Mary Eugene THORNE

Sunday, February 7th, 1937 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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THORNE, Mary E. age 83, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Monday, April 6th, 2020. Born February 7th, 1937. Attended Roosevelt High School, Dayton. Member, St. Timothy Missionary Baptist Church, Dayton. Preceded in death by her parents Rev. Eddie W. Stokes and Mary E. Stokes; son Darryl A. Smith; daughter Rosalind Brisco; brother Eddie W. Stokes, Jr.; brother-in-law Johnny Martin; sisters Frizell Davidson, Nellie Ruth Barker and Patricia Stokes. She is survived by her husband Jesse Thorne; sons Rodney Jay Thorne and John (Sharon) Smith Jr.; daughter Cynthia (Jesse) Mason; granddaughter/daughter Tiant L. Smith; brother Tommy (Ann) Stokes; sister Eddy Louise Martin; “special son” Tyrone Williams and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services for immediate family will be held 11:00 a.m., SATURDAY, April 18, 2020 at THOMAS FUNERAL HOME, 4520 Salem Ave., Dayton, Ohio. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., until celebration. Interment at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 20, 2020 at Dayton National Cemetery. Due to Covid19 safety restrictions, attendees must wear a mask and keep social distance of six feet during the service. On-line condolences may also be sent to the family at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Thomas Funeral Home
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Robert Jackson
  • Interment

    Monday, April 20th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Monday, April 20th, 2020 12:30pm
    Dayton National Cemetery
    4400 W. Third Street
    Dayton, Ohio 45428
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Beth D'Antonio

Posted at 12:27pm
My dear friend Cynthia and family-
I too do not know your dear mother Mary personally, although I did get the privilege of meeting her at Darryll and Alyncia's graduation celebrations. Please keep memories like these close to your heart and talk to her within your heart often. Her life on earth will continue in these cherished memories and the traditions you continue with future generations.
May the Lord comfort you today and always.
Sincerely and with love,
Beth D'Antonio

Susan Somers

Posted at 12:21pm
Cynthia and Family,
I did not know your Mother well, but what I do know is that her legacy in the family she created and nurtured along the path of her lifetime on earth, is beyond measure. Cynthia, how you found time or even thought to send my birthday card this week in the middle of dealing with your grief is beyond me, but I think it speaks to the values you were raised with through her love of family. May you all be comforted know she is watching over you from heaven and may you feel the love and prayers tomorrow, as you lay her to eternal rest.
All my love to you my sweet friend.
Susan Somers

Regina ONeal

Posted at 12:35am
I will truly miss this wonderful lady . I met her over thirty five years ago when Cynthia took me home to Dayton to meet her. She was always kind and gracious and loving. She was classy and had a way of making you feel welcomed and loved and like family. I will miss her sweet spirit and loving ways. Rest in Perfect Peace Ms. Mary until we meet again . Regina ONeal Columbus, Ohio

Doris Johnson

Posted at 02:20pm
Mary was one of my first cousins and always carried herself as an uptown, highly sophisticated lady. Her hair was always beautiful and she loved dressing in a smart manner. She was a great of example of how you love and care for family. She was also an excellent house keeper, which was a great model for everyone in the family. She has an unbelievable resemblance of our aunt. Nellie K. Brannon. We often say that they looked alike and acted alike. Both were great women who left us with strong memories of how to exist as family and enjoy excellence in everything you do. She has left a great legacy. Her mission on earth was completed in a royal manner. Enjoy your new dimension, Mary. Get the party ready for the rest of us! Much love to you, Cousin Doris.

Deborah Daniel

Posted at 10:25am
Wishing you peace that comes with time and the comfort of all your memories. R.I.H. Mrs. Mary until we meet again.

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