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Dina Hall

So sorry for Matt and family loss. May God heal you all through this time of need

Shannon O’Conner

Susan, I am sorry for your and Tony’s loss of Tyler. Know that you are thought of and prayed over by many. With Deepest Sympathy

Kay Guess

With warmest thoughts and loving sympathy 🌹

Ted Green

Heartfelt condolences from the 16th street Green family.

Angela Custer

I am so sorry your are experiencing such an unexpected & deep loss. My late husband Jeremiah and I knew Tyler from the ministry. Jeremiah cared for Tyler a great deal. My prayers are that God will walk thru this tragedy with you and grant peace and comfort for the days ahead. I will share a verse that has help me find comfort in my own journey of sudden loss. Psalm 139:16 NLT “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”


I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family from people you don’t even know. God Bless and comfort you and the family.

Tselane Russell

My heart is breaking for you all. I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thought and prayers through this difficult time.

Cousin Rick Ozmer

So saddened by your loss. Tyler is in God's hands now.

Sheryl Harper

Susan, Tony and Matt Mark and I are lifting you all up in prayer. and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7.

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Tony and family : Our thoughts and prayers are with you all !

Hunt & Penny Ozmer

Susan and family I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your son Tyler. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all your family.

Michael Norman

My Prayer are wiyh you yall doing this time i know its hard and we dont understand but GOD knows and some day we will understand

Billy Turner

My condolences to the family and friends. 🙏

Barb Gingher

Susan and Matt....many many prayers to you and your family. May you have peace!

Donnie Rich

Condolences, Prayers for family

Cindi Cox

Grace, Gabe and your entire family. I am so very sorry for the tragic loss of this precious young man. I pray the great comforter will keep you in his loving arms. The Cox family

Teresa and David Carter

Sorry for your loss. Will keep your family in our prayers.

Thomas Manzi

Please accept my deepest condolences.


Tony, you and your family are in my prayers.

Kenneth Frost

Rest in Peace brother you will be missed. My condolences to your family. I enjoyed the good conversations we had.

Fawn Workman

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.


Matt and Family, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Diosdado Pacheco

God bless you and your family...My condolences and prayers go out to the Thornton family and his close friends through this difficult time. You will always be part of the JLL technician family. Rest in peace my friend and see you again in the great big sky!


His brother is my Primary Care Physician. Prayers for all the family and friends 💔💔


Dearest Matt, I am so sorry for you and your families loss of your brother Godspeed !

Carolyn Kelley

Tyler was awesome I remember having lunch with him and Grady Kelley at subway after church one Sunday and he was just such a joyful young man he will surely be missed. Love and prayers for his family and friends 🙏❤️🙏

Hart Sutton

My deepest prayers go out to each of you. I'm so sorry.

Demetra B

Sending you and your family all my love and prayers. May God hold you up and give you peace in this season.

Adriannah Collins

May peace be with you and your family at this difficult time- JLL Team

Ray Froitzheim

Tony, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. My condolences to you and you entire family.

Susan Terzian

Praying for you and your family Susan.

Carrington Hodges

What a beautiful tribute. I love that Scout was included as I just got to meet him the other day. 🥰 I love that every time I heard a story about Tyler (whether it be from Lay's, Matt, or Brilee) it always included laughter. He truly brought them so much joy. We love you Thornton family. ❤️

Stearns Mindy

Matt my heart goes out to you and your family.

Kate Johnson

So sorry for the Loss of Tyler, My sincere Condolences to the family.. Much Love and Prayers🙏❤️

Tyler Andrew Thornton


Tyler Andrew Thornton, 31, of Fernandina Beach passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 14, 2023 in

Tyler was a lifelong resident of Nassau County and the son of Tony and Susan Williams Thornton. He was a sixth-generation Nassau County native.

As a member of the 2010 graduating class of Fernandina Beach High School, Tyler played baseball, golf, and soccer for the school. He continued his love of sports into adulthood. His favorite was playing a round of golf or tennis with his family. He loved the Florida Gators and enjoyed fishing too.

He had a genuine servant’s heart and would do anything he could to help those around him. He will be remembered for his big heart and how caring he was. He always had a great laugh that was memorable to all who knew him.

Tyler was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Dink and Dottie Thornton.

He leaves behind his parents, Tony and Susan Thornton of Fernandina Beach; his brother, Matthew Thornton, wife Kaysley, and their daughter, Brilee of Fernandina Beach; his sister, Grace Bayliss and her husband, Gabe of Jacksonville; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Brenda Williams of Yulee; as well as an aunt, several uncles and cousins, and his dog, Scout.

The family will receive friends at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with Pastor Dwight Allan of the Anchor Church of God officiating.

Tyler will be laid to rest with his grandparents at Hughes Cemetery in Yulee.

Rather than flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the Nassau County Humane Society in Tyler’s memory.


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