OBITUARY

Barbara Jean West Thorpe

November 16, 1933May 5, 2019
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Barbara West Thorpe, 85, of Hernando, MS, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Thorpe was retired from Avis Rental Car and was a member of Journey Baptist Church. She was one of six children and dearly loved her entire family. She was affectionately known to many as “Meemaw” and that always brought a smile to her face. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her most prized possessions, and the love she had for them was immeasurable. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Bill Thorpe, her daughter, Rhonda Fowler, her parents, D.B. West and Robbie West, and two brothers, Sonny West and Billy West. Mrs. Thorpe is survived by her daughters, Dana Chisholm (Keith) and Kristi Faulkner (Steve), three sisters, Elizabeth Case, Carolyn Hariss, and Susan Clare, five grandchildren, Monty Sanders (Cassie), Brennan Hedge (Lacey), Holly Carden (Chad), Hannah Wildmon (Lee), and Emma Claire, and eight great-grandchildren, Laken, Sara Kathryn, Weston, Leah, Daylin, Avalyn, Lyla Ruth, and Braylee. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May 8, 2019 from 5-8pm and the funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019 at 10am, all at Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch. Interment will follow in Autumn Woods Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.brantleyfuneral.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Dana Chisholm (Keith), Daughter
  • Kristi Faulkner (Steve), Daughter
  • Elizabeth Case, Sister
  • Carolyn Hariss, Sister
  • Susan Clare, Sister
  • Monty Sanders (Cassie), Grandchild
  • Brennan Hedge (Lacey), Grandchild
  • Holly Carden (Chad), Grandchild
  • Hannah Wildmon (Lee), Grandchild
  • Emma Claire, Grandchild
  • She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Bill Thorpe, her daughter, Rhonda Fowler, her parents, D.B. West and Robbie West, and two brothers, Sonny West and Billy West.

    She also leaves eight great-grandchildren, Laken, Sara Kathryn, Weston, Leah, Daylin, Avalyn, Lyla Ruth, and Braylee.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Steve Faulkner
  • Keith Chisholm
  • Monty Sanders
  • Brennan Hedge
  • Lee Wildmon
  • Garrett Gilliland
  • Bob Earwood
  • John Earwood

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 9, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

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Rita Ross Kruger

May 6, 2019

Love you so Mrs. Barbara. Was always my second Mom and I knew that and felt your love. Give my Mom a hug. Looking forward to one day rejoicing with all my love ones. You are already greatly missed by me and so many more. I promise to always be here for your girls. Until we meet again. ❤️

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Biography

Barbara West Thorpe, 85, of Hernando, MS, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home. Mrs. Thorpe was retired from Avis Rental Car and was a member of Journey Baptist Church. She was one of six children and dearly loved her entire family. She was affectionately known to many as “Meemaw” and that always brought a smile to her face. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her most prized possessions, and the love she had for them was immeasurable. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Bill Thorpe, her daughter, Rhonda Fowler, her parents, D.B. West and Robbie West, and two brothers, Sonny West and Billy West. Mrs. Thorpe is survived by her daughters, Dana Chisholm (Keith) and Kristi Faulkner (Steve), three sisters, Elizabeth Case, Carolyn Hariss, and Susan Clare, five grandchildren, Monty Sanders (Cassie), Brennan Hedge (Lacey), Holly Carden (Chad), Hannah Wildmon (Lee), and Emma Claire, and eight great-grandchildren, Laken, Sara Kathryn, Weston, Leah, Daylin, Avalyn, Lyla Ruth, and Braylee. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, May 8, 2019 from 5-8pm and the funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019 at 10am, all at Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch. Interment will follow in Autumn Woods Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.brantleyfuneral.com.