Lisa Thornton

Lisa Thornton, 37, Independence, MO, passed away July 11, 2010.  She was born Feb. 27, 1973 in Kansas City, KS to Linda Louann VanBibber and James Earl Thompson.  She attended school and completed general education in Kansas City, MO.  She went on to attend Concord Career Institute, where she studied nursing to obtain her LPN license. She married her husband, Herbert Thornton, in Feb. 2007. She was a member at Greater New Home Baptist Church, where she was active in praise dancing and choir, and helped in any other area where she was needed.  Lisa was a true example of what God expects of us, as His children.  She knew no stranger, opened the doors of her home to whoever was in need. You could not be hungry or homeless and know her. For if you needed food, shelter or a place to rest, she invited you in expecting nothing in return. She gave to a fault, always putting herself last.  Lisa was a loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother and friend. Lisa could be whatever you needed, a mom, friend, carpenter, housekeeper, she didn’t know how to say “no”. She had many talents, from hair and nails, to home interior and was very gifted in photography.  Lisa leaves behind a legacy. We can all learn a lesson in humanity and humility from the life she lead. She will live on in our hearts and be forever missed. Lisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Ester Marie Daniels, grandfather Duane William Daniels, paternal grandfather Earl Dewain Thompson, grandmother Wanda Johnson. She leaves behind her husband Herbert L. Thornton, son Romeo Duane James Templeton, daughters Paris Vivienne Rehsaun Templeton and Imani Tobi Mariah Thompson. Grandchildren Cameron Isaiah Oberndorfer, Phoenix Jameson Lane Burgess. Sisters Dana Sue Terry, Tina Marie Lyle, Courtney Leeann Hockman. Mother Linda Louann VanBibber and father James Earl Thompson, along with a host of other relatives and friends.  A visitation will be held: Saturday July 17, 2010, from 9-11 AM, at The Greater New Home Baptist Church, 501 S. Arlington, Independence, MO.  A funeral service will follow the visitation and begin at 11 AM. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to The Greater new Home Church C/o The R.O.C.K. House Women’s Shelter. 


  1. tammie hedges on July 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. take care of each other

  2. lisa thornton on July 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    i love u mommy rip forever your dourter imani

  3. Louetta Wilson on July 14, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    You are in my thoughts, heart and prayers. One is never gone unless forgotten. Love You cuz, Louetta

  4. imani thompson on June 29, 2011 at 1:29 am

    i love you momma i will always carry you in my heart

  5. james earl thompson on July 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Lisa, you were my daughter and my best friend. My life is so empty with you not in it any more. I miss you every day and every night. You were the best daughter any father could hope to have and proud to have. I know you are with Jesus and all the angels looking down on us from heaven.

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