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Mary Horn

October 15, 1927 — May 16, 2022

Mary Horn

MARY ELLA RICHARDSON HORN ENTERED INTO THIS LIFE ON OCTOBER 15, 1927 IN ADGER, AL TO THE LATE PEARL AND AGGIE RICHARDSON ALONG WITH HER 13 SIBLINGS WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH.
SHE ENTERED INTO THE HEAVENLY GATES WITH NO DOUBT FOR ETERNAL REST ON MAY 16, 2022.
SHE WAS MARRIED TO THE LATE JOSH HORN AND TO THE UNION A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL WAS BORN WHO ALL KNEW WAS THE JOY OF THEIR LIFE.
SHE GRADUATED FROM WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL OF 1946 WHERE SHE PLAYED BASKETBALL. SHE ATTENDED NURSING SCHOOL AND RELOCATED TO NEW JERSEY FOR EMPLOYMENT, BUT LATER MOVED BACK HOME. SHE WAS EMPLOYED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN BIRMINGHAM AL FOR MANY YEARS UNTIL HER RETIREMENT.
SHE JOINED NEW ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS A FAITHFUL MEMBER FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS. SHE SERVED MANY YEARS AS A DEDICATED SECRETARY, LEAD SOLOIST OF THE CHOIR WHILE ALSO SERVING IN THE MASS AND BLACK HISTORY CHOIR, SUNDAY SCHOOL, AND MATRON MISSIONARY SOCIETY. SHE WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HER SINGING AND BEING AN AWESOME MISTRESS OF CEREMONY THROUGHOUT HER LIFE.
SHE WOULD LIGHT UP THE ROOM WITH HER INFECTIOUS SMILE AND SHE MET NO STRANGERS. SHE LOVED THE LORD! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! SHE WASN’T AFRAID TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW FAITHFUL GOD WAS IN HER LIFE. SHE LOVED TO SING AND SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL VOICE THAT TORE THE HOUSE DOWN. HER LOVE FOR GOD WAS EVIDENT AND PURE. SHE DIDN’T MIND SHOUTING AND MOANING TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD THROUGH EVERYTHING. SHE WAS THE EPITOME OF A FAITHFUL SERVANT BY THANKING GOD STILL IN THE MYST OF HER PAIN UNTIL THE END. HER FAITH AND BELIEF IN GOD WAS EVIDENT AND UNWAVERING IN HER TALK AS WELL AS HER WALK THROUGHOUT HER LIFE.
SHE WAS AFFECTIONALLY KNOWN AS MARY ELLA, MOMMA, OR MOTHER TO MANY. SHE WAS A CONFIDANT, ADVISER, AND PRAYER WARRIOR NOT ONLY FOR HER DAUGHTER AND GRANDSON BUT FOR MANY PEOPLE. SHE WAS GENUINE AND HER LOVE WAS PRESENT TO ALL THAT SHE ENCOUNTERED WHEREVER THAT MAY BE. SHE WAS THE EPITOME OF WHAT A WOMAN IS SUPPOSED TO BE AND A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER WHO CHERISHED HER LITTLE FAMILY AS SHE WOULD SAY.
SHE LEAVES BEHIND TO CHERISH WONDERFUL MEMORIES, A LOVING AND DEVOTED DAUGHTER, ROSLYN HORN, GRAND-SON LE’DARRIUS HORN WHOM SHE CHERISHED WITH ALL OF HER HEART, GOD-SON JEROME WALTON, GOD-DAUGHTERS MARILYN HENDERSON AND REITA GUNN, GOD-GRAND-DAUGHTER, ARILYN HENDERSON, GOD-SISTERS: ELIZABETH PETERSON; MARY MCDONALD (DALLAS, TX); SPECIAL NEPHEW: DR. LEO BRYANT (TX); SPECIAL NEICES: TRACIE RICHARDSON, MELINDA RICHARDSON, GWENDOLYN BYRD, CASSANDRA PAYNE, KATINA BYRD, CAROLYN BYRD; JOYCE CAMPBELL
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Friday, May 20, 2022

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