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Dr. Deloise Thorne was born November 13, 1948 in Peachland, North Carolina to the union of the late James William Cash and Leona (Dargan) Cash.
She was educated in the Anson County school system. She graduated from East Polkton High School in 1967. She furthered her education receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fayetteville State University, also a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate degree in Christian and Marriage Counseling.
She met and married the love of her life, her “Shugg” Rev. Sinclair L. Thorne. They were married 40 plus years. From this union there were four children: Delisa, James and Deyanira, Sinclair L. Thorne III.
Dr. Thorne was the Elect Lady of First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She was very active in her church, community, state, and association. She was the Dean for the General Missionary Baptist Convention Inc. (GMBC),1st District president of the Women of Excellence. She was a certified teacher for the leadership school of the National Baptist Convention; 1st District Queen of the GMBC; Sunday School teacher at First Calvary where she taught the “Sunbeams”; She was a member of the Voices of Calvary Mass Choir and Morning Grace Choir; where she was known for her anointed rendition of Precious Lord, I’m running For My Life, and I Come To Tell You What Jesus Said. She led the Minister’s Spouses ministry; she was a member of the Mission ministry, a grant writer for the 501c3 and helped with tutoring children. She was also a renowned author of “The Cross Bearing of a Pastor’s Wife.”
She’s a Kyoshi (8th Degree black belt) in Panamerican GOJU RYU where she spent many years and many competitions alongside her husband.
One of her favorite pastimes was going to basketball games, if a North Carolina Team was playing she would be there whenever possible. She loved sweets, Butter Pecan ice cream was her favorite and banana Now and Laters. She loved games and was very competitive. If there was an event and games were involved, oh she was there. When she hosted events you had to put on your thinking cap because trivia was always involved. Although she had a quiet spirit, she would always stand out. She stood out so much that when she was in Jerusalem they offered to buy her for 10 camels.
She was very loyal, supportive, and faithful at whatever she did. You could always depend on her. She preached, she taught, she sang, and she fought, she loved everyone. “She didn’t take no mess” but she loved everyone. She was the epitome of a true woman of God.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings: Shirley Harris, James Jr., Claude Cash, Angeline Cash, and Donnie Cash.
Left to cherish her memory are her beloved “Shugg” Rev. Sinclair L.Thorne, Delisa (Michael) Frye, James (Lexxus) Thorne, Deyanira Thorne, Sinclair L. (Kaye) Thorne III, her sister Linda Reid, Father and Mother inlaw St. Clair and Viola Thorne, brother and sister inlaw Valentino (Celestina) Thorne, Cristela (Paul) Mitchell. Nieces and nephews: Mark Reid, Shiretha (Johnny) Rorie, Charlene (Timothy) Belk, Brenda Reid, Jessica Reid, Angenette Cash, Freddye Carter Steven Thomas, Kiara Cash, Valentino (Miriam) Thorne Jr, Angelica Thorne, Gabriela Thorne, Soleya Mitchell and a host of other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and other relatives and friends.