Margaret Arlene Horton, affectionately known to close family and friends as "Maggie", passed away unexpectedly in her hometown of Louisville Kentucky on Friday, August 27, 2021, due to complications from pneumonia and an undetected heart disease that she was born with.
Maggie was born on April 26, 1991 in Louisville, Kentucky, to parents Douglas and Patricia Horton. Growing up and following in the footsteps of her big sister Nikki, the two were inseparable; from wearing matching outfits, down to their beautiful long blonde hair. They were two birds of a feather, always and forever together.
Growing up Maggie played lots of sports from basketball to softball. She quickly became the star of every sport she touched. Coaches from all around came to recruit her to play for their basketball programs. All of the boys in high school were jealous because Maggie played better than them, and she knew it too! She was offered a scholarship to the University of Louisville as a freshman at Seneca High School. Maggie was the starting forward for the girls’ varsity basketball team from her freshman to her senior year.
After school, Maggie stayed close to home helping her parents care for her sick grandparents and to be with her sister Nikki. In 2009, the first of her three nephews was born; Eric Jr. known affectionately to her as "my my's EJ". Back then Maggie's number one passion in life was being the best possible aunt, sister, and daughter that she could possibly be. With the birth of her second nephew Kamren, and third nephew Kaine, Maggie stayed busy as she helped to love and raise her nephew's alongside Nikki.
Life for Maggie became its happiest and most fulfilled in February of 2016 with the birth of her beautiful daughter Kashlee Rain Nichole Horton. Maggie's lifelong dream of becoming a parent was finally a dream come true, and she was the happiest she had ever been. Her joy increased even more in July of 2019, when Maggie welcomed her second daughter Keinzlee Arlene Marie Horton to the world. Life for Maggie was finally complete.
Maggie finished out her time here with us doing what she loved doing, being a parent, and spending as much time possible with her children. She relished every second she spent with her loved ones and her closest friends. Maggie passed away having fulfilled her life's wishes of becoming the best parent she could be, and being loved & cherished by all of those who knew her. Maggie leaves behind so many friends & loved ones whom she loved, and would have went to war anytime for anyone of you. Maggie's passing is a profound loss to all of us who knew and loved her and she will be greatly missed.
Maggie was preceded in death by her grandmothers; Margaret "Ba" Horton and Judy "Granny" Davis, grandfathers; Sergeant Major United States Army Veteran, World War II Medal of Honor recipient, George Horton and Glen "PawPaw" Davis, uncles; Timmy Green, Timmy Davis, and James "Barry" Horton, aunts; Deborah Quinn and Loretta Sand, cousins; Amanda Horton and Tracy Montgomery, and her brother; Michael Davis.
Left to cherish her memory forever are her beautiful daughters; Kashlee Rain Nicole Horton and Keinzlee Arlene Marie Horton, parents; Douglas and Patricia Horton, sister; Judi "Nikki" Nicole Horton, nephews; Eric Jr, Cameron, and Cain, great uncle; Randy Davis (Sharon), aunts; Janet Salerno (Jackie) and Mary Wilson (Gary), cousin by blood, but best friend by choice; Tiffany Jeffries, and her children known affectionately as her baby girl Mattie Ann, and Baby boy Sebastian AKA "Smash Bash”.
A funeral service for Margaret "Maggie” Arlene Horton will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Legacy Funeral Center – Nunnelley Chapel, 4327 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, KY 40215. Visitation will be held from 1 PM to 6PM, prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with Maggie’s services at Legacy Funeral Center – Nunnelley Chapel.
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