Thomas Lavon Whorton

November 19, 1952 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 69)


It is with heartfelt sympathy that we announce the passing of Mr. Thomas Lavon Whorton of Gadsden, AL, who transitioned on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the age of 69. We ask that you keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Services will be announced.

Thomas Lavon (Von) Whorton was born on November 19, 1952, in Etowah County, Alabama, to the late Thomas Odell Hill and Minnie Jean Whorton.  He was educated in the Attalla City School System, attending Norris High School.    

Thomas confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized on August 15, 2018, by Deacon John Bowling. He attended Rainbow City Church of Christ on a regular basis until his illness.  He enjoyed attending bible study, church services, and congregational social events.   He loved to smile, laugh, and tell jokes.

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas Hill and Minnie Whorton; his son, Thomas Lavon Whorton Jr; sister, Michella Diana Whorton; grandmother, Annie Cox Wooten; two brothers, Yolando Davarro Davis and Dexter Keith Edwards; special aunt, Mildred Whorton Miller; special Uncle, Freddie Cox; father and mother-in-law, Clyde and Maurine Sosebee.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 33 years, Sandra Whorton; daughters, Trena Whorton of Gadsden, AL; Yolanda Whorton of Cleveland, Ohio; and Brionna (Christian) Morris of Gadsden, AL; grandchildren, Cameron Whorton of Jacksonville, FL, Chelsee Rowe of Atlanta, GA;  Ajah Turner of Gadsden, AL;  Taylor (Sheldon) Jones of Atlanta, GA;  Terrez Hill of  Virginia;  Nicholas Hill, Payton Horton and Dillon Horton of Gadsden, AL, great grandchildren, Kenzie Rowe, Za’Liyah Turner and Mercedes Robinson of Gadsden, AL; Jett and Sage Jones of Atlanta, GA; Justice and Jayden Hill of Gadsden, AL; Jacolby, Terrez, Sophia, Mekhi and Nyla Hill of VA; sisters, Sabrina Pruitt, Christie (Stephen) Huffman, Bridget Garner of Huntsville, AL; Della Rutledge of  Milledgeville, GA; Kelly (Greg) Childs of Gadsden, AL; LaSherry (Shondon) Martin of Huntsville, AL; and Karsha Hill of Gadsden, AL; brothers, Lionel (Michelle) Whorton of Chambersburg, PA; Marcus (Monica) Whorton of Dyersburg, TN; Patrick Richey of Gadsden, AL; step sister, Melissa Lindsey; special cousin, Brenda Miller; brothers- in-Law: Elmus Scott and Tom Sosebee of Rainbow City, AL;  special friends, Calvin Williams, William (Bo) Graves, Patrick Crook, Calvin Heard, Theo Collins, Deb Johnson,  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.


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Memorial Service
June 4, 2022

2:00 PM
Rainbow Church of Christ
2201 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, AL 35901

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