Shakur D. Thornton, 17

AUG. 23, 1995-MARCH 29, 2013

April 03, 2013
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Shakur Dushaine Thornton, 17, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Aug. 23, 1995, in New York, he was the son of Dushaine Ashley of New York and Dolores Thornton of Hagerstown.

He was a student at Smithsburg High School.

He played football, basketball and boxing.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Janiquea Callier and Dashana Thornton, both of New York; one brother, Jeffrey Thornton of New York; paternal grandmother, Amalia Ashley of New York; paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Ashley of New York; an aunt, Virginia Cleopatra Ashley of New Jersey; a host of cousins; and a girlfriend, Myra.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Brenda Thornton; and maternal grandfather, Lionelle Basketville.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. Pastor Jeffery McIlwain will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday one hour before the service at the funeral home.

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