Susan Thornhill

Susan E. Thornhill (Nilsson)

Sunday, July 22nd, 1956 - Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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On September 19, 2020 Susan E. Thornhill passed away. Susan is the beloved wife of Ward Thornhill, loving mother of David (wife Kelly) and Blair Thornhill, daughter of Knut Nilsson and the late Lucy (Jones) Nilsson, dear sister of Cathy Bateman (husband Scott) and David Nilsson (wife Joni), adoring grandmother to Emma and Ella Thornhill, and loving Aunt to Katie, Rachel, Tyler, Morgan, and Ryan.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic funeral services will be held privately for the family. Friends are invited to join the family for graveside services at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, 2150 Mt. View Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104, Thursday 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mrs. Thornhill’s name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association ( ) or to the American Red Cross ( )
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    Crestlawn Memorial Garden
    2150 Mt. View Road
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    Interment with graveside services will be held Thursday 9/24 at 2 p.m. This is open to everyone, we ask that you practice social distancing and please wear a mask.


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Posted at 11:46am
Ward, will always think of Susan and you as on a walk, holding hands.
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Cathy and Scott Bateman

Posted at 10:20am
"Susan Thornhill" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Rose Beckett

Posted at 09:40pm
Ward, David, Blair and family
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I have many fond memories of Susan. We sat beside each other for several years at work. She could talk attorney's into accepting settlements like magic. Susan had a beautiful spirit and amazing sense of humor. Please know that she was very loved by many of the work family. May God bless you and keep you in his care.
Rose Beckett and family

Bridgette Dory

Posted at 09:18pm
My sincere condolences to the family of Susan Thornhill. I enjoyed working with you at State Farm. Susan, you were funny , smart and you had such a beautiful personality. You will surely be missed. B Dory

Connie Poole

Posted at 07:39pm
Dear Thornhill and Nilsson families,

First off, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to your entire family. I worked with Susan for many years at State Farm. I will always cherish her friendship, knowledge and her caring spirit within the office. She always was willing to listen to anything you wanted to talk about. Susan I am so grateful for your friendship and most of all that State Farm allowed our paths to cross to become friends and supporters for each other to lean on.

May you forever Rest In Peace Susan.

Your Friend Forever,

Connie Poole

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