Nelda Miller Thornton, 85, formerly of Prosperity, widow of Edwin G. Thornton died February, 11, 2015.

Born on January 26, 1930, in Westerly, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Cecil and Ethel Aaron Miller. She retired from South Carolina National Bank and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons; Mike Thornton of Plano, TX; Mark Thornton and wife Barbara of Greenville; a daughter, Beth Charles and husband Rick of Greer; two sisters, Wanda Miller of Belmont, N.C. and Joy Cole of Gastonia, N.C.; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday. February 14, 2015 at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Scott Kierstead. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

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#8 Heather Thornton 2015-02-16 23:22
Nanny you meant so much and my memories of my visits to the Lake house are some of the best ever. Thank you for introducing this semi-Yankee to cheese grits cooked with bacon grease and putting up with me trying to help you in "your" kitchen. Beth finally taught me to back away:) You touched my life and our girls, Paige and Emma Thornton, your Great-Granddaug hters were lucky enough to meet you. In another life I will see you again. I have missed those grits for many years now! Love always, Heather Henry Thornton, Paige and Emma
#7 Von & Jean Hendrix 2015-02-13 12:54
Wanda, Beth, and entire family of Ms Nell, We all will miss this sweet lady. We always enjoyed our visits with her and Mr. Ed. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers during these trying times. May God give you comfort and peace. From our hearts to yours. Von & Jean Hendrix (Bethel Baptist Church)
#6 Marlene Van Tassel 2015-02-13 09:27
When Nell came to live with Wanda she became a member of our SS class at Parkwood Baptist Church. She was such a sweet lady and always smiled when you were talking with her. Wanda was such a wonderful care giver and you could see the love she had for Nell. We are so blessed to have good memories of our loved ones and I am sure you have many of Nell. God bless you all.
#5 Helen Dean 2015-02-12 23:17
To Mike,Mark and Beth. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You know how much I loved Nell. In the short time that we lived in the same neighborhood we had a lot of laughs and love. I will always keep her in my memories. Love to the 3 of you and the rest of the family.
#4 PAT CARVER 2015-02-12 20:12
We will certainly miss Nell and her sweet spirit that she always displayed to those she came in contact with. She would not want to return from the wonderful place she is in!!
#3 Terry Dissel 2015-02-12 18:28
My heart goes our to you with prayers in your time of sorrow. May God life you up, and keep you in his loving care. We've lost a womderful part of our family here at Bethel. She will be greatly missed.
#2 Edith Kinard 2015-02-12 08:06
My Heart hurts for all of you! Nell was such a special Blessing to me for so many years! How she loved her family!! Praying for all of you but also Rejoicing that Nell is now with The Lord! Love Edith and Hubert
#1 June Stepp 2015-02-11 17:49
Sorry to hear of Nell's passing. I had some good times with her and Bonnie Goodall when I was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was a sweet lady and a pleasure to be with. May God Bless you all!!

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