Shirley Marie Horton

Sunrise: September 1, 1945

Sunset: May 15, 2023
Shirley Marie Horton was born in Kenly, North Carolina on September 1,1945. She was a dedicated Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Great Aunt, Great Great Aunt and Friend to many. Shirley graduated from Booker T. Washington High and Kee’s Business College. An intelligent and savvy business woman, Ms. Horton owned and operated Williams Home for Adults and Atlantic Discount Outlet for several years, before embarking on a career at Norfolk State University where she retired after nearly 30 years of service. She was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Church under the leadership of Steven Lewis. and she loved her church Family and she loved the Lord.

Shirley was a kind spirit who helped anyone she encountered and never met a stranger. She was warm-hearted, witty and a lil sassy. Well-known as a World Class Cook, she loved to show off her skills and feed her family, friends and even strangers.

Shirley served as the Matriarch of the Horton Family for many years and will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by her parents: James & Adora Horton siblings: James, Melvin, Lenward, Ruth Jesse, Hayward, William McKinley, and Helen.

This kindred spirit leaves to mourn her Baby Sister Eunice, Sons Trent (Paula) & Bryan (Cynthia) Horton: Special “Daughter” Atalaya Horton-Keyes (Donald) and her personal Nurse/Niece Barbara Stevens: Grandchildren Jennifer, Trent Jr., Amber, Tyrando (deceased) Stephon (deceased), Shirlea, Xavier, Trenell Sr. and Bryana: Great Grandchildren Amaiya, Treniya, Tremiere, Trenell Jr., Kennedy, Kameryn, Seyven & Sincere. Special thanks to Linda,  who served as a companion and aide for years.

Viewing Friday, May 26, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, May 27, 2023 10:00am Mt Hermon Baptist Church 3101 Lens Avenue Norfolk, VA 23509 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Estherine J. Harding, NSU Retiree & 2016 Distinguished Alumna says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Horton family in the passing of your beloved Shirley. May God be with you to bless, and comfort you during this difficult time.

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    Theodora Thomas says

    My condolences and prayers Horton Family. Ma Shirley was Ma Shirley to the Thomas girls, and she lives in our hearts forever. She was so special, she left her foot print on the heart of every life she touched. God comfort you and keep you in his peace.

    Love you all.

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    Lisa Knight says

    My condolence to the Horton family for the loss of they mom ,she was known to me as ma shirley rest in peace

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    Wayne Jones says

    My condolences go out to Miss Shirley and the Horton family GOD BLESS

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    Pat Sanders says

    Praying for God’s comfort in your hour of need.

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    Tosha Sanders says

    Auntie, I will miss you and will always remember how much you love you have shown me

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    Michelle Pulley McDowell says

    Heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Horton family, specifically Brian and Trent. There is no one like your own mother.
    May the presence of family and the support shown by friends give you comfort during this difficult season. God bless you.

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