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Mary Idale Thornhill

August 10, 1947 — January 11, 2024


Mary Idale Thornhill

Mary Idale Thornhill, a beloved housewife and homemaker, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2024, in Kaufman, Texas. She was born on August 10, 1947, in Gonzales, Texas. Mary was an exceptional woman who dedicated her life to her family and embraced her role as a nurturer with grace and love.

Mary's journey began in Gonzales, where she was raised a close-knit community. From a young age, she displayed a remarkable passion for the arts. She found solace and joy in activities such as gardening, sewing, drawing, painting, and music. These hobbies became an integral part of her life and allowed her to express her creativity.

As a homemaker, Mary's talents were boundless. Her culinary skills were legendary among family and friends. Whether it was baking delicious pies or cooking hearty meals for gatherings, Mary's kitchen became the heart of every celebration. Her recipes were treasured heirlooms that brought loved ones together around the table.

Mary possessed an innate ability to make people feel cherished and valued. Her kind words and genuine interest in others made everyone feel seen and appreciated. She had an infectious laughter that brightened any room she entered – leaving lasting memories imprinted on the hearts of those fortunate enough to know her.

In this time of sorrow, let us remember Mary Idale Thornhill & her husband Mevlin Thornhill for the incredible impact they had on the lives of those around them. May we find solace in the memories we shared with the two of them and strive to emulate their qualities of love, compassion, and creativity.

Mary is survived by her sister, Barbara Cheek; brother, Allen Norris; brother, David Norris; daughter, Shezette Thornhill; son, Jerry Thornhill; son, Wayne and wife Michele Thornhill; grandson, Michael Thornhill; granddaughter, Amanda Miller; grandson, Taylor Sathorn; grandson, JT Blackwell; granddaughter, Lexi Smalley; grandson, Lee Holleman; grandson, Eli Holleman; grandson, Chandler Holleman; granddaughter, Jasmine Holleman; granddaughter, Emily Thornhill; grandson, Ashton Wolters; great-grandson, Matthew Thornhill; great-grandson, Cayden Miller; great-grandson, Kaycen Miller; great-granson, Joseph Cole and step-mother, June Norris.

She was preceeded in death by husband Melvin Thornhill; her father, Frank J Norris; mother, Johnie Lee Norris; and sister, Carroll Dawson.

As we bid farewell to Mary, let it be with gratitude for the life she lived and the love she bestowed upon us all. Her memory will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Rest peacefully, dear Mary – your spirit continues to shine brightly through the lives you touched.

The family will be holding a Memorial Service in Mary's honor on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Goggans Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00pm.

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Pastor Jr Thornhill officiating

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