Dr. Connie Horton
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Dr. Connie R. Horton, Age 55, of Gary, IN earned her wings Sunday, January 28, 2018. Born and raised in Gary, IN to James and Artie Ree (nee Strickland) Horton. She graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1981 and continued to receive degrees at Purdue and Indiana Universities. After many years of serving within the public health and human services industry Connie obtained her PhD in Human Services with the goal to accomplish her dream of starting a non-profit focused on servicing the community she so loved. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and a life-long member of First AME Church Gary, IN. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, James and Artie Ree Horton; sister, Cheryl; and brother, Leonard. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving daughter, Tai Adkins; sisters, Carol Horton-King, Theresa Horton-Alexander; brothers, James, Lawrence, Mark (Jennifer) Horton; sister in-law Alice Horton; brother in-law Booker T. King; nieces, Ileana (Tamaris), Ilecia, Christina, Teracha, Krystle (Keir), Natanyah, Kaiya; nephews, Daniel, Irby (Arnicia), Jermael (Mayrena) and a host of great-nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Guy & Allen Funeral Home, 2959 W. 11th Ave., Gary, IN, 46404 from 12:00pm-8:00pm Family hours 6:00pm-8:00pm. Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. Omega Rho ceremony will take place at 7:00pm. Home going service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First AME Church 2045 Massachusetts St. Gary, IN 46407

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 31, 2018.
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February 8, 2020
Hey Aunti
June 8, 2018
Hey Aunti, jus wanted to stop pass and see your face and read everything about you again. I can't wait until I get to see you and the rest of the family again. God has called you home and that's something we have to deal with. Our time down here is only temporary so we will be together again forever.

Love you always
Your Nephew Irby.
Irby Alexander
February 5, 2018
I had great conversations with Connie during our time at ResCare. My sincere condolences to Tai and your precious family.
Rene' A. Marcus-Ervin
February 5, 2018
May God's merciful kindness and unfailing love be your comfort. Connie and I worked together at Miracle Village, where she served as Program Director and I as Chaplain. May it comfort you to know that through her leadership and hard work the seeds of recovery and healing were planted. She will be missed by many.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

Elder, Darlene Pointer
Darlene Pointer
February 3, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bernard Cooper
February 3, 2018
To the family of Connie Horton you have my condolences Connie will truly be miss
Shellie Tinner Walker
February 3, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Horton family.
Malekah Lackey
February 3, 2018
I extend my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of my little cousin....Connie Horton...To God be the Glory, an angel has arrived in heaven. We loved her but God loved her best. Psalms 118:29, states....Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. My continued prayers for the entire Horton Family.........
Willie Strickland
February 2, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family.
Michele DePriest
February 2, 2018
Condolence to the Horton family God picked a beautiful rose for his garden Connie rest in peace Your classmate your friend Aldina Smith Groce "Twin"
Mr & Mrs Wesley& Aldina Groce
February 2, 2018
My condolences and prayers for your family. Roosevelt classmate and fellow Oma Dora dancer Linda (Saines) Pirtle
Linda Pirtle
February 2, 2018
Sorry to hear about your sister's passing THeresa. Prayers to your family.

The Browns
The Williams
February 2, 2018
I will miss my Soror Connie Horton, she was the best, always willing to help. My prayers go out to the family.
Dolly Harris
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Sigma Sigma Chapter
Dolly Harris
February 2, 2018
RIH Connie you will be forever missed and loved.
Gloria Dunigan
February 2, 2018
My sincere condolences to Tai and the Horton family. May God comfort and give you strength is my prayer. RIH Connie.
Sheree Barnett
February 2, 2018
To my classmate Lawrence you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your sister. Praying for you.
Lucille Shoemaker Osborne
February 1, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Connie's passing! I enjoyed the years we worked together and valued her excellence. I know she cherished her daughter and was so proud of her. She always knew everything that was happening in Gary and her smile always transformed her. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that who love and appreciate her!
Candace Frederick
February 1, 2018
So sorry for your loss of your sister. May God cover you and your family girlfriend. Those we love don't go away,They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Annette Tolbert
February 1, 2018
Our condolences go out to the Horton family . From my dad Preston Henderson memories of meeting you when you were children and myself growing up with your daughter Tai. youll be greatly missed Connie!!
Tasha Henderson
February 1, 2018
For the Horton family,

Our deepest sympathy and prayers !

Norma, Dave Holmes and children.
Norma and Dave Holmes
February 1, 2018

My heart was saddened when I heard about you passing. I enjoyed the conversations we had as well as the laughs we shared at work. You touched many lives and will truly be missed by all that knew you. To your Daughter and entire Family you have my deepest Condolences. RIH Soror until we meet again. Ee-yip!
Cenethia Gulley
February 1, 2018
Thank you for your service to our community. I don't know you but we shall meet in glory....may your soul rest in peace with our Lord and Savior ....till we meet.❤
Lois Sellars
February 1, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Benny Ellis
February 1, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
February 1, 2018
Benny Ellis
January 31, 2018
My deepest Sympathy to Tai and the Horton family. I am glad I took a trip to Gary back in June to see Connie. We had a chance spend time and reminisce. I will miss my beloved friend. May the Lord give you peace and comfort through this time.

Love, Gaye Thomas
Gaye Thomas
January 31, 2018
My condolences to the family of Dr. Horton. "LIFE HAS NO SORROW THAT HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL" Connie will truly be missed. My heart is heavy. I did not only lose a friend but a mentor and sister n law. (That's what I always called her.) Live in paradise Connie.
Karin Morgan
January 31, 2018
I would like to express my deepest sympathy. I just heard of Connie ' s passing. Jesus will comfort you and your family.
Freya Brown
January 31, 2018
May God continue to Comfort You during this Time of Transition...
Nellie McKnight
January 31, 2018
My Condolences to Connie Horton my classmate. Blessings to her daughter & family. R.I.P my friend
Jackie Maypray
January 31, 2018
My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Horton family. I have many fond memories of Connie as we grew up together at First AME Church. I pray that the Lord gives you peace and comfort during this time.
Rev. Denise (Fair) Warren
January 31, 2018
To the daughter Tai, family and friends of my classmate Dr. Connie Horton, while there is nothing I can say to help ease your sorrow please take comfort in the knowledge of my sincere condolence. Let her memories comfort your heart and her spirit fill you with strength, love, and inner peace.To the family and friends of my classmate Connie Horton, while there is nothing I can say to help ease your sorrow please take comfort in the knowledge of my sincere condolence. Let her memories comfort your heart and her spirit fill you with strength, love, and inner peace.To the family and friends of my classmate Connie Horton, while there is nothing I can say to help ease your sorrow please take comfort in the knowledge of my sincere condolence. Let her memories comfort your heart and her spirit fill you with strength, love, and inner peace.To the family and friends of my classmate Connie Horton, while there is nothing I can say to help ease your sorrow please take comfort in the knowledge of my sincere condolence. Let her memories comfort your heart and her spirit fill you with strength, love, and inner peace. Keep her memories and love in your heart and there she will always live. To God be the Glory!!!
Rev. Dr. Nichelle Daniels-Wilson
January 31, 2018
To Tai and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your Mom. Words are sometimes hard to come by, but find comfort in the Lord's words. My prayers go out to you and your family. Peace, be still.
James Harris
January 31, 2018
Praying for the Family of Dr Connie Horton, I remember Connie when she was a little girl, Ms Ree would always have her hair in Two very long ponytails, Asking God to hold the Family in the palm of his hands. Elder Katrina Moten
Katrina Moten
January 31, 2018
Carol and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved sister. Our prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time and know that we are just one phone call away.
We love you,
Larry and Linda ( LO ) Harris Webb
January 31, 2018
Extremely sorry to hear about the home going of Connie. Her mom was my mom's hair stylist for many years which is how we became acquainted with each other. I don't remember Connie after childhood but I remember the fun we had running around the house in play. My deepest sympathy is extended to her entire family.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
Yolanda Woodall-Jones
January 31, 2018
To the family of Dr. Horton she will be truly missed by Family and friends, but God in Heaven has gained a Beautiful and Pure Hearted Angel.
Andre Perry
January 31, 2018
On behalf of the Froebel Class of 1968 we offer our deepest sympathy to Lawrence. Your sister gave so much to others to make things better without a second thought. May you find comfort in knowing she was loaned to you for awhile and God has now claimed his own. Connie has gone to receive what God promised eternal life. We will keep you and family in prayer in the days ahead. Humbly submitted Froebel Class of. 68. Douglas Havens class President.
Douglas Haven
January 31, 2018
Praying for my classnate Lawrence and family in the death but heavens gain of his sister. May you find comfort in knowing we share in your grief. I pray God brings her daughter and your family comfort in the days ahead.
Myrtle and Jack Mateen
January 31, 2018
When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Much Love Mae kinard/ Brown
Mae Brown
January 31, 2018
To the family of Dr. Connie Horton words can not express the deep sorrow that I feel upon hearing of your great loss. Losing loved ones is never easy. To her loving daughter Tai, your beautiful mom was the sun where ever she was. Connie lived a rich, full and value creating life. She was indeed a woman of great substance and displayed a sense of mission and purpose. I know that your heart is aching but if you can find comfort in knowing that she has prepared you and all of us who have had the good fortune to be in her aura how to walk by faith and to forge the kind of life where we must not waste even a moment.
You and your family have my deepest sympathies. Please know that I am praying for you, your family, and for your mom's repose.
Toni Simpson
January 31, 2018
Make She Make Her Tent
on the
Banks of the River Jordan
as She Awaits the Clarion Call
for that Great Gettin' Up Morn'!
Sis Harriett First A.M.E.
January 31, 2018
R.I.P Conniff may God bless. Your classmate and friend Bernard Scrappy MILLARD
January 31, 2018
Sending my condolences to the family , May God strengthen you and take you through this sad occasion. Praying for you In Jesus Name. Amen!
Evang. Doris Jones
January 31, 2018
God bless!
Carol Hayes
January 31, 2018
RIP Connie Horton you are truly going to be miss love always
Miss Jacaueline Gill
January 31, 2018
My condolences to the Horton family,
"Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted." - Matthew 5:4
January 31, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the Horton family. I grew up with the Horton siblings at First AME Church. Being an only child, I always admired the love the siblings had for each other. I watched Connie and Carol stand firm in their faith throughout this test. Therefore, I cannot say that Connie lost her battle because she actually won as she is now in the presence of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.

My prayers and hugs go out to Carol, Theresa, Tai and the entire family. Let your fun, fond memories bring you joy in the days to come. I pray that the Lord grant you peace, comfort and strength as only HE can.

I am here for you in any way that you need me. Love you all with the love of Christ.
Min. Debrah Smith Daniel
January 31, 2018
Sending love and prayers to Carol King and family. May the peace of God be with you now and in the days to come...
Kim Hunter
January 31, 2018
May God bless you at this time of Dr. Connie Horton receiving her wings. Dr. Connie was such a lady of knowledge, integrity, and wisdom. By growing up with Carol, Theresa, and Connie, with my sister Miriam, we enjoyed countless years of joy, traveling, and learning with my mom Dollie Adamson. With Connie being the youngest, she would watch us and I personally enjoyed her beauty and quietness. As she grew up and became Dr. Connie Horton, I enjoyed our personal sessions of counsel. Up until her departure, she continued to offer me priceless advice which I will never forget. She was very strategic in being an Advisory Board Member and assisting in the opening of Heritage Institute of Arts and Technology known as HIAT today, the first charter school in Merrillville, IN. Her love and years of working as a Non Profit advisor and grant writer were greatly appreciated! As I say Good-by to Dr. Connie, I pray for Tai, her daughter who she loved so much, and Carol my lifetime friend who Connie watched over and ensured that Carol would be fine in life. Theresa whom we called TC and my sister Miriam were always a part of our sisterhood in our neighborhood where we all grew up. May God continue to comfort and be your peace at this time.
Dr. Darlene Adamson-Henderson
Dr. Darlene L Henderson
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