Kim Speights Thornton

Published 2:46 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Funeral services for Kimberli Ann Speights Thornton were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at Saulters-Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Prentiss.

Mrs. Thornton died May 30, 2017, after a lengthy battle against cancer.  Interment followed in Speights Cemetery in Bassfield.

Dr. David Michel and Rev. Jimmy McGee officiated. Pallbearers were Shelly Barnes, Connor Barnes, Patrick Barnes, Lance Magee, Steve Holifield and Dave Cook. Honorary pallbearer was Cooper Darnell.

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Saulters-MooreFuneral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kim was born in Madden on Sept. 22, 1960. She spent her formative years in Prentiss, and was a graduate of Prentiss Christian School. After  high school, Kim studied nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree. While at Southern Miss, Kim was a member of the Beta Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority.

She spent the next 35 years providing loving and compassionate care to her patients in the intensive care unit, the emergency room, and pre-operation unit. Kim will always be remembered for her unfaltering comforting smile and her persona that radiated warmth and kindness.

Kim is survived by her husband of 32 years, Mike Thornton of Prentiss; her son Michael Thornton and his wife Megan of Magee; her daughter, Molli of San Diego, California; her youngest daughter, Macy of Prentiss and two granddaughters, Kaylee and Ann Sullivan. Kim is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Speights and her sisters, Van (Shelly) and Carla (Lance), all of Prentiss.

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