She was born May 16, 1926, in Friendship, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jack Alley and Alvania Howell Alley; and was the niece of the late Clora Mae Hamilton. She was a homemaker, and a member of The Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost.
Survivors include one son, Donald Ray Thornsberry Sr., of Ruskin, Florida; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Cook of Topmost; four grandchildren: Donald Ray Thornsberry Jr., Wendy Jackson, Marie Lynn Newton, and Christopher Thornsberry; three great-grandchildren: Corey Blake Mosley, Dylan Ray Thornsberry, and Savannah Leshae Newton.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Elmer Alley, and Elbie Alley; and one sister, Hazel Garrett.
Funeral services for Macel Elizabeth Thornsberry will be conducted Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m., at the Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost, with Regular Baptist ministers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Joe Hall Cemetery, in Topmost, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home, in Martin.
Visitation is at the church.