Mildred "Millie" Horton
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HORTON Mildred "Millie" Horton, 75, died Thursday, August 21, 2003. Wife of 57 years of Howard R. Horton. Mother of Glenn Horton of Los Angleles, CA, Howard Horton, Gary Horton, Darrell Horton and his wife Antionette, Andre Horton and Jacario Horton, all of Erie, Janet Simms, Marsha Moore and her husband Steve, both of Dallas, TX, Phyllis Glover of Los Angeles, CA, Cheryl Long, Denise Horton, Valerie Brown and Ryan Horton, all of Erie. Sister of Willie Mae Spicer, Omega Vaughn, Bennie Smith, Billy Smith, Lee Ed Smith, all of Detroit, MI and Eloise Henry of Erie. Further survived by 29 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may call Monday at St. James AME Church, 236 E. 11th St., 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM. The Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St. is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 or Diabetes Association of Erie County, 2526 State Street, Erie, PA 16503. Send condolences and flowers at (Mon.-25T)

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Published in Erie Times-News from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2003.
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August 28, 2003
To the Horton Family,

I express my sincerest condolences to all of you. Mrs. Horton was an outstanding woman that always gave a 100% to herself and everyone involved. I remember the first time I met here on the Jesse Jackson campaign and I was wearing some fad fashion and she let me know that it was not acceptable. SHe always spoke her mind, told you the truth and called you out whether you were right or wrong. She's a true hero, and one that will be trully missed by all.

Mr Horton
Take care you haven't lost a partner but you've gained a personal angel
Martina Miles Johnson
August 27, 2003
To The Horton Family;

My sincere thoughts and prayers are always with you. I met Millie Horton at the age of 18, and she had been a second mom to me ever since. I could talk to her about things I couldn't talk about with my own mom and friends. She was always there for me. Most importantly, because of her, I joined St. James Church and became a member of the usher board. My life was changed forever. She will truely be missed but her spirit will always be with me. God Bless all of you.


Ree Rhodes
August 27, 2003
I will never forget your Mother's friendship to my Mom and to me, Courtney and Samuel. She will be missed!

Cynthia Wyatt
Cynthia Wyatt
August 27, 2003
To the family of Mrs.Horton:
Last Friday when I got word that you had gone to be with the Lord it then sadend me then I began to think of the good times we had when I joined the Upward Bound. Mrs. Horton you tought me to better person when times were bad, and when times get rough to always said that the Lord will make a way. Now, as an adult, I see what you ment.
you will be greatly missed by the Reid Family. My sister and I can remember as children when St. James would visit Morning Star Church and listening to you sing. You could go.

May God Bless your Family Always
The Reid Family
Alisha, Kisha Reid
August 27, 2003
Andre, Gary, and the entire Horton family: "Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord IS your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10) Thank you for sharing the gift of your mother with our community, and for being the exemplary gifts of her legacy. Your beauty and strength as a family, and your loving and tireless devotion to the Lord, is an inspiration to us all. God bless you.
Jennifer Dobbs Woods
August 26, 2003
Our Prayers are with you even though we are not there to be with you during this time. Your Mother touched many lives and made us feel like part of the 11 Street family we grew up with. She will be remember by us as the wife and mother of a warm and loving household.

With Love,
Fred & Matt
Fred & Mattie Smith
August 26, 2003
To the Horton Family;

I am deeply sadden to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rachel McGill
Rachel McGill
August 26, 2003
To The Horton Family:

I was saddened to read of the homegoing of Sister Horton. Sister Horton was one of the first persons I met when I moved to Erie back in 1986. She was an inspiration to me and all those she came in contact with. Her legacy speaks for itself. She was a true Titus Woman of God. She always had encouraging words for me and I will hold her in my heart and memory always. Horton Family, be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord. Know that she has crossed over to the other side. Jesus Himself was waiting for her, crown in His Hand. Although I cannot be there with you in body, know that my spirit will be with you. May God the Father, Jesus our Savior and the Holy Spirit be with you and comfort you during this time of bereavement. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.

To Gary:
Be encouraged neighbor. I love you and am praying for you.

To Denise:
God keep you and strengthen you.

God Bless you all.
Annie Ross
August 26, 2003
To The Family of Sister Mildred Horton:

I was deeply saddened to read of the homegoing of Sister Horton. She was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her. I met Sister Horton when I moved to Erie 16 years ago and I remember her warmth, friendliness and kindness to me. I regret I cannot be there in body, but know that I will be there in spirit and offer my sincere sympathy and condolence to the entire Horton family. Be encouraged in the Lord. Sister Horton is with the Lord now. She has crossed over to the other side. Jesus Himself was waiting for her. May the pleasant memories of her keep you comforted and sustained during this your hour of bereavement.
God Bless You and the Holy Spirit Comfort You All.
Annie Ross
August 26, 2003
Horton Family:
May God who does all things well, comfort you in your hour of sorrow. He is the God of all comfort and will do just what He promises, to that I can testify. The Lord has promised to be with us and if our love ones are with the Lord, and your Mom is, then we are never far away from each other. We will keep you in our prayers. With much love and heartfelt sympathy.
James&Alverna Jones
August 26, 2003
To The Horton Family:
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you now and always. We like to thank your family for sharing Sis. Horton with us. God blest her with many great gifts and she used them to His glory and honor. May God keep you in perfect peace.

Rev. W. Owen Rhodes and Family
New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
Rev. W. Owen Rhodes
August 25, 2003
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled" To the Horton family: We are praying that God will grant peace and comfort to your hearts. As all of you know, Mrs. Horton will always be remembered for the love, advice and encouragement that she provided for soooo many. We loved her but God loved her more. Seek and receive HIS peace. With love, Bernadette, Link and family
Bernadette Myers
August 25, 2003
Janet,Cheryl& The entire Horton family. You have our sympathy,love and prayers. Chuck and Patti Thomas
Patti Thomas
August 25, 2003
Sorry to here about your lost , Mrs Horton was a very special person and will be surely missed.

love Gerry Murch
Geraldine & Donald Murch
August 25, 2003
My condolences to Gary, Denise, Glen, and the entire Horton Family
Laurie Rugare Watson
August 25, 2003
To the Horton Children,

Not to long ago I have stood were you all are standing, with many thoughts and feelings, but Gods will is alway perfect and on time. Mother Horton has received the best healing that can be given to those who rest in Jesus Christ. At times like these I often think about my mom, the pain and the good fight she fought. But as with my mom and yours they WIN!!! Eternal Life with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!. Now the work is just begining in us to get closer to God, and let our light shine, and live out the Holy and Righteous Lives that Mother Horton lived. The word of God lets us know to die in Christ is Gain. Be encouraged and be steadfast and unmoveable, always abiding in the work of the Lord.

Joyce Wiley, we pray for you and your strength, be encouraged.

Mr. Horton, we are praying for you, that God will continue to strenghten and keep you in prefect peace as you keep your mind stayed on him.

Mrs. Mildred Horton,

Thank you for your love and always a kind word of encouragement to me and my family. I remember back in the Revival Choir how you always, encourgaed me to be the best choir director I could be. Your prays helped me so much. You have been such an inspiration to me, and my children Courtney and Daniel. I know that I will see you again, that is why I will continue to prepare myself for Jesus' Second Coming (J2C)

With Much Love

The Stanton's
Elder Danny Stanton, Elaine, Courtney and Daniel
Elaine Stanton
August 25, 2003
Gary and Family: were deeply sorry for the loss of you Mother. Our sincere hearts and thoughts are with you..
James & Joyce Crockett, Sr.
August 25, 2003
I would like to extend my condolences to the Horton family during this time of grief, my prays and thoughts will be with you. "Thank God from whom all blessing flow"
James Tomlin
August 25, 2003
I would like to extend my condolences to the Horton family during this time of grief, my prays and thoughts will be with you. I'am thankful for being blessed to meet a wonderful Mother, and person thank God for sharing such amazing gift, my God bless you keep you always.
James Tomlin
August 25, 2003
To the family of Mrs. Horton, I was so very sorry to hear of her passing. This was truly a wonderful person...I can truly say that she inspired my girls a great deal when she was Housemother for the Upward Bound, Mrs Horton "Thank you"...for the firm stand you took, and always being there for them. To the entire family stay strong in God, he will take care of you. Rest in peace Mrs. Horton. Irma Swain, and daughters Chrishawn, and LaShawn Lofton.
Irma (Cooley)Swain
August 25, 2003
may GOD be with you in your time of sorrow,love irma dunston
irma dunston
August 25, 2003
To The Horton Family,

Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go and prepare a place for you?

Mrs Horton is preparing a place for you as she has done so many times before on earth. God needed her most.

People like her and my Mother, there job is never done. There just in a different place still working hard, still helping people who are less fortunate, still fighting to make things better, still Loving Life.

They will always be "Forever in our Hearts".

With Love and Sincere Sympathy,
Roseann M. Johnson
August 25, 2003
My prayers are with you
Lisa Glenn-Brown
August 25, 2003
I remember shortly after relocating to Erie from Maryland in 1976 hearing the name Mrs. Horton almost everywhere I went. The local welfare ofc., The housing authority ,daycare facilities. One day while waiting at the bus stop on state street a women stopped and spoke to me, asked how old my children were. When I told her I had moved here from out of state not long ago she offered direction that would plant my feet firmly and stated not to take no for an answer. It was a blessing to have met her that day. That lady was Mrs. Horton.
August 24, 2003
Garry Cooley
August 24, 2003
Yvonne Lyons
August 24, 2003
To Sean Horton and family,
Thinking of you and your entire family in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and for the days ahead. For I too have walked these same shoes fifteen months ago. I truely understand the pain you endure. Keep the faith. God will see you through. For the bible says weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
My love and prayers are with you
Darla Bondurant
August 24, 2003

I was saddened to hear of your loss and wish I could be there personnally to tell you. After reading your mother's obituary in the Fort Myers newspaper, I wish I had the opportunity to meet her all those years ago! She sounds like a wonderful woman and someone I would have enjoyed spending time with. Again, I am sorry to hear of her passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jackie
Jackie Kunzmann
August 24, 2003
I was truly saddened to receive the news of Mrs. Horton's (Mildred)homegoing. I reminisce to the days when she stood up and spoke out about unfair justice and racial equality for the Blacks in Erie and throughout the country. Mildred was "Ms NAACP". She taught her children and her adoptive children (the children of the Community) to stand up for what You believe in and to never take a back seat. Mildred was the type of person who just did not talk to talk, but walked the walk and showed us the way for a brighter future.

Mildred was a wonderful wife, tireless mother,grandmother and great grandmother, a freedom fighter, a diligent churchworker, and a "Child of God". God has called her home to finish the work of preparing a better tomorrow for the citizens of Erie and throughout this nation. Her hardwork and memories will live on through her children and the many of us whom she touched with such a small body statute but a Giant for the Voice of the People.
Your Cuz,
Jo Kathy Gilliam-Smith
Jo Kathy Gilliam
August 24, 2003
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Horton family in your time of bereavement.
Panchitta, Palmer, & Leah Robinson-Gaines
Panchitta Robinson-Gaines
August 24, 2003
Horton Family,
I'm sorry to hear of your great loss. For great is what Mrs.Horton was. These words are filled with thoughts and understanding , and more than anything else , with hope that each day ahead will bring all of you a measure of comfort.
Regina Bassham-Carpenter
August 24, 2003
Will always remember Millie as a great friend at Erie Tech.
Curt Chilcott
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