Helen Lynn Hagan Thurston, 62, of Melber, was ushered by angels into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:50 a.m. at Baptist Health Paducah with loved ones at her side.
She was born on January 29, 1951, in Peoria, Ill., to the late John Norman Hagan and the late Beverly Jean Berry Hagan. Lynn was a born again believer and made Jesus Christ Lord of her life on August 14, 2007. She is of the Baptist faith and worshiped at New Concord Baptist Church in Melber.
She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Schmitt of Providence and Jill Schmitt of Melber; a sister, Sheila Frederick of Drummond, Okla.; a half-brother, John D. Wright of Florida; seven grandchildren, Brandon and Raven Simpson, Kevin E. Dowdy, Jr., Autumn Dowdy, Cody, Tyler and Emma Halstead; three aunts, Reva Hagan, Wilma Kilcoyne, and Robbie Gomer; one uncle, Robert Crotzer; one niece, Jessica Ransom; and many cousins.
Preceding her in death were her husband, David L. Thurston; her parents; and a baby sister.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at New Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe McKee and the Rev. John Hagan officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Contributions may be made to: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C., 28607 or American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7505.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.