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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill

Arrangements for Mrs. Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill of Anniston, Alabama, formerly of Brookhaven, are visitation at 10AM,

followed by a service at 11AM Friday, January 5, 2018 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service, with interment at Riverwood Memorial Park.


Mrs. Bonnie Sue Pierce Thornhill, 84, went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2017.

She was born on February 21, 1933 to the late Edgar Lewis Pierce and Dezzie Lee Calhoun Pierce.


She was an active lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Brookhaven; enjoyed creative pursuits of various kinds including painting,

gardening, and decorating; an avid traveler and reader.

She enjoyed snow skiing and had the gift of hospitality. Most of all, she enjoyed time with friends and family; she adored her husband Max,

her daughters and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and her life was a radiant expression of her love for the Lord Jesus Christ.


Preceding her in death were her parents; and husband, Max E. Thornhill.


She is survived by her 3 daughters, Debbie T. Acker and husband, Aaron, Dana T. Simmons and husband, Robert, and Diane T. Irby.

Her living legacy includes her 11 grandchildren, Michael Simmons, Andrew Acker and wife, Heather, Maurie Hartel and husband, Forrest,

Joseph Irby and wife, Taylor, Anna Lee Hooper and husband, Bob, Lori DeYmaz and husband, Zach, John Irby, Joshua Irby, Josiah Irby,

Abigail Workman and husband, Jeffrey, and Joel Irby; 12 great grandchildren, Ella Hartel, Vivi Hartel, Max Acker, Kate Acker, Ellis Hooper,

John Franklin Hooper, Bonnie Lee Hooper, Inslee Irby, Anderson Irby, Grace Davidson, Catherine DeYmaz and Piece DeYmaz;

and brother in law & sister in law, Jerry and Shirley Thornhill.


Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Brookhaven.


  • Comment Link Romy Rivera Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:51 posted by Romy Rivera

    Mrs Bonnie was a very special lady who changed the lives of many people, with her love and kindness.
    Keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Comment Link Durr and Pat Walker Tuesday, 02 January 2018 17:11 posted by Durr and Pat Walker

    Dear Family--I think you know just how much fun we all use to have with our Church music. You were so talented and such a hoot! Yes, I remember all your weddings and parties and always will. It was such a golden age. I would love to see all of you now.. Pat and I send our deepest regards to all of you and many, many hugs!

    Pat and Durr Walker

  • Comment Link Daisy  Orth Monday, 01 January 2018 11:20 posted by Daisy Orth

    If weather does not permit me to come and say goodbye, I want you to know Bonnie had a tremendous impact on my life. When we were tenant farmers in New Hebron and she was about nine, she came to stay a few days with us. With her wonderful, creative nature, she turned our humble estate into something magical. I'm sure as I reached seven then, that was the most fun I had ever had. We did not see each other much over the years, but every time an occasion came where we would be together, I was always in awe. -- Cousin Daisy Calhoun Orth

  • Comment Link Angie (Gillis)Bessonette Sunday, 31 December 2017 18:42 posted by Angie (Gillis)Bessonette

    Such a sweet precious lady. A wonderful family. Fondest memory is of the Chigger Digger Camping Club and my father Aaron Gillis picking at her early camping mornings with her hair teased up... she had great personality and the biggest heart. Will pray for you all.


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