On the evening of September 11, 2021, with family members by her side, Del Horne entered the presence of her Savior and Lord. Del was born on November 4, 1932, in Erwin, NC. She was preceded in death by a sister (baby Stewart), her parents, (Willis S. and Fannie McLean Stewart), and two brothers (Rogers Stewart and Levingston Stewart), a daughter-in-law (Laurie Horne), a son-in-law (Danny Atkins), and a sister (Zelia Snead). Having been married 69 years, Del is survived by her husband, J.L. Horne, her children, Pamela Atkins, Dennis L. Horne (Kerry), Henry Horne (Lisa), and Donnie Horne (Linda). She will also be lovingly remembered by her 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-step-grandchildren. She will also be remembered by her numerous nephews, nieces, extended family, church members, and dear friends.
As a young girl, having been raised in a godly home with Christian parents, Del placed her faith in Christ for salvation, which assured her of a heavenly home. In the early years of her marriage, her family moved to Durham, NC where Del worked for and retired from Sears, Roebuck, and Company. After living 37 years in Durham, she and her husband moved to Dunn, NC.
Del lived a life that was vivacious, industrious, and generous. As a lover of life, her goal was to make sure everyone around her enjoyed life too. Family get-togethers were enhanced by her party hats, headbands, decorations, unique entertainment, and one-of-a-kind gifts. She was a church pianist, an avid bowler, a regular participant in Senior Olympics (winning many gold medals), and delivered Meals on Wheels. Del was well known in her community for the beautiful scarves she crocheted and sold from the trunk of her car. She once led a senior citizens group called, “The Singing Elders”, who travel around locally blessing many with their talent. Her own talent of growing and caring for the flowers of her home resulted in being awarded “Yard of the Month” on several occasions. For the past couple of years, Del’s main activity was being a caregiver for her husband- and she was excellent at it! It was a blessing to watch the loving interaction between the two of them. This work, like all her other work, is now complete. She presently rests, having entered into the joy of her Lord, now enjoying life in a manner she never knew before.
Visitation will be held 1:00 -2:15 pm Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Prospect FWB Church, 873 Prospect Church Road, Dunn, NC. The funeral service follows at 2:30 pm, with a committal service afterward at Erwin Memorial Park, South 18th Street in Erwin, NC. Rev. Billy Keith will be officiating, assisted by Rev. Brian Cameron.
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Services have been entrusted to West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC
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