Maggie Jane Hinnant Horton

Maggie Jane Hinnant Horton

Maggie Jane Hinnant Horton
November 27, 1925 – November 19, 2021

KNIGHTDALE – Maggie Jane Hinnant Horton, 95, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday night. She was born in Johnston County to the late Harry Lee & Gevie Catherine Whitley Hinnant. She attended Corinth Holder High School. In December 1942, she married the love of her life, W.G., “Red” Horton.

Over the years she was a builder’s wife, a farmer, a seamstress, a quilter, a great cook, a favorite aunt and the caretaker of Midnight. She was famous for her buttermilk biscuits, her no fail chocolate pie, and her love of Christmas and daily devotions. Her most notable titles, though, are those of prayer warrior and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, W.G “Red” Horton; by her brothers, Jesse Ray Hinnant and John Ashley Hinnant; and her sister, Virginia Hinnant Lane.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her roommate and friend, Margaret Dunston.

The family wishes to thank the staff and friends who cared for, corresponded with and visited her at the Addison of Knightdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knightdale Baptist Church where Maggie was a devoted member and Sunday School participant.

Private committal Monday, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Visitation 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. MASKS REQUIRED.


  • Terri Rogers Posted November 21, 2021 3:58 pm

    Praying for comfort for all of Maggie’s family; such a beautiful life lived in service to Christ and her family and friends. Her faith was an inspiration, her prayers a great gift. I’m so thankful to have had Maggie to care for my son when he was a baby; thankful for all of the many things she taught me about about cooking biscuits, and quilting, and serving others. I’m forever grateful for the 43 years of friendship we shared with the sweetest lady that my family affectionately called “Ma Maggie.” Her gift of friendship will always be one of our greatest blessings. Much love to her family, Terri, Gary, Miranda, Carson, Leigh Ann, Moira, Knox, and Lincoln Rogers

  • Dr. A.W. Atkinson Posted November 22, 2021 9:23 am

    One of my best friends for the past 30 plus years. We loved gardening together, and canning some of her produce especially green and yellow beans.
    She was always faithful to check the okra everyday, and rarely let one get too old. Often called on her and found her praying with her Bible in her lap.
    Have many funny stories with her and Connie. Will miss her very much, but I know she is happy to be home with Jesus. Love. Dr. A

  • Cheryl Jackson Posted November 22, 2021 4:19 pm

    My husband Tim and I loved Maggie, and we will miss her. When she still lived at home, I enjoyed stopping by to visit with her, sometimes bringing food I had cooked, and once bringing hot tea, teacups, and cookies for a tea party. I think she enjoyed that tea party! One time Maggie was kind enough to let me bring her home with me so she could teach me how to make her delicious chicken pastry, I wrote down that special recipe, and I use it often. When Maggie moved to Carillon/The Addison, her cat Midnight came to live with us, and we had the privilege of caring for Midnight until he passed earlier in 2021. She knew Midnight had a good home, and that gave her comfort. We will deeply miss Maggie. She was a lady in every respect, and she was a good woman. We are grateful to have known her and thankful for her friendship. We send our love and condolences to her family.

  • Tammy Barber Posted December 19, 2021 8:46 am

    I am just seeing this. .Mrs. Horton was one of those sweet souls you meet very rarely in this world. I will cherish the time I got to spend with her. Prayers to Connie and family.. Tammy, PT

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