Dorris Horton

Born: Sat., Jun. 11, 1938
Died: Tue., Feb. 23, 2021

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 28, 2021
Location: Mission Baptist Church

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Mrs. Dorris Nell Horton was born on June 11, 1938 to the late Hannah Coats and the late John C. Coats in Turkeytown, AL.  

She attended Carver High School and graduated in 1957. She then completed Gadsden Business School and then went on to become the first black floor clerk at Baptist Hospital in Gadsden, AL. She also worked as a librarian for the city of Gadsden for over 10 years and from then she became employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber were she retired. 

She was United in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Donnell Horton on November 17,1957 and to this union were four sons born. Mrs. Dorris confessed Christ as her personal savior at an early age and united with Mount Zion Baptist Church Turkeytown, AL. 

She served faithfully for many years as the First Lady/matron's and Missionary Society. She was also a faithful member of the Atlantis Social Club and Minister's Wife. 

She departed this life on February 23, 2021 at 2:15 A.M. 

A brother preceded her in death: W.C. Coats.

She leaves to cherish a lifetime of wonderful memories: a loving and devoted family, four sons; Rev. Don R. Horton and wife Jacqueline, Edmond,OK, Juan D. Horton, Birmingham, AL, Sam Horton fiancé Vivian Johnson, Gadsden, AL, Rev. John E. Horton and wife Shaurice, Springfield, IL: her loving grandchildren; Randy Whittaker, Renardo Williams, Brandon Lowery, Sambreyla Smith, Porsche Hall, Don R. Horton. Jr., Janesia Horton, Janekia Horton and Samuel Horton. A hosts of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many dear friends. a loving sister: Mattie Eubanks Gadsden, AL, a loving sister-in law: Betty Horton; a loving friend: Sarah Watson. 

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Sandra J. Finney
   Posted Tue February 23, 2021
Sister Dorris Horton was a beautiful, concerned and loveable lady. Her son, Don R. Horton, Sr. is my pastor. I couldn't ask for anything more. He takes after his mother. We love him at the Followers of Christ Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK. We are praying that God will give them the strength that is needed at this time. Sister Dorris is in the hands of Our Heavenly Father. May God bless the entire Horton family.

Sandra J Finney
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021

DEAR TO MY HEART was sent by Sandra J Finney.

Lovingly, The Followers of Christ Baptist Church Family, Oklahoma City OK

Charles Morris
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family of Mrs. Dorris Horton. From the Morris Family.

Gwendolyn Thornton Rogers
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021
My sincere condolences and sympathy to the Horton family. Mrs. Dorris Horton was like an aunt to me and I sincerely love her! She was a very sweet woman and truly cared for others. I will miss her and just know that your mother was called from labor to reward!!

Gwendolyn Rogers
   Posted Fri February 26, 2021

INDOOR GARDEN BASKET was sent by Gwendolyn Thornton Rogers.

Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. God has called one of his Angels (Ms. Horton) home from labor to reward. Much love to this family! Gwen Thornton Rogers and Family

Virginia Jackson
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
My sincere Condolences to the family. Will keep you lifted up in prayer. May God continue to watch over you. Be blessed.

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