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Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.
Fears Thronton

Homegoing Service


Deacon Thornton Fears, Sr.

August 12, 1943~July 6, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

12:00 Noon

Bald Rock Baptist Church

2284 Old Covington Road NE

Conyers, Georgia 30013

Rev. Chris Shipp, Pastor

Rev. James Collins, Eulogist

Assisted By Others

(The Measure of a Man)
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.                 Ecclesiastes 3:1

(A Time to be Born)

Thornton Fears, Sr. was born August 12, 1943 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie  (Mattie) Fears, Sr.

(A Time to be Educated)

He was educated in the Rockdale County School System and graduated from J.P. Carr High School in 1962.

(A Time For Family)

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Mrs. Vanesser (Brown-Sugar) Fears, four children, Mr. &  Mrs. Thornton (Mechelle) Fears, Jr., Ms. Tyneka Brown, Mr. Patriance Fears, Sr., Mrs. Chelcy Fears (Ulantais Dorsey), two god-sons, Mr. Anthony Balcom and Mr. Felix Scott,  three brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie (Martha) Fears, Jr., Mr. Ellie Hue Fears and Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel (Carolyn) Fears, four sisters, Ms. Mahalie Carr, Ms. Mattie Levett, Ms. Aileen Merrit and Mr. & Mrs. Barry (Lenobie) Reynolds, five grandsons, Kordairo Brown, Aubrey Brown, Tre'Von (OBI) Dorsey, Thornton (Tre) Fears III and Patriance (PJ) Fears, Jr., three granddaughters, Carrington Lettice Fears, Hon'ee Dorsey and Paisley (Lil Nesser) Fears, The Penn Family, three special brothers, Mr. Greg Penn, Mr. Tyvius Penn and Ms. Delphin Penn, five special sisters, Ms. Pam Penn, Ms. Kaye Penn, Ms. Hattie Penn, Ms. Jennifer Penn and Ms. Kimberly Penn and a host of many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

(A Time to Fly)

Thornton had an exciting life and lived his life to the fullest each and everyday, but gently slipped away and received his Heavenly Wings on July 6, 2014.


 Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
2705 N. Hightower Trail
Conyers, Georgia 30012

Honorary Pallbearers
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

              The Men of  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Decatur Alumni Chapter

Floral Attendants

The family of Dea. Thornton Fears, Sr. (T. Fears) expresses sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the many friends for their gracious acts of kindness and love shown to them during this time. We give thanks to God and may he continue to bless each and every one of you. We would like to give a special thanks to the Homestead Hospice Care Team and Dr. Richard Carter.

                                          The Fears Family
Letter To My Wife, Children, Grandchildren, Family & Friends:

I only said goodnight, not goodbye. I want you to continue to take care
 of each other. Our love will always be strong  because God is in control. Think of me often, however, don't cry out of sadness, but out of joy because I am free, free at last, free last.
                     T. Fears, Sr.