Celebrating the life of

Esther Stevenson Thornton

September 30, 1936 - January 20, 2020

Esther Stevenson Thornton

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.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Wright’s Cemetery, McBurg, Tennessee.




I am sorry to hear about Esther. She was my 1st manager at First Union when I started in Banking in 1995. I loved working with her, not a dull moment! She will be missed.

- Alison Allen, Fitzgerald, GA

To the Thornton Family: Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Hold tight to those memories, and trust in Jehovah God for the strength needed to endure. Psalm 46:1 assures us that "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." My condolences.

- S. Acker, New Orleans, La

Vicki I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers

- Gena Mitchell, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel