Beulah J. Horton


Beulah J. Horton, age 62 Sunrise August 1,1959 Sunset December 15,2021. Preceded in death by her mother Betty Horton and father Preston Horton.

Beulah graduated from Rutherford High School in Panama City, FL and leaves behind many classmates who will remember her fondly. She went on to attend Gulf Coast State College as an Art Major. She chased her dreams of a career in the insurance industry. Over the 30 years she spent working, she formed countless friendships and leaves behind many colleagues who will miss her bright spirit and the passion she had for helping others.

She was a devoted mother to Erica (Larry) and Evan (Ashley) Chilton. She cherished her 6 beautiful grandchildren Emira, Amryne, Eniaja, Kendell, Eminah and Ryan. Sharing their many accomplishments with others was her greatest joy.She leaves behind her partner of more than 30 years, Stanley Rawls.

Also left to mourn are her siblings Terry Minors, Marion (Muzzy) Williams and Preston E. (Bubba) Horton. She also leaves behind her Bermudian family, whom she cherished.

Beulah loved music, her dog Prissy and Ohio State Football.

Beulah had an infectious laugh and her personality could quickly light up a room. She had a fashion sense to be reckoned with, often seen wearing brightly colored clothes and bold patterns that perfectly matched her bubbly personality.







Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Memorial Service 2:00 PM Friday, December 31, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). Mask and Social Distancing are required.

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  1. Beulah was such a lovely soul and I really enjoyed working with her for several years. I am so sorry for your loss as she was a light to everyone she met and I am sure even more so to her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you know she made a positive difference in so many lives.

  2. Beulah was a beautiful person both inside and out. She always had a beautiful smile and wonder laugh. You couldn’t help but to be happy around her. She always made you feel good when you were down. She had such a bright light around her. She was an extraordinary person who will be missed by so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  3. Diane Stephenson

    Rest in Power my old friend. I will forever remember our friendship while in high school in Florida. I often think back fondly of those years and how you were one of the nicest, most genuine people I had ever met. I only wish we had connected and spoken in recent years so I could have told you how much I had admired your kindness and patience.

  4. My heart aches because I have lost a special friend. She was a light, shining in the darkest areas of life. Whenever she came into a room, everyone felt the spontaneous joy she shared. I know that she is in a better place, without pain or tears. I love you, Beulah. You will always hold a place ion my heart. Every GNO we will share a drink to celebrate our knowing you.

  5. I am greatly saddened to hear of Beulah’s passing. She was always someone in High school I looked forward to spending time with. A beauty with a heart of gold. I had hoped that our paths would cross again. She will be missed!

  6. Kenneth and Timathia Rawls

    It was a shock to hear of Beulah’s passing. She was part of our family for over 30 years. We have many fond memories of the time’s spent enjoying each other company. Beulah was such a kind and thoughtful soul and will be missed. Sending our prays and condolences to your family.

  7. Beulah was a bright light whenever there was a dark day. Always had a positive attitude and great influence on all who worked with her. We will miss her terribly! God bless Beulah and her family!

  8. Glenda Carlington

    My dear cousins Erica and Evan my heart is broken to learn of your beautiful Mom’s passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was a ‘Hallmark’ Mom, always giving her very best for her family.

    My mother, the late Maude Carlington, and Beulah’s mother, the late Betty Carlington Horton were sisters both born and raised in Bermuda and were inseperable. My mom and Aunt Betty has a sister named Aunt Beulah also and that’s who your mom was named after.

    Your mom and I last talked about her planning to bring you all home to Bermuda to visit and meet your Bermudian family. I promised her that I would take you around to meet them and that promise will stand for whenever you decide to come home for a visit.

    Erica and Evan I pray that God would wrap His loving arms around you and your families and give you peace and comfort for the many years to come. Take comfort in knowing that Christ has promised to come back and reunite us with our Mothers one day soon. I love you all

    All my love and prayers – Aunt Glenda

  9. I worked with Beulah and her quick wit and smile made you have a great day! She was a kind, loving woman and she will be missed. Words are sometimes inadequate when sharing feelings but memories hold everything. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched but are felt in the heart.” I hope you find comfort in all of those wonderful memories.” May you feel the warm embrace of the Holy Spirit as she is laid to rest and you all find peace.

  10. Sharon Brock-Neece

    I am very saddened to hear of Beulah’s passing. Beulah was a beautiful soul and person who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her children and grandchildren.

  11. Beulah I am saddened by you passing. Thank you for being a part of my brother’s life. I will be praying for your children and grandchildren.
    You will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace

  12. R. Hambic: Shay Shay

    Its hard to wright this.. Ms. B you will forever be missed but never forgotten. To her first true loves Erica and Evan, I’m sorry for the pain y’all are going through. Ms. B was an all around good person. Sending my love and prayers.

  13. To the Family of Beulah J. Horton , So Sorry for your loss. I met Beulah one time but that’s all it takes to know you met a Jewel. Stanley and children and all who knew this Jewel , take comfort in knowing she is in Heaven. R.I.P. Beulah!

  14. Sharon Rawls Thornton

    Beulah, we are still in disbelief that you are not with us. You were such a special part of the Rawls family for over 34+ years. During those times we made so many memories and shared lots of good times together. Our children growing up together and grandchildren beging born too!
    You would have arts and crafts for them to do when they spent the night.
    You were the love of our brother’s life! My heart is aching for his loss!
    I know that you both loved those grandbabies, so much!
    You were such a special person and a wonderful part of our family.
    I still the backyard barbeques and your signature “ambrosia” that we all loved.
    You may not be here physically, but you will always live on in our hearts and minds!
    We will continue to pray for Erica, Evan and the entire family.
    RIP ❤️

    The Entire Rawls Family

  15. Michael and Ann Guyton

    Beulah, you were one of the sweetest person I’ve ever met; I can truly say you’ve never met a stranger. Really going to miss you and the bright sunshine and joy that only you could bring. Rest in Paradise Sweet Angel. Michael and I will always remember you. Praying the Lord encamp his angels of love around your family and comfort and keep them during this difficult time.

  16. I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of another loved one. I’m just now seeing this posting. Betty was my cousin and we grew up together on Bermuda. My condolences to all family members.

  17. Reva Joan Thompson

    I was so saddened when our GNO Gloria informed me of your passing. You were my margatita partner and enjoyed your stories of your.beautiful grandchildren. Rest in peace my friend

  18. Gabrielle Howard

    I had the honor of working with Beulah. She was a dedicated and truly caring person. I’m grateful to have known her.

  19. Dr. Audrey Nance Prestonsoto

    My Dearest Beulah,
    I am still in disbelief that we will no longer be able to see your sweet face and laugh with you on Facebook. I still remember all the good times and laughter we shared in High School. Although we hadn’t seen each other in years, just reading your comments about the love you had for your family and friends assured me that your kind and sweet demeanor had not changed throughout the years.

    May God cover your family during this time and soothe their grief. May His love shower them with peace. You are missed.

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