Elsie Thornton Charlton, 95, of Christiansburg, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at home with her daughter by her side.
She was born in Giles County on March 22, 1927, to the late Paul and Grace Minnick Thornton. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Dudley Charlton; a daughter, Carrie Charlton McCoy; and her sisters, Sybil (Jane) Davis, Elizabeth J. Johnson.
She was baptized at Cambria Baptist Church on April 13, 1952, and has been a faithful member ever since until her health limited her from attending. Elsie was a sales clerk and buying agent for Leggett’s Department Store in downtown Christiansburg for many years.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Johnny Bartlett; grandsons C. Ross Blount and his wife, Elizabeth; Charlton L. McCoy, Jonathan B. Bartlett and his wife, Krista; great-grandsons C. Brody Blount, Hunter W. Blount, Bryce L. Bartlett, and Chase A. Bartlett; a brother, Raymond Thornton and his wife, Glenda; several nieces and nephews and special dog companion, Sassy. The family would like to thank special friends Jean Britt and Diane Matthews and her caregivers.
A graveside service was held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg with Pastor Keith Crowgey officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cambria Baptist Church, 1310 Cambria Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 or Trinity Methodist Church, Ellett, VA.