Florence “Floss” Paul Johnston-Thornton was an uplifting, always positive, kind person who never stopped fighting LMS. Floss exhausted all options in fighting LMS, including conventional medicine and a holistic lifestyle. Floss passed away on February 19, 2013 after battling LMS for 2 years. Though Floss was an outgoing, always cheerful person, she was private about her health. Floss did not complain or seek pity, ever.
Meeting Floss was like reconnecting with a life-long friend. Floss left a positive impression on everyone she encountered. Always smiling, with a sharp wit, Floss was the life of any party. Floss was elected (last reigning) May Queen of Collingdale High School, 1981, and never let you forget it. Floss was competitive and always put her energy towards creating an honest and optimistic atmosphere. Floss was a beautiful person inside and out.
Floss left behind her husband of 28 years, John Thornton and 4 children, Lauryn, Courtney, Candyce, Tim (and Cliff Lee, who she referred to as her fifth child).
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