The Glamorous Life Of
Tracy “Chick” Horton
A beautiful baby girl named Tracy Lynette Horton was born October 6, 1962 in Flint, Michigan to Roger and Della Horton. She was the 8th child out of 10 children and was the baby girl of the family. When she was born, she was so tiny that her dad Roger started calling her “ladybird”. As time went on, he also started to call her “Chick” and that stuck with her throughout her life which helped develop the infectious personality that captured the lives of so many.
Tracy attended high school in Flint, Michigan and was a proud graduate of Northwestern High School class of 1981. She also joined the church at a young age with Christ Fellowship and then later became a member of Okolona 1st Baptist Church. She grew up on Carpenter Road where she had so many childhood memories with family and friends. She also spent many summers taking road trips to Okolona and spending it at her grandparents’ house with all of her family.
Tracy developed a love for music at a young age and became one of Prince’s biggest fans. As a devoted and dedicated fan she even went to his concert with a broken leg. Because of her love for music she loved to dance and have a great time. You never saw her upset because she was always happy and upbeat. Tracy was so full of life and she lived life to the fullest. She was the most fun to be around because she would always have you laughing in her presence. There was never a dull moment when being with “Chick”. She was full of love and laughter. In her spare
time she enjoyed spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling. She had a smile that could light up a room. Wherever she went her energy could be felt. She was very nurturing and would give you the shirt off her back. Tracy may have been small but she had a big heart.
Her strong love for others was reciprocal and indestructible. Therefore, to know her was to love her and even though she is gone she will forever be with us because of all the memories that we will carry. Her passing leaves wonderful memories and a great amount of love of those who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her father Roger Horton, brother Lindsey Horton and grandparents, Cleveland and Nancy Payne and Albert Berry Horton and Uella Pettus-Horton.
She leaves a legacy of love, memories, laughter and the love of prince music to her daughters, April Horton (Deunte) of Arkadelphia, AR, Regina Horton (Joshua) of Alhambra, CA; grandsons, O’Bryant Roberts, Orion Roberts, Dierre Gentry and Gabriel Gilbert; her mother, Della Horton of Okolona, AR; Siblings, Michael Horton of Okolona, AR, Ella (Charley) McClendon of Flint, MI, Vickey Green of Flint, MI, Rhonda Collins of Okolona, AR, Myra Horton of Okolona, AR, Eric Horton of Flint, MI, Guy Horton of Okolona, AR and Corey (Kimberly) Horton of Glendale, AZ as well as her God sister Tammy (Melvin) Smith of Grand Blanc, MI. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews who she cherished as her own. Amina Lee of Waxhaw, NC, Channelle Thomas of Grand Blanc, MI, Khali McClendon of Flint MI, Michael Lynn (Mary) of Grand Rapids, MI, Myron (Courtney) Horton of Arkadelphia, AR, Ahmad (Denise) McClendon of Flint MI, Jamar Horton of North Little Rock, AR, Marcus Horton of Arkadelphia, AR, Daquan McClendon of Dallas, TX, De'Marco Britton of Russellville, AR, Ca’Ron Horton of Arkadelphia, AR, Ariel McClendon of Flint, MI, Erica Horton of Flint, MI, Eric Horton of Atlanta, GA, Mykhael Horton of Glendale, AZ, Kelsey Horton of Glendale, AZ, Nyles Horton of Glendale, AZ. She also leaves one uncle, Johnny Payne of San Diego, CA; two aunts, Dorothy (Jay) Blake of El Cajon, CA, Shirley (Dave) Davis of Lorton, VA, as well as great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and her nursery babies.
A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday, March 5, 20201 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. We ask that you do not linger; please pay your respects and leave so others may have the chance to enter the funeral home. A celebration of her life will be shared on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church Okolona with Rev. Edward Harrington, eulogist. Due to COVID-19, all guests will be required to provide their temperatures, and wear a mask upon entry. Interment will be at First Baptist Church Okolona.
Active pallbearers will be Myron Horton, Jamar Horton, Marcus Horton, Corey Horton, Guy Horton and Emeal Hogg. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Horton, Eric Horton, De’Marco Britton, Daquan McClendon, Michael Lynn Horton, Ahmad McClendon and Khali McClendon.