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.