In lieu of flowers/plants, tribute donations should be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, c/o Melvin Shorter, 2030 Pondtown Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Anna Mae Demby Thornton was born on April 12, 1930, to the late John and\n \n Indianna Demby. She departed this life on December 13, 2020 at Compass\n \n Regional Hospice, Centerville, MD.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n Anna’s mother departed this life when she was five years old. She was reared by\n \n her great aunt and uncle, the late Amanda and George Gibbs, along with her\n \n cousin Delorse Winchester.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n She attended the Queen Ann County Public School system. From childhood, she\n \n was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Hope, MD. She was\n \n employed by Campbell Soup Company and, later, by Maryland Plastic Company.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n She was a loving and caring mother, a supportive and dedicated grandmother.\n \n She loved all children and always wanted to hug and kiss them.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n She was preceded in death by her son (George W. Thornton), grandson (Michael\n \n Thornton), uncle (Warren Brooks) and best friend (Doris Rochester).\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n To cherish her memory, she leaves: seven children Mable Bratcher, William\n \n Demby (Antionette), Wanda Taylor, Norman Penn, Ronald Demby (Cheryl),\n \n Donald Demby (Janice), Barbara Smith, god-daughter, Mary Hutchins; two cousins\n \n (Jestine Boone and Vivian Jackson); friend (Lillian Brown; eighteen grandchildren;\n \n twenty-nine great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren and a host of\n \n nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.