Barbara J. Horton (60) of Troy, New York went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2019 following her battle with cancer.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Mabel Pompey, and sisters, Gloria Moses and Pamela Pompey. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Tana and Jasmine Horton, spouse, Albert Horton, brother, Charles Pompey (Virginia), and sisters, Joyce June (James) and Linda Gullatt (Johnnie) of Troy, along with a host of family and friends.
Barbara was a faithful servant of the Kingdom of God and devoted member of Empire Christian Center where she served on the Helps Ministry and Women of Purpose. Barbara retired from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after 12 years of service and worked for the New York State Division of Housing for 18 years prior.
Barbara loved doing arts and crafts, especially crocheting. Her love and passion for crochet was truly evident and many have been blessed to receive a scarf or a baby blanket from her throughout the years. She loved to shop, bake, and decorate. Barbara loved trying new recipes and mastering them. Once she mastered the recipe, she will move on to another and another. Barbara absolutely loved Christmas. She would go above and beyond every year to decorate her Christmas tree and her home. Although Barbara loved to do all those things, her favorite thing to do was spend time with her daughters, whom she loved so much and was very proud of them.
Barbara was a very kind, warm, and giving person. She was always willing to help and always with a smile. She had an infectious laugh and was so much fun to be around. Barbara was a true prayer warrior. She is a wonderful example of what it means to fight, stand and be strong. Barbara is loved and is already missed. We leave her to rest peacefully and safely in the arms of the Heavenly Father.
Services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Empire Christian Center, 205 Washington Avenue Ext., Albany, NY at 10:00am.
“In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer - Making Strides or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital”