 our lord and savior called to rest our beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Joseph Henry Thornton (Joe) was born on March 6, 1946 to William Howard and Berlyn Matilda Thornton. He was employed at the Marine Hydraulics for over 20 years. During his time with the company he received many awards and certificates of certification.

Joe was a very hardworking provider, father, brother, and relative. One of his favorite ways to provide for his family was gifting to each relative with a small donation from his heart. He had a dominant passion for music, donating and hosting charity events to make his many friends, family and strangers smile. We will surely miss the favorite uncle role that was played in our lives.

He leaves to cherish his memories his two daughters, Latonya Winfield and Latashia Hurst; siblings, William Thornton, Louise Miller, Patsy Thornton and Shirley Spruil; grandchildren, Akeem, William, and Shawn; great-grands, Elijah, Serenity; nieces,
Wanda, Ronita, Darlene; nephews, Edward, Shelton, Ralph, Michael, and many more relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Edward Miller and nephew, William Miller. We do not morn a death; we celebrate a life. He is
beyond suffering beyond worldly, and in God’s hands.

Viewing Thursday, February 14, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, February 15, 2019 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel

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    Deli says

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in Christ heartwarming promise, John 5:28,29

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    Terri says

    So sorry for your loss. The Lord will provide you comfort and peace.

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    DW says

    To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Joseph has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God’s Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

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    Anne Thornton says

    Louise, William, Pat, Shirley, Tasha, Tonya, grandsons, nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. I send my love and condolences from California. Sorry I cannot be there with you but I pray God will comfort you one and all with the happy memories of your life with Joe. God bless you during this time of mourning as well as the days ahead. Love,

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    Shirley Pittman Russell says

    You have my deepest sympathy during your hour of bereavement. May God truly bless the entire family.

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    Patricia James says

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

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