September 5, 1955 - July 13, 2018
Sherry “Denise” Horton, age 62 of Bessemer, Alabama, passed away peacefully July 13, 2018 at Medical West Hospital, Bessemer. Denise is survived by her two children, Elijah Horton, Sarah Horton and fiancé, James Langston, and “The Light of Her Life”, her granddaughter, Addison Kate, mother, Jean Handley and stepfather Richard Handley, all of Bessemer. Her brother, Eric Horton and wife Karen of Tyler, Texas, stepsisters and stepbrothers, Rocky Handley, Janet Walker, Debra Williams and Randy Handley. She is preceded in death by her father, Roger Horton and grandparents “Nan” and “Pappy” McBrayer, Joe and Frances Horton, and many other family members and friends.Denise was a proud veteran of the United States Army. She grew up in nearby Lipscomb, Alabama and graduated from Hueytown High School in 1973. She attended Jacksonville State University shortly before entering the army in 1982. After being honorably discharged, Denise worked for the United States Postal Service. Known for her high intellect and capacity for caring, she will be remembered for her discipline, leadership and patriotism. These values never left her as family and friends will attest. Her loving and dedicated brother Eric reminds us, “Denise was Red, White and Blue to the end”. As quoted by her army buddy, “Take your rest now soldier, we have this watch.” Denise will be buried with military honors. Funeral services will be held at McCalla Memorial Funeral Home, McCalla Alabama Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Visitation: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 A.M. service: 11:00 A.M. Burial at 2:45 p.m. at The National Cemetery, Montevallo, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Three Hots and a Cot www.cotsforsvets.org 7353 Kimberly Ave. Birmingham, AL 35206.John 14: 2,3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you into myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
Sherry “Denise” Horton, age 62 of Bessemer, Alabama, passed away peacefully July 13, 2018 at Medical West Hospital, Bessemer. Denise is survived by her two children, Elijah Horton, Sarah Horton and fiancé, James Langston, and “The... View Obituary & Service Information
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