Christy Thacker Obituary, Death – Christy Ann Thacker, who resided in Rogersville and was 47 years old at the time of her passing on January 10, 2023, passed away on that day. She was a consistent member of the Independence Missionary Baptist Church congregation. She was the area director for the Area 32 Special Olympics, she had a passion for teaching, and she enjoyed going fishing. She taught for 17 years, during which time she made a difference in the lives of a significant number of her pupils.
Her great-grandfather Charlie Horton, her grandmother Minnie Massengill, and her sister Sandra Horton all before her in death. She was the last surviving member of her family. Her mother, George Horton, her father, George Horton, and her sister, Sandra Horton, all passed away before she was born. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Mike Thacker; her daughter, Ali Thacker (Katie Jones); her mother, Mary Marshall; her brothers, Donald Sellers, Mardy Horton (Melissa), and Chris Marshall (Stephanie); her adorable little dogs, Ellie Mae and Cash;
and all of her Special Olympics Family. She was an athlete in the Special Olympics for many years. She participated in the Special Olympics Family for a considerable amount of time. The family will receive guests at the Christian-Sells Funeral Home on Friday, January 13, 2023, beginning at five o’clock in the afternoon and continuing until seven o’clock in the evening. Tonight at seven o’clock, the funeral services will get underway, and the Reverends Larry Wolfe and Keith Thacker will be in charge of the proceedings.
On the 14th of January, 2023, at eleven in the morning, there will be a service at the graveside that will be held in Highland Cemetery. Their grandfather’s casket will be carried by their uncles Keith Thacker, Scottie Thacker, and Kevin Thacker, as well as by their cousins Mardy Horton, Marvin Durham, and Elvis Massengill. It has been decided that Donald Sellers will carry out the duties of Honorary Pallbearer. You are more than welcome to express your condolences to the family through the website www.christiansells.com.