Mrs. Thelma Gill Dixon Thornton, 91 of Starke passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Saturday, July 19, 2014 at ET York Haven Hospice in Gainesville. She was a sweet and loving person, she never met a stranger to know her was to love her. She was the daughter of the late William and Marie Thelma Gill. She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Owen Dixon of 25yrs and Elbert Thornton of 33 yrs and a daughter Ginger Lastinger and son Andy Dixon. She and Elbert were parents to a group home for 30 years; she was a mother to so many. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Her time was spent reading the Bible, Cooking and she enjoyed working with her flowers and loved her little dog, Joshua.
Mrs. Thornton is survived by brother: William Thomas Gill; Daughters: Lynn Fulton (Terry) and Mary Henry; Sons: Freddie Majary (Linda), Dick Dixon (Maryzena), Phillip Dixon (Pat), Bill Dixon (Peggie), Timothy Dixon (Joyce), David Dixon (Ann), Stephen Dixon (Alisa), and Mark Dixon; 112 Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Thornton will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home with Rev Gregory Carter and Rev. Randall Griffis officiating. Burial will be held at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler. In Lieu of flowers please donate to the Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 386-496-2008