Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Sheppard Thorne, 84 of Jonesboro died at noon on November 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ezzie Sheppard, her husband, Leonard Thorne, Sr., her sister, Lucille Ellington and her brother, Lennon Sheppard. Dorothy is survived by her son, Tommy Thorne (Jan), her daughter, Janet Edwards (Eddie) and her daughter, Judy Crittenden (Chris) with whom she lived with for the last 15 years. Also surviving are her brothers, Clarence Sheppard (Betty) and Buddy Sheppard and her sister-in-law, Jacqueline Sheppard, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1233 Pleasant Hill Rd. NW, Conyers, GA at 10am on December 10, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a favorite charity. 770-692-1181