Jackie Laquilla Thornton Williford, 68, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A resident of Wayne County for most of her life, Jackie was born on June 18, 1952 to the late Julian and Lillian Griffin Thornton. She worked for many years in the Business Office at Wayne Memorial Hospital and later for Dr. Pumpelly before retiring several years ago. Jackie loved serving the Lord and was a longtime member of the Crossroads Church of God. She served faithfully in Ladies Ministry for many years and was an ordained Chaplain. Her family was her pride and joy and Jackie cherished the time she spent with the ones she loved.
In addition to her parents, her brothers, Carroll Thornton, Farris Thornton, Sr., Julian Dewayne Thornton and Billy Thornton all preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of twenty-five years, Bobby WIlliford of Jesup; son, Jonathan Hiers and wife, Kelly of Forsyth, GA daughter, Jessica Freeman and husband, Kevin of Luverne, AL; brothers, Ralph Thornton and wife, Diane of Hoboken and Glynn Thornton and wife, Roberta of Senoia; grandchildren, Tyler Hiers and wife, Taylor, Brenley Hiers, Blossom Hiers, Desiree Bryant and husband, Cory, Keagan Phillips, Seryna Phillips, Kevin Freeman and Kylen Freeman; great grandchildren, Kari, Luna Blisselyn, and Ryles; and stepson, Mark Williford. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Friends and family may pay their respects from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour but are asked to follow COVID-19 guidelines with social distancing measures in place.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association at apdaparkinson.org or P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306.
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