Missionary Shurlie Horn (Miles) was born to the late Otis Miles and Beatrice Turner on August 18, 1947, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. She attended the Lubbock and Amarillo educational schools. Later in life, at the age of 54, she went to obtain two college degrees, first from Amarillo College with an Associate degree in Child Development Early Childhood (2002) and, at age 62, a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She finished her race on February 9, 2022, in this life to begin her new home over in Glory.
Her employment begun with Myers Drumstick. She spent her young adult years at Levi’s, and later retired from North Heights Alternative School after 19 years. She then worked part time at Wal-Mart on Grand Street for 4 years until her health begin to waiver. Raised in a Christian setting, she accepted Christ as her personal savior under the Reverend Bishop Blake at Faith Tabernacle, where she served for many years and obtained her Missionary license.
In 1993, she united with Bishop James Mims and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church. She stayed working for the Lord: Sunday School teaching, helping with Children's church, assisting in the church culinary, being a Usher (a doorkeeper of God’s House), continuing her Missionary work, and preaching/sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She married the love of her life, Elbert Horn, in 1982, who preceded her in this departure along with her parents, son, Antonio Barnes, brother, JL Sinches, grandson, Michael Barnes, granddaughters, Savannah and Crissy Barnes, and a host of other family members. She leaves to cherish: her children, Andrew Miles, Doris Tinega (Fredrick), Rhoda Barnes, Charlotte Barnes, Vincent (Patricia) Barnes, Hosea Barnes, and Henry Campbell; those she raised as her own, Ebony Barnes, Brianna Barnes, and Jamie Miles; goddaughter, Charles Etta Harris (Debbie); her siblings, sisters, Adella Sinches and Lola Price, and brothers, Stanley and Leedrew Bolton; sister-in-love, Doddie; thirty-six grandchildren; fifty-nine greatgrandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and so many others in the community that the number could not be added.
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