Charlotte M Thornburg

March 23, 1929 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 90)

Dr. Charlotte Thornburg May 18, 2019
Funeral services and burial were at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, Alabama on May 21, 2019.
Dr. Charlotte, as she was affectionately known, was born in Detroit Michigan. Her family moved to Birmingham Al where she eventually met and married Dr. Roland Thornburg. They both attended Samford University and were first generation college graduates. Dr. Charlotte taught at ASIPCO Elementary and Ensley High School. They moved to New York where she was Dean of Women at Finch College. After several years they moved back to Alabama where they began their teaching careers at Jacksonville State University. Dr. Charlotte taught in the College of Education for over 30 years and was Chair of the Department of Counseling. She and her husband were longtime members of 1st Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Alabama where she was part of the Grace Sunday School Class. Roland and Charlotte were married for over 50 years until he passed away in 2002. She continued to live in Jacksonville, Alabama and called it home.
She is survived by her son Dr. Roland Thornburg, Jr., daughter-in-law Dr. Gena Thornburg, and grandchildren Brett Thornburg, Brooke Thornburg, Alex Riley, and Zach Riley. We would like to thank special family and friends from 1st Baptist Church Jacksonville, Ms. Jacci McReynolds, Ms. Betty Parker, Dr. Tamara Macintosh, Doctors and staff at Regional Medical Center, and Jennifer Salster and the nursing staff at Alacare.
Flowers will be accepted along with memorial donations to St. Jude's Hospital at

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