Welcome to the
memorial page for
October 10, 1938
~ October 20, 2017
Sister Zenobia Thornton (Sis. Zee), daughter of the late Willie Belcher and Willie Spencer was born on October 10, 1938 in Columbus, Mississippi. Zenobia passed away peacefully on October 20, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Rehab. in Columbus, Mississippi at the age of 79. She received her education at the Mitchell Memorial School system in Mississippi and then later moved to Long Branch, NJ in 1955 where she resided for 61 years. She received Christ as her Savior and later united with Salem Baptist Church of Long Branch under the pastoral leadership of Pastor Joseph N. Calhoun.
Zenobia was predeceased by her beloved parents Willie Belcher and Willie Spencer and her husband Douglas Thornton.
She leaves to mourn and cherish her memories her only son Bro. Michael Jones and daughter in law Julia Jones; 2 sisters Essie Harris and Jessie Williams of Columbus, MS; 3 sisters in law Rebecca Frazier, Thelma Harris, Patricia and her husband Frank; 1 brother in law Harold Jackson and his wife Rochelle; 1 stepson Corey Brown of Long Branch and a special nephew Joe Harris of Columbus, MS and special nieces Diana Beard and Tillie Williams both of Columbus, MS; 1 grandson Darrell Jones of Columbus, MS; 1 granddaughter Felicia Rascoe of Columbus, MS; her special friends Matthew Perkins, Una Knox and Rosetta Stanton as well as a host of other family and friends.