L. Gayle Gayle Thornberry
1956 — 2021
L. Gayle Thornberry, Mother, Wife, Grammie, Sissy, Friend, Pastor, received her heavenly reward and inheritance on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Augusta Health in Fishersville, Virginia. Gayle was born in Yuma, Arizona on September 19, 1956, a daughter of the late Charles and Wanda (Atkins) Martin. Pastor Thornberry received her Bachelor's Degree from Duke Divinity University in 2004 and was awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. From 1999-2004, she was Pastor for GUMC in Abilene, Texas. Gayle then came to Virginia in 2004 and became the Pastor at Crimora United Methodist Church. In 2013 she received her Masters of Divinity from the Virginia Union University and later served on the...