Sheila C. Thornell

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Sheila C. Thornell, 56, of Sallisaw, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on September 6, 1960 in Tulsa, OK to Amos and Patricia (Coday) Johnson.Sheila was a graduate of Sallisaw High School, she and Lee Thornell were married on January 21, 1982 in Poteau. She was a member of Trinity Holiness Church. She was the strength, security and safe haven for her family.Sheila is survived by her husband-Lee, daughter and son-in-law; Kristy Shaylyn Stratton and J.R., Parents; Amos and Patricia Johnson. 3 Sisters; Tresa Johnson, Beverly Sizemore and Amie Johnson. Brother-Jimmy Johnson all of Sallisaw. 2 grandchildren; Addi Grace Shofner and Aspen Paige Stratton and many special nieces and nephews.Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 16, 2017 at Forever Memories Funeral Services. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Faith Assembly of God Church of Sallisaw with Bro. Johnny Watkins and Bro. Roger Gavit officiating. Burial will follow in the Sallisaw City Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be; Jerry Thornell, Marlin Thornell, Jackie Phillips, Joe Johnson, Josh Meredith and Wayne Brown. Honorary Bearers will be; Alan Sizemore, Derek Sizemore, Cody Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Kevin Fair and James Thornell.


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  1. Shelly Sharp Strickland

    Lee,Kristy and family, I am so sorry for your loss but on the other hand HEAVEN gained a precious angel. Shelia left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Love you all and will be praying for all of you during this time.

  2. Sherree Reid

    Sheila was a sweet friend and classmate. We rode many miles on the school bus together. Our paths crossed many times over the years and we were always glad to see one another. She was fiercely proud of her family and always gave me an update. She will be so missed. Prayers for her family, Sherree

  3. Carrie Johnson

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to Kristy and family.

  4. Shelli Barnes

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sheila was a beautiful person inside and out. I will dearly miss her. She was a very special friend. My prayers are with you all !!

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  6. Sandra Dover

    My thoughts and prayers for the family. She was a wonderful person and I am privileged to have known her. My love to all of you!

  7. Charity Meadows-Mathews

    I have so many wonderful memories with this sweet lady growing up. Me, Amie, Kristy…. and Aunt Sheila. Wow. I will never forget those sweet memories. Prayers and thoughts to all the family. She was loved beyond measure and will never be forgotten. Rest in love, Sheila. Love to you all, Charity Meadows-Mathews

  8. aine Bledsoe

    So sorry for your loss Bless you and yours.

  9. Christi Parker

    So sorry for your lack ss she was a sweet lady

  10. Gaylene Sanders Hines

    Teresa im so sorry for your loss i will b praying for the johnson family ….God Bless you

  11. Sherry Spencer

    Thoughts and prayers to the Johnson family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  12. Barrett Johnson

    Sheila–a classmate of mine–was quiet, kind, and thoughtful all the time I knew her. We shared many good memories throughout the years growing up in Sallisaw. And, if I remember correctly, we were pictured next to each other in each year’s Sallisaw Public Schools yearbook.Much gratitude for knowing Sheila and fellow classmate, SHS 1978Barrett Johnson

  13. Galela, Paul,Leann Kelli Caughman

    Our thought s and prayers are with all the families at this sad time please give Amos and Pat my condolences

  14. Laura Gwen Seabolt Bailey

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers go out to all of the family. She will be missed.

  15. Butch and Kathy Freeman

    Lee and family,So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful, precious wife and mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My first memory of Sheila would go back to 1st grade at the old Liberty School, such a gentle, kind and sweet person. Years have come and gone since then, but Sheila remained the same . . .So beautiful from the inside out. One of the things that gave her such strength was her faith, which rested in the Arms of Everlasting God . . .and in my mind, I can see her now where hearts are never broken and there’ll be no sad goodbyes – With such peach and joy on her face, I can almost hear her softly say "Come and see me when you can . . ." Until we meet again, rest in God’s peace my beautiful friend.

  16. Jesse and Katie Blair

    I did not get to meet Sheila, and I am sure it is my forever loss. But I want to thank her for the amazing daughter she shared, with JR and our family. I will be forever in debt to her and all her family for the precious gift of love we have in Kristy, Addi and Aspen. Praying that God’s love gives you the strength you need at this difficult time.

  17. Jennifer Darcy

    Im very sorry for your loss Prayers for your Family….

  18. Tammy & Guy

    Sheila was a cherished classmate of ours. Heaven certainly gained an angel! Many prayers up for all of her family. She will be so missed.

  19. Melanie Sparks

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kristy, I had so much fun with you and your mom as kids. She was a terrific lady.Mel

  20. Charles Cloud

    Heaven gained an angle. R.I.P. Sheila. Prayers for the family.

  21. Stephanie Emerson

    I am so sorry to hear this! Your family is in my thoughts & prayers. Shelia was a Wonderful person. Heaven has truly gained an angel.

  22. Sandra Fargo

    So sorry for your loss. Sheila was a special person, Prayers to your family.

  23. Merida wilkinson

    She was a great friend. Our friendship started in 1984. We was neighbor. Became good friend. I was sorry I didn’t know of her passing away. I will never forget her.

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