Carrie B. Roberts Horn

Published 3:53 pm Thursday, February 25, 2016

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

Sister Carrie B. Roberts Horn was the first of six children born to the union of the late Leon Roberts and Ruthanna Jefferson Roberts in Hub, Miss., on Jan. 10, 1919.

After graduating from high school, Sister Horn moved to California. She later met Brother W. L. Horn, and was united in holy matrimony in 1954. In 1959, the Horns moved to Angie.

Sister Horn reunited with the Live Oak United Methodist Church in Angie, under the leadership of Rev. Albert E. Franklin. She was a very active member at both the local and district church levels.

She served as Chairperson of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Church Lay Leader, Communion Steward, Sunday School Teacher, United Methodist Women’s Treasurer, and the Church Treasurer. At the district level, she served on the District Council on Ministry and at the conference level, on the Town and Country Ministry.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, Earnest Spikes Sr.; one sister, Mrs. Minnine Ashley; two brothers, Hersey L. Roberts Sr. and Hollis Roberts Sr.; and a godson, Dione Weary.

She leaves to mourn her passing: one grandson, Earnest (Stephanie) Spikes Jr. of Angie, one granddaughter, Janice (Shelton) Jefferson of Columbia, Mass.; five great grandsons, E. Quenzell (Amy) Spikes, Preston Spikes of Angie, Brandon Harry of San Antonio, Texas, Larry (Tamara) Johnson and Lester (Shakies) Johnson of Columbia, Miss.; two great-great-grandsons, Jermaine Sanders and Quentin Spikes; three great-great-granddaugthers, Dorlissia Robinson, Miya Harry and Jaliah Harry; 11 other great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; a special daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edna E. Bickham; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home. The wake service will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Live Oak United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. at Live Oak United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terrence August officiating. Interment will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.

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