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Betty Jean (Cox) Thornton

December 8, 1941 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 79)

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Betty Jean Cox Thornton (79) passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at her granddaughters home in Mantachie. She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, horses, reading, going to church and spending time with her family. She was a nurse for 40 plus years.

Services are 2 pm Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Nick Ulmer officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Betty is survived by her sister, Rachel Glover of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Brandi Hodges (Bob) of Mantachie, Carl-Lee "Jay" King of Baldwyn, Tony Kennedy of Booneville and Nick Kennedy of Baldwyn and her great-grandchildren, Bobby Hodges IV, Ryan Kennedy, Carter Kennedy, Charlee-Jo Kennedy and Caine Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thornton; her daughter, Denise Kennedy; her parents, Leslie and Sula Mae Cox and her brother, Chester Cox.

Pallbearers will be; Bob Hodges, Andy Kennedy, Carl-Lee King, Tony Kennedy and Nick Kennedy.

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April 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kesler Funeral Home, Inc.
116 South Third Street
Baldwyn, MS 38824

Funeral Service
April 22, 2021

2:00 PM
Baldwyn Chapel

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