Let the memory of Sandra be with us forever.
  • 79 years old
  • Born on September 18, 1939 .
  • Passed away on January 23, 2019 .
Sandra Brown Thornton, 79, a longtime resident of Orange County passed away Wednesday January 23, 2019 at her home in Durham, NC.
Sandra was born September 18, 1939 in Wake County but lived in Granville County most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith and worked many years in hotel management.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, January 28, 2019 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Rev. Harold Thornton. Burial will be at Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor, NC. 
She is survived by daughters Caroline Webster Hyde of Rougemont, NC and Sabrina Bostic of Creedmoor, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Thornton and sons, Rodney and Neal  Washington.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 28, 2018 from 12:30-1:45 PM at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home of Sandra Thornton.   
Posted by Ray Gornto on January 28, 2019
Words are never enough in moments like this. I just want to thank you Sandra for all that you did for John and the things that you put up with.
I am going to miss you.
Posted by Tammy Vaughn on January 28, 2019
Moma Sandra,
You will be missed by so much. All the memories Caroline and I have growing up will carry on. You are at peace now and will watch over us all. You are loved by many. This is not goodbye, it's until I see you again.
Tammy V.
Posted by Caroline Hyde on January 25, 2019
I will miss you so much. I am so grateful that I got to spend my last days with you fighting cancer. You were strong for me and I was strong for you. I will continue to stay strong in my faith and make you proud. My best friend, my rock, my strength I will love you forever. xxoo

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