Marilyn Sacks Thornton

Marilyn Sacks Thornton

Wakefield, VA
02.26.1926 - 10.03.2018

Marilyn Sacks Thornton, age 92, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Southside Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Sussex County, Marilyn worked as a clerk in many local stores retiring from Produce Center #2. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter L. and Julia M. Sacks; her husband of over 40 years, Robert T. Thornton, Sr., and her siblings, Walter “Buddy” Sacks, Anna Sacks Goodrich, and Elizabeth “Betty” Sacks Francis.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert T. Thornton, Jr. and his wife, Kayda, and Bruce W. Thornton and his wife, Connie; daughter, Marilyn “Lynn” Ann Thornton; grandchildren, Angela Hand and her husband, Jon, Brandon Thornton and his wife, Amy, Kristen Lamm and her husband, Rob, Meagan Thornton, and Stefanie Ferrado and her husband, Steve; great-grandchildren, Hampton Hand, Banks Hand, Porter, Hand, Isabelle Thornton, Braylon Thornton, Jackson Lamm, Kaydance Lamm, and Ryland Lamm, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 7, 2018 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 1 to 3 pm. A graveside service will be held at 4 pm Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Readville Church Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Riggs officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Waverly Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583, Waverly, Virginia, 23890, or Wakefield UMC, P.O. Box 87 Wakefield, VA 23888. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co. funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Hwy.
Wakefield, VA 23888
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Readville Baptist Church Cemetery
20158 Princeton Road
Stony Creek, VA 23882
United States


My condolences to the Thornton family.
I always enjoyed hearing the stories from Lynn about all the family luncheons that she hosted for her children.
She was blessed with three children who looked out for her every need.
Go rest high on that mountain. Your work on earth has been done.

Penny Hite

Marilyn was like a second mother to me when I was growing up. We lived at her home when we were children and likewise her children at our home. Our parents were always together and we played all the time with each other. I have so many fond memories of our families being with each other. Bobby, Bruce and Lynn are like siblings to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish your memories and just know that she and your Dad are together now. She was a beautiful lady. Love to you all.



Becky Griffin

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