Susan Burnett Horton, born Feb. 9, 1928, in Bluefield, West Virginia, passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2019. She was a musician and educator, touching the lives and molding the careers of countless people along the way. Susie, as she was known to all, attended the Westminster Choir College as an organ major, and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Her teaching tenure at Campbell University spanned over 50 years. There she taught organ, piano, voice and theory. The music of “The Lost Colony” was brought to life every performance for more than 20 years with her talent as its organist. As an organist she held many posts at churches in her life. The last one was at Divine Street United Methodist Church in Dunn, where she played for over 10 years. She played organ into her late 80s and enjoyed every minute. She is missed by all of us.
Her extended family includes: children, Allison E. Horton (Karen) and Marian H. Dickenson (William); grandchildren, Christopher, Felicia Lynn, Heather (Lacho), Tammy, Michael, Samantha, Matthew (Shannon) and Kalea (Cody); great-grandchildren, Felicia, Breanna, Megan(Leon), Mackenna, Breslin, Grace, Madison, Gabriel, Graham, Will, Alex and Celina; and great-great grandchildren, Kendall and Brandon.
A memorial celebration of her life and music will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in Butler Chapel on the campus of Campbell University, Buies Creek.