Leavelle “Lea” Thornsbury

Leavelle “Lea” Thornsbury, 78, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Thornsbury was a homemaker.

She was born on April 26, 1942, in Ligon, KY, to Edgar and Mandy Vance Newsome. She married Ishmel Thornsbury on June 4, 1965, in Huntington. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2017.

Survivors include a daughter, Tina (Jeremy) Alexander, of Fort Wayne; a son, Michael (Jackie) Thornsbury, of Warsaw; three sisters, Rhonda (Dave) Garner, Aretta Scheiber and Annette Little, all of Huntington; three brothers: Edgar Newsome Jr., of Germany, Fred Newsome and Clarence Newsome, both of Huntington; three grandchildren, John Michael Polcsak, of Fort Wayne, Keegan Beam of Warsaw, and Kira Beam, of Winona Lake; and four great grandchildren.

Calling will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will immediately follow. Interment will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Those in attendance at all events are asked to follow the CDC’s guielines for social distancing and social gathering limits.

Memorials may be made out to Gigi’s Playhouse - Down Syndrome Achievement Center in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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