Barbara Copeland Horton, 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2011. She showed strength, courage, and a positive outlook during her extended battle with lymphoma.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her devotion to her family and her church was evident as many benefitted from her God given talent of hospitality. She enjoyed sharing her delicious home-cooked food served in her home, with neighbors, and in her church. Many will remember the delicious icicle pickles she made to serve at the church barbeques. She was an award-winning seamstress as well as an avid gardener.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Palmer and Maggie Copeland, and her son Barry Jackson Horton.
Left to cherish Barbara’s Memory is her loving husband of 59 years, Ernest Terri Horton: a daughter, Angela Horton Joyner and her husband, David: a daughter-in-law, Terri Horton; grandchildren: Seth Horton and his wife, Katie: Aaron Horton and wife, Heather; Alyson Joyner Shumate and her husband, Jordan; and Ryan Joyner and his wife, Jessica; and great granddaughters: Willow Horton and Lily Grace Horton. She also leaves behind a sister, Jeannine Dollar; a sister, Sharon Martin and her husband Craig; a brother, Ronald Copeland and his wife, Jean, all of Apex; a sister-in-law, Maple Cross, of Portsmouth, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
The family will receive family and friends on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Bells Baptist Church in Apex from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A service to celebrate her awe-inspiring life will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at Bells Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. A private interment will be at the Bells Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome or the family requests that memorial contributions be made either to the Bells Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Expansion Fund, 1274 Farrington Road, Apex, NC 27523 or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North Carolina Chapter, 401 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513.