Ms. Anita Thornton

December 19, 1948March 5, 2018

Anita Thornton passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at UMMC. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Lakewood Memorial Park.

She retired in 2005 from UMMC as the Assistant Registrar. She is survived by her sister, Zella Nicholas; niece, Bobbie Burns (Gary); great nephew, Bert Burns; and great niece, Abby Burns.

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  • Graveside Service Friday, March 9, 2018

Ms. Anita Thornton

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Roslynn Solis-Champion

March 8, 2018

I met Anita several years ago, via her younger sister, Zella, whom I graduated from high school with. I got to know Anita and she was a good person who always made me laugh. I loved to hear her tell stories about her and Zella's adventures over the years! Us three went to Talagada in October 2014 to the races and we had a BALL! Rest in peace friend! Know you are loved and will be missed! And, don't worry about Zella, in time, she will be just fine! Love, Rozzie.

Janis Hamblin

March 6, 2018

Anita was one of the first friends I made in high school. We shared several classes, including typing. She was my best friend and we used to walk side by side down the hallways to our next classes talking. I was the very shy, quiet one. Anita always seemed so self-assured and not afraid of anything. It seemed to me like she could talk to anyone, even boys. Not me. And I was so jealous of her hair. It was thick and always looked so pretty. Mine was wavy and I could never get it to do what I wanted. It got worse on rainy or humid days. At Hinds Jr. College she introduced me to the guy that would later become my husband. A lot of my memories of high school revolved around her. You will be greatly missed, Anita.