Emily Langford Thornton

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Emily Langford Thornton left this earth on March 3rd in Greensboro, NC, to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved parents. She was born in Natchitoches, LA, on July 30th, 1936, and was an adoring mother, grandmother, aunt and fiercely dedicated friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She was also a master of Creole cuisine who always said "the secret was in the seasoning." A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM at The Minor Basilica of Immaculate Conception Church in Natchitoches, LA. Fr. Louis Solar will officiate. After a distinguished 30-year career in the Office of Family Security, she retired in 1995 and moved to New Orleans where she remained active with NOMA, The Historic New Orleans Collection and served as Wedding Coordinator for St. Louis Cathedral. In 2004, she moved to Greensboro to be closer to family. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Thornton and his fiancée Linda Galvan of Austin, TX, and Scott Thornton and husband Bill Lancaster of Greensboro, NC. Sister, Elizabeth Robbins and husband Robert of Baton Rouge. She also has two grandchildren, Stephanie Pieper and her husband Marcus, and Alec Thornton, all of Austin, TX. She also has twin great-grandsons, Beau and Carter Pieper. There is also a large group of cousins, nieces and nephews she loved deeply. In lieu of flowers, her family requests contributions be made to The Alzheimer's Society.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Mar. 13 to Mar. 17, 2018