Rev. Roy Gilbert Thornton

January 24, 1940October 18, 2021
Obituary of Rev. Roy Gilbert Thornton
Pastor Reverend Roy Gilbert “Gib” Thornton, 81, of Bloomington went home on Monday, October 18, 2021. He was born January 24, 1940 in Hart County, Kentucky to Roy Thornton and Mattie Brown Thornton. He was the Pastor at God’s Way Family Worship Center. Survivors include his wife, Cherri L. Harris Thornton of Bloomington; two daughters, Lana Thomas and Cori Thornton both of Bloomington; a son, Aubrey Burt of Ellettsville; eight grandchildren, Cedric, Ananda, Ky-Rea and Veronica Thomas, Torien Thornton, and Judah, Zecheriah and Cathalaya Burt; four great grandchildren, Catalina, Cathalina, Cedric, Jr. and Anonymous; a brother, Leonard Thornton of Bedford; three sisters, Agnes Boone of Bedford, Donna (Dan) Ray of Louisville and Kimberly A. Harris of Bloomington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his twin brother, George Wilbert Thornton. In addition to being the Pastor at God’s Way Family Worship Center, Gib has also retired from Westinghouse/ABB. He loved watching I.U. Sports and was a security guard at ESG for I.U., the Indianapolis Colts, going shopping, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was said to have never met a stranger, he loved spending time with people and most importantly his Lord. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in Lighthouse Community Church, 850 E Winslow Rd. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM also in the church with Pastors Derek House, Steven Lee, Rey Echavaria, Angela Carter and Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose officiating. Private Family only Burial will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to the family or to the Go Fund Page that has been created Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Thornton family.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2021

A Gathering of Family and Friends

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

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