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Mrs. Lillie Childs Thornton, 61, of Fairburn, Georgia and formerly of Albany, Georgia departed this life Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at her residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. in the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 23010 Highway 200, Damascus, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Lord was counting His angels and found one missing. That angel was Mrs. Lillie Mae Childs Thornton. She was born on August 12, 1958 in Edison, GA(Calhoun County) to Hilton and Curlila Childs. She was a very sweet person who loved people. She was educated in the Essex County School System. She graduated from Barringer High School in Newark, New Jersey in 1976. She worked at Firestone in Albany, GA. Lillie then decided to attend college. She graduated from Albany Technical College in Cosmetology and after college she was employed at Chatmon’s Beauty Salon in Albany, GA for over 20 years. She loved being a cosmetologist and serving clients.

Lillie loved her children and grandchildren. They were the joy of her life. She also loved her family and she was the matriarch of the family. Lillie’s parents, Hilton and Curlila Childs preceded her in death. Her brother, Reginald Childs and her sister, Velyn Childs also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph Thornton; Her two sons and one daughter, Rajan R. Childs, Joseph J. Thornton(Tayna), Jontavia C. Thornton; her siblings, Marilyn(Brenda) Childs, Patricia Johnson (Robert), Hilton Childs Jr. (Charlotte), and Ronald Childs; grandchildren, Diamond Childs, Najah Childs, Jovan Thornton, Rajan Childs Jr., Kionna Thornton, Kadienze Childs, Siraj R. Robinson, Sirnijah J. Robinson, Maczavious A. Cofield, Brandaija Holmes, Tariyah Holmes, & Talyric Holmes; two uncles and six aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is also survived by one special friend, Annette Mackey(Ozell).

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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
    My condolences to Rajon, JoJo, and Tavia and the rest of the Childs and Thornton family. Rest easy Auntie.
    ~ Teisha Ellis   MD
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    I love you! You will be miss and not forgotten. Coming from the Bobb & Davis Family.
    ~ Christine Bobb   Albany
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    I love you! You will be miss and not forgotten. Coming from the Bobb & Davis Family.
    ~ Christine Bobb   Albany
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    My heart goes out to the immediate family and close friends, especially my uncle Joe and cousins Rajon, Tavia and Jojo. Aunt Lily was always so genuine and nice to us. You will always be remembered and cherished and we are happy that you are resting in peace. With Love, Maranda
    ~ Maranda Grant
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    I miss you mom and I love u so much i hate u had to leave me but I know you in a better place but it hurt me your gone we all gonna miss you u was my backbone and my best friend my kids heart broke into pieces like my heart I don't trust nobody but u mama
    ~ Jontavia Thornton   Fairburn, GA