Mary Victoria "Vicki"
Shreveport, LA - After a short, intense battle with cancer, Mary Victoria "Vicki" Westbrook Horton put on her angel wings and left the cares of this world to spend eternity with her friend Jesus, surrounded by her family on Monday, April 8, 2013, at Grace Home Hospice. Vicki was born at Schumpert on September 3, 1952. A celebration of her life will start with Family Visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Osborn Funeral Home, 3631 Southern Avenue. The celebration services will continue at 11:30 on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Osborn, with Pastor Reegis Richard and afterward at Forest Park Cemetery with Pastor Denny Duron of Shreveport Community Church.
Vicki is survived by her husband of 33 years, Kim Horton. Children include daughter, Shelley Horton of Virginia Beach, VA; sons, Justin Horton of Shreveport and Talmage Cole Horton and wife, Brittany of Slidell, LA. Vicki always beamed when she spoke of her granddaughter, Payton. Vicki is also survived by a sister, Lucile Kennemer of Shreveport; and brother, Phil Westbrook and wife, Kay, of Flower Mound, TX; sister-in-law, Kathy Westbrook of Albuquerque, NM; a host of nieces, nephews; and special nephew, Caleb Kennemer.
She was preceded in death by her brother, George Westbrook; her parents, George and Lucile Westbrook; and her grandparents, David and Lucile Hamilton.
Vicki had been very active in two Churches for years. Her extended church family included The Shreveport Community Church and the Temple of Knowledge Church International of Mansfield.
Vicki was an "Angel" at All Saints High School in Vicksburg, MS and she also attended Centenary College, Shreveport, LA. Some special friends are still in her life from that part of her past.
Vicki was a true southern belle with incredible grit. She absolutely loved being a mother and she was a tireless volunteer in each of the children's classes, schools, activities, and lives. She loved Evangel High School football games, especially the trips to championship games in the Super Dome.
She had a lifetime passion for all animals. Her AKC show dogs included Champion Borzoi, whippet, bull mastiffs, and dobermans. Several of the dogs were nationally and internationally recognized. Vicki was very disciplined and had a strong work ethic. She was incredibly gifted and very artistic. However she was better known for being a friend of Jesus. Her faith never failed.
Special thanks to the Staff of The Cancer Centers of America, Tulsa, OK for the incredible care they gave Vicki.