Sunrise  10:28:27  ~  Sunset  08:21:03

In Loving Memory  of Millie Horton,that has left our earth bound for Glory

Mrs. Mildred Horton, age seventy-five, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, August 21, 2003 following a period of illness.

     Mildred was born in Laurel Mississippi on October 28, 1927. Daughter of the late Arzella Pickens and Bennie Smith, she had 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Mildred moved to Erie, Pa at the age of 9. She attended Longfellow Elementary and Gridley Jr. High. 

     Mildred is the wife of Howard R. Horton and the mother of thirteen children, twenty-nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

     She served as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America and became active in the NAACP. In 1964, she served as Youth Advisor for the NAACP Youth Council, and in 1965, she was appointed Chairperson of the Education Committee.  Mildred was elected to serve two terms as president of the NAACP.  She was instrumental in getting public housing for unwed mothers and continued schooling for pregnant teens.  Mildred was involved in the recruitment of black teachers and administrators for the Erie School System.  She also helped establish a dialogue between community, local government and the city police which helped endorse the hiring of ten black police officers.

     As a member of  St. James AMEC, she served as a Stewardess of Board #1, president of the Choir and Trustee Protem to her then Pastor, Jon S. Goshay. 

Other past affiliates include Oziel Temple# 317, Daughter of Isis, Sahara Count#9, Executive Board of the BTW Center, Board of Directors, O.I.C. and MLK Center; Member, Urban Coalition, ALF-CIO labor organization, Caucus on Minority Affairs (COMA), Poisettes Bowling Team and President of the High-Roller Bowling League.  She was employed thirty-six years at Erie Technological Products, four years at Gannondale Home for Girls and sixteen years at Upward Bound Program sponsored by Gannon University.


The soul-mate and children of Mildred Horton in their sharing of the remembrance of her are in extreme agreement with what her heavenly Father says.  Mildred was  blessed and highly favored. She was more than a conqueror, she was an over comer.  She was an ambassador for Christ, the salt of the earth, more precious than rubies, virtuous, a giver to the poor, a feeder to the hungry, a fighter, a watcher and a prayer warrior.  She loved justice and cared about mercy.

 She was a mother to the motherless, an encourager to the down hearted, a guide and witness to Christ, a teacher, wise , a sister, a friend, she bore the infirmities of the weak. 
 She was a lover of life; she adored the creator's mountains, oceans and especially the rose.memorial rose She was the righteousness of God; she taught her children the importance of integrity. She was a helpmate; she guarded her husband's heart.

At 11:28pm on August 21, 2003 her  children watched as she made her departure from this place and they witnessed the dark skies light up for her grand escort to the bosom of her heavenly Father.  To live is Christ, to die is gain. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! 
Now playing  "Highway To Heaven"


The family of Mildred Horton is grateful for all acts of kindness, love and support shown to them during this special time of grief.  Your love is an expression of the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Please know that you have been a great source of strength and consolation.
Thank you and May god bless you.!
 8/12/04  To the Family of Mrs. Horton,
I am writing this to express my gratitude for having met Mrs. Horton. She was a unique and caring woman that I will never forget. I met her when I was 15, at 16 I left Erie and never saw her again. Over twenty years later, I
still remember her well.
Today I felt moved to do an internet search on Gannondale School for Girls. This is because I was forced to live there for almost two years of my life. I found the page in memory of Mrs. Horton.

One thing for sure about living there was that it was horrific. The worst time of my life in fact. The one person that made it tolerable was Mrs. Horton. She treated me, and the rest of the girls as human beings. A real treat in that place, we all respected her for it. Unlike any other staff that worked there, I trusted her. She always worked at night and we would wait for her arrival. We knew that when she was there, wrongs would be fixed and personal issues could be discussed with total confidentiality. She held a position amongst the girls that no one else could come close to. She earned that respect and we loved her.

Mrs.. Horton was a very compassionated person. She seemed to understand the pain I was in to great depths and the only one who cared enough to try. It was as if God had put her in my life to save my sanity. She influenced me greatly and I will never forget the things she did for me. Mrs.. Horton lives on in my memories. I miss her and am grateful that she was a part of my life.
Brenda Evanoff
  Each October 28th we celebrate the birthday of Millie. Knowing in our hearts that someday we will meet again.
This holiday season we gather with family and friends to remember joyous occasions. Add Millie to your thoughts and prayers, include her family and friends. Merry Christmas 2004
Hi I was Just sitting here and realized How much I miss you. It seems like it was just yesterday
You will stay forever in my heart , Soul., and mind I love You Mom 
Your baby girl
Marsha Moore
Sr. Sales Auditor
972-582-1457  (Fax)

Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009

 Hi Mom, it's another year but you are not forgotten,
 Oh how I miss you, I could sure need your wisdom and guidance right about now.
 I love you Mom,
your baby girl.


Oct. 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom



Your birthday was yesterday and of course it made it even more special to think of you, however, thinking of you is a constant
This world is full of mayhem; so often I catch myself thinking “what would Mama have said about this”. 
I have 9 grandchildren Mama; RaSan has 4 and Dane has 5—they are all beautiful and my prayer is they will all grow to be powerful men and women of God; having a most intimate and personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
I miss you.
Administrative Secretary 
Honors Program & Graduate Studies
December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.


 I love you mom
January 10, 2012
oh what a happy day you and daddy are reunited again
I miss you both

May 13, 2012

from your family.


Happy new year grandma.
Ur greatly missed but never forgotten.
Chaquoia sims

May 12, 2013

August 21, 2013

Its been ten years since you left this Earth. Your family misses you today as everyday.

From your family.



Feb. 14, 2014


May 11, 2014

October 28, 2014



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