Annie Belle Horn

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Annie Belle Horn was born April 18, 1931 in Hazelhurst, Mississippi to Samuel Felix and Mattie Lewis. She grew up on a spacious, beautiful farm with her three siblings, but always had a desire to explore other parts of the country. After attending high school she moved to Chicago, Illinois and studied nursing. It was there that she met and married Sgt. Willie C. Horn in July, 1952. To this union was born six children. Annie enjoyed her life as an Air Force military wife and mother which afforded her opportunities to travel throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico. They made their home in Columbus, Ohio after her husband retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant, completing 20 years of service.

Several of Annie’s children and grandchildren have also pursued military careers. Her family was her pride and joy. She encouraged all of her children to get an education, learn to make a good living and help others in need. The family matriarch, she was lovingly referred to as mamama by all of the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a passionate prayer warrior who loved her family which extended to many others in the church and community. No one in the family would even think about travelling until they called upon mamama to pray travelling mercies over them. A church mother in every sense of the word, she was always offering encouragement, wisdom, love and advice. Mother Horn truly loved her church and pastor. She served faithfully as a pastor’s aide, missionary and Higher Ground church mother as long as her health allowed.

Mother Annie Horn is preceded in death by her husband and parents; siblings, Felix S. Lewis, Dorothy McMillan and C. S. Lewis; daughter, Katherine Horn and grandson, Yon Armstrong.

Survived by a loving family she leaves to cherish her memory:

Sons, Dr. Herman (Dora) Horn, Driftwood, TX and David Horn, Columbus, OH; daughters Deborrha Armstrong, Columbus, OH, Pamela Traylor, Houston , TX and retired Master Sgt. Sharon(SFC Thomas) Stribling Orlando, FL. grandchildren,  Ian and Shannon Armstrong, Esther (Brian )Parker, Camille, Chrystal and Lamar Horn, Derrick, David and Shay Horn, Tyler Stribling, John David(Claudia) Solis, 9 great grandchildren, spiritual daughters Lula(Vincent) Grant and Peggy Hardiman  and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Thursday December 22, 2016 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


Condolence Messages

  1. Cheryl (sticker) neice Smith & Family

    Loving memories will always be in my heart. Love you auntie.

  2. Herman and Family – I am so sorry to learn of your loss. From Herman’s sharing and memories over the years, I know your Mom was special. I know she lived a good life and is in peace, but that doesn’t negate your sorrow and loss. My thoughts and sincerest prayers are with you. Also, on behalf of the Civil Rights Office, please accept our thoughts and condolences. We are thinking of you. Jenny Hall

  3. Herman,
    I am sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are for you and your family. Janice Williams

  4. To The Horn Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish to extend my condolences to the family. Death is an enemy to us all at any age. Even God considers death to be an enemy and he has promised through his word the bible in Revelations chapter 21 verses 3 and 4 to eliminate death along with sickness and pain forever. Soon, the resurrection that Jesus spoke of in John chapter 5 verses 28 and 29 which reads,” All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out,” will take place and allow us the opportunity to welcome back our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death, to awaken on a paradise earth and to live forever upon it. Psalms 37 verse 29. What a happy time that will be. May these promises from the bible bring you a measure of comfort now and a sure hope for the future in seeing your loved one again.

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