Our precious and beloved mother, grandmother (grand mommy), great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, Dorothy Mae Horne was called by our Lord Jesus Christ to her new heavenly home on March 31, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.
Dorothy was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on December 23, 1934 to Mamie Bell and Morris Charley Corbray Sr. She later moved to Dallas, Texas where she attended elementary and middle school. Dorothy later moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she completed high school. After moving back to Dallas, she met and married Augustus Wood and to them five children were born – Gus Jr, Kenneth (Donelle), Dr. Michael (Pastor Rosetta), Angelia Faye, and Kelvin (Kathleen).
Dorothy and her children eventually moved from Dallas to Yakima, Washington where her brothers Morris Corbray Sr. and Joseph Corbray. and only sister, Rachel Corbin resided. She subsequently attended Yakima Valley Community College to complete her Associate’s Degree.
While living in Yakima, Dorothy met the love of her life, U.S. Army SP6 Tom Horne, and they eventually married. After traveling from coast to coast and Europe per military orders, they retired from the U.S. Army and settled in Spanaway, WA.
Dorothy really loved people, all people, and everyone was considered family. She would always welcome everyone into her home regardless of their situation, made sure they had something to eat, and she would just love on them. She was very proud of her many grand and great grandchildren and bragged on them at every opportunity.
Dorothy was preceded in this life by her mother Mamie and father Morris Sr, husband Tom, brother Morris Jr. (MC), sister Rachel, brother Joseph, and two of her children – Kenneth and Angelia Faye. She was also preceded in death by her other brothers, nephews and nieces, and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children – Gus Jr., Dr. Michael,
Kelvin, Tom Jr., Gloria, Kelvin Michael, Gale and Howard, her brother-in-
law Rev Pinnell Horn, sister-in-law Verna Horn, her
cousins Mary Neal and Evita James in Phoenix, AZ,
her cousin Dorothy in Washington, and a long
generational lineage of over 29 grandchildren,
several great grandchildren, and a countless host of relatives and friends from around the country. She especially enjoyed her strong friendship with the members of the Mississippi Club and will miss them all.
Although Dorothy had known the Lord all of her life; she celebrated this past Christmas by renewing her salvation and joyfully reaffirming her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her passioned prayer and request is for all who love her would also honor her life by receiving Jesus as their Savior as well.
Dorothy never lived her life in vain, everyday wanting to be around people and helping them in any way she could, even while she was in the care facility. She had forever impacted the lives of countless relatives and friends and although her enriching legacy will be missed, her embracing and unconditional love will be forever cherished by all.
We are so very thankful to our God for Dorothy Mae Horne’s life and how she poured her love onto everyone with both kindness and grace and we are forever indebted to God for the depth of her blessings in our lives. We will miss you and love you forever. You did a great job with all of us and we commit to modeling those standards of excellence with one another and with others. Until the Lord reunites us again in His Kingdom, we are thankful that you have now received peace through your eternal rest. The footprints of your earth journey have left a lasting imprint on our hearts and we give thanks and honor you, dearest mother, the only way we know how, by loving the Lord Jesus Christ as you did.
In the sunset of your life’s journey with us, we say, “Rest now mom as our Lord welcomes and embraces you in His loving arms.” “Mourning lasts but for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Dorothy (mom) will be laid to rest at West Hills Memorial Park in Yakima, Washington on Monday, April 15, 2019 next to her beloved husband Tom, and near her daughter Faye.
No, mom, you did not get new wings – you’ve had your wings all along!
Services will be held April 13, 2019 at Greater Joy COGIC. Viewing 10am-1:45pm. Funeral begins at 2pm.
Graveside services will be held 1pm April 15, 2019 at West Hills Memorial Park Yakima, WA.