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Celebrating the life of.... Phyllis Worthy Horne



Family Gathering: 204 Barrington Street, Thomasville


Family Visitation: Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:30 - 1:00 PM


Funeral Service: Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:00 pm

St. John AME Zion Church

307 Church Street

Thomasville, NC 27360

The Obituary


Our beloved mother, Phyllis Worthy Horne, transitioned to her eternal home peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born on August 3, 1952, in Thomasville, North Carolina to the late James "Teddy Bear" Worthy and Donzelle Dawkins Worthy.


Phyllis attended Thomasville Senior High School. She graduated in the class of 1970. She attended Ashmore Business College.


Phyllis was a faithful member of St. John AME Zion where she sang on the choir and served as a member of the Missionary Department and the Lay Member Council. She was always excited to cook potato salad for the church dinner and participated on the Women's Day program. She was employed with Carolina Underwear, Kmart, Kay Jewelry, J C Penny and Target where she made many friends.


She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, cooking and shopping. She did not mind speaking her mind. She enjoyed playing card games. Phyllis started an "Angel Group" which consisted of Patty Means, Debbie Skeen, Elaine Skeen, Ruthenia Marley, First Lady Hart, Dorothy Burton, Wincey Mathis and Mary Coleman which was very dear to her.


She leaves a legacy of love to her children: Regina Worthy Gillespie (Harry) of Kernersville, NC, Shawn R. Worthy and Maigan M. Horne both of Thomasville, NC; grandchildren: Bryant Worthy (Sonia), Tyrez Gordon, Nautica Caple, DL Spann, Jadlyn Timberlacke, Jordyn Horne and Jeslny Horne; great grandchild: Desmond Worthy and Seanna Worthy; sisters: Terry Worthy of Inglewood , CA, Nedra "Dianne" Worthy of Ayden, NC, Debra Montise Worthy of Charlotte, NC; brothers: Larry Worthy of Clarksville, TN and Kevin Worthy (Lora) of Troutman, NC; aunts, Geraldine Worthy Dunlap (John), Kathleen Worthy, Helen Gaither (Otis) and Juanita Easter; godchildren, Nick Means, Kristy Means and Ollie Green Williams; godmother, Ruthenia Marley; special cousin Boogershoe and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.