EWELL COMMUNITY…Mrs. Jilda Moore Thrasher, a resident of the Ewell Community, near Ozark, Alabama, died Thursday, November 24, 2022, in a Dothan hospital. She was 72.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in the Fuqua Bankston Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Billy Gaither officiating. Graveside services will follow in Ewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted. Memorial donations may also be made to the Ewell Volunteer Fire Department, 2215 E. Hwy 27, Ozark, AL 36360 or to Ewell Cemetery Fund, c/o of the Ewell Bible Baptist Church, 64 Susie Street, Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Jilda Ann, daughter of the late Ross L. Moore and Bessie Lou Mallory Moore, was a native of the Ewell Community. She was born on Halloween in 1950, graduated from Carroll High School in 1969 then attended Wallace Community College. Her long career centered around helping others. Jilda served as office manager in the medical field, first for Lynn Reeves, DMD, in Daleville, then for Ann McDowell, M.D., in Dothan.
Despite battling lung disease for a decade, Jilda was always positive and thankful. She graciously gave of her time and enjoyed listening to others. Jilda was a long-time member of Ewell Bible Baptist Church and Chalkhead Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and shared that love with everyone she met. Jilda and Bill’s home was always the spot for large family gatherings. Their door was always open and everyone welcome, in fact, she celebrated unexpected guests. Her great loves were Jesus Christ, family and friends, and her fur babies. Hobbies included light gardening with her favorite flowering trees and plants, as well as bird watching. Jilda’s Glory Day was Thanksgiving 2022, and what a homecoming it had to be.
Mrs. Thrasher was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, William “Bill” R. Thrasher, Jr.; mother-in-law, Carolyn Celesta Brooks Thrasher; father-in-law, William R. Thrasher, Sr.; daughter, Nina Gore; daughter-in-law, Cecile Thrasher; six brothers, Tommy Ross, Bobby Wayne (Virginia), Sammy Dwight, two infant brothers lost at birth, and 3-month-old brother Jack; brother-in-law, Greg Thrasher; and sweet baby niece, Carter Aspen.
Surviving relatives include daughter Samantha Johnson (Shane); stepsons, John Thrasher (Theresa) and Chris Thrasher (Jill); friend beloved like a daughter, Shannon Schwab (David); sister, Agnes Johnson (Don); brothers-in-law, Horace Thrasher (Kaye), Jack Thrasher (Bobbie) and Ricky Thrasher (Janet); sisters-in-law, Linda Thrasher and Annette Moore; grandchildren, Arron, Cyle (Melissa), Daisha (Lachelle), Elizabeth, Victoria, Jessie (Amerika), Katherine, Terry, Julianna, Walker and Paxton; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Lane, Brooklynn and Nina; special nieces and cousin, Connie (Aunsorn), Jeania, Stephanie, Cathy and George; many more nieces, nephews, and extended/adopted family.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Walker Johnson, Jessie Gore, Terry Gore, Aunsorn Saetang, David Schwab, Arron Thrasher, Cyle Thrasher, and David Thrasher.
Ewell Volunteer Fire Department
2215 E Hwy 27, Ozark AL 36360
Ewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Ewell Bible Baptist Church
64 Susie Street, Ozark AL 36360