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Mattie Mae Horton
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Mattie Mae HortonGALVESTON - Mattie Mae Horton, 76, slept into an eternal rest at her residence in Galveston, Texas on Thursday, October 4, 2007. 

Born February 25, 1931 in Minden, Louisiana to Samuel Webb and Ivory Eason Webb. Mattie also had been raised with her sister, Ruthie Pillors , and her brother. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a long time member of the Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ family for over 30 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mattie was a loving and devoted mother of eleven children and an outstanding grandmother and great grandmother. She worked for over 10 years in the Galveston Independent School District before becoming a stay at home mom.

Mattie is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Horace Horton, Jr.,  brother, Willie McGhee and her children, Nathaniel Francis, John Webb, and Judy Mae Moore.

She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Sr. Patrolman Freddie L. Horton of the Galveston Police Dept. and wife Cynthia, and Christopher L. Horton of Napa Valley California; son in law, Daniel Moore; daughters, Mary Mancias and husband Joe of Houston, Betty Law and Dorothy York both of Shereveport, LA, Bobbie Foreman and husband Herbert, and Tonya Horton and granddaughter Tamika Horton all of Galveston. She also leaves behind 37 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, a sister Ruthie Pillors, sister-in-law Jenny Mae Bishop, brothers-in-law John Earl Horton, Jackie Horton, and Charles Horton all of Arkansas. Words can not express our gratitude and appreciation and love to our mothers special angel, companion and care giver for over 30 years, Willie “Pops” Taylor. Her life was not complete with out her longtime best friend, Ola Mae Brazil to whom we will always thank and love for being by our mothers side. She also leaves a host of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at Compton Memorial Church of God In Christ with the Elder Robert Woodard,III., officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday at the funeral home with a wake to be held from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The family will fellowship with freinds following the burial service at the Robert E. Woodard fellowship hall at Compton Memorial.

Pallbearers will consist of members of the family and freinds.

A special thanks to the A-Med Hospice Group for all of their loving support and care for our mother and the family.



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