Esther Stevenson Thornton passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 with her daughter at her side. She was born September 30, 1936 in McBurg, Tennessee. Esther was the youngest of twelve, and was the last surviving sibling. She attended business college in Nashville on a basketball scholarship. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and they moved to Savannah where she enjoyed a banking career of forty-five years, (once named top teller in Georgia). Esther enjoyed playing the piano, having played in her youth at McBurg Methodist Church. She loved watching her grandkids and great grandkids playing sports especially baseball. She also had a great sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Richard) Thornton Bashlor; three grandchildren, Michael (Adrianne) Bashlor, Brittany Morgan Bashlor Edge, and Christopher Bashlor; three great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Brody and Beau Brady; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mrs. Thornton will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at McBurg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday beginning at 2 PM until time of service at the church. Burial will follow the service in Wright’s Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Esther Stevenson Thornton.