Fallen Hero: SFC Wyndoll Thornhill (Ret)


Funeral Home

Colonial Funeral Home

323 2nd Street Columbia, MS


Sunday, April 23, 2023, 5-8 pm, Colonial Funeral Home


Monday, Apr 24, 2023, 11 am, Colonial Funeral Hom


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 19, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SFC Wyndoll Thornhill (Ret), age 86, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard and served in Co C, 890th Engineer Battalion, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

“Soldier for Life, Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:  

Wyndol L. Thornhill, of Foxworth, Mississippi, passed from this life into God’s presence on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the age of 86. He was born in Tylertown, Mississippi to Rodney and Susie Bedwell Thornhill and has been a lifelong resident of Marion County. Wyndol was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years of service to his country. He worked with the Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association, retiring after 25 years, and also worked for eight and a half years as a process server with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Wyndol was very outgoing and never met a stranger. He just loved people, was generous to a fault, and would help anyone who had a need. He enjoyed riding horses, raising cattle, and working with honeybees. Wyndol will be remembered as a godly, man of faith who loved his family deeply. Known to have read the Bible completely through numerous times, he served his community and his Lord through his membership with West Columbia Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lane Thornhill. Wyndol is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mavis Roberts Thornhill; two daughters, Lisa Lavon Hall (Berkley) and Sandra Lea Anthony (Robbie); a son, Kenneth Lenn Thornhill (Glenda); a sister, Patricia Stringer (Emmitt); eight grandchildren, Tessa Forbes (Andrew), Tara Pierce (Grant), Anthony Morgan (Heather), Adrianne Darr (Josh), Drew Stringer (Mandy), Lee Stringer (Stacey), Erika Thornhill, and Lane Thornhill; and 21 great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation for Wyndol at Colonial Funeral Home on Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. The funeral service, officiated by Reverend Lane Turnage, will be in the funeral home chapel on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Thornhill Family Cemetery assisted by Hunter Ford, Braxton Powell, Drew Stringer, Lee Stringer, Anthony Morgan, Josh Darr, Andrew Forbes, and Lane Thornhill serving as pallbearers.