Emily Martha Thornton



FT. BRAGG- Mrs. Emily Martha Thornton, 32, of Fort Bragg, formerly of Texas, left to join her Heavenly Father on December 21, 2017.

Funny, strong, beautiful, and creative are the words friends have agreed most describe our dear Emily. Emily at the best of times could wake up a room with her vivacious personality, make anyone feel loved and cared for, and make you follow her lead (even if it was a really bad idea). During her worst of times, she would stun you with her generosity, spirited humor, and sense of precociousness that stayed strong within her, even during her times of sickness.

After high school, Emily married the love of her life, raised two spirited daughters, and found time to volunteer at church, Christ Kitchen, and the Special Olympics. Emily had a passion for all things creative. She has been a jeweler, furniture designer, and painter. She could leave a stylish and inspired finish on anything she touched. She is loved as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend to many.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2 pm in Jernigan-Warren Chapel in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The family will receive friends following the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Emily is survived by her husband, Jeremy Thornton; daughters, Reese Thornton of the home and McKenzie McLennan of Victoria, TX; mother, Kathleen Abrahamsen of Victoria; 2 sisters, Rachel LaRocco of Wilmington and Jessica Burt of Becker, MN; and brother, Tyler Hawthorne of Victoria.