Georgia Sue Horton, 77, of Marshall, AR went to be with Jesus on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in North Little Rock. She was born in the Canaan Community on June 8, 1941 to Wilburn H.G. Russell and Polly Ann Laffoon (Watts)(Russell). She was also blessed with an additional father later in life, Herman Dale Laffoon.
Georgia Sue was most known throughout her life for her smile and love for the Lord. She loved her family and especially loved being “Moppy” to her grandchildren. Everyone would know this because she was constantly sharing stories about them. She was a mother to many as you could often hear her introduce someone as “this is another one of my kids” as she adopted many people as her children in heart. Before her health would not allow her, she attended the Marshall Assembly of God Church. Her pastor and church family were precious to her. She made many friends through her career of more than 40 years as a hairdresser. Beginning her career in Memphis, Tennessee and finishing her career in her hometown of Marshall, Arkansas. During her retirement years, she had so much fun being a charter member of the Red Hot Divas (Red Hat Society) – Marshall, Arkansas. She would smile when she would share “my Red Hat name is Madam Jitter Sue”. Georgia Sue also served on the board of the Warm Water Therapy Association and spent many hours working in the WATA thrift store. She has provided so many treasured memories to all who were blessed to know her. She will be remembered and dearly missed by all.
Survivors include her husband of over 30 years, Willie E. (Jitter) Horton of the home. A priceless mother/daughter bond was held between Georgia Sue and her birth daughter, Taya Flippo (Keith), of Green Forest, AR. When she married Jitter, love blended a family, gaining a son, Kelly Horton (Patty) of Greenbrier, AR, and a daughter, Shelley Waddell of Russellville, AR.; twelve grandchildren: Lakyn York (Nick), Tory James, Dalton Flippo, Zach Horton, Patrick Horton, Angie Adgeppa (Robert), Kyndale Yancey, Taylor Waddell, and Tyler Waddell (Ashley); seven great-grandchildren: Boaz, Scarlett, Brooklyn, Wallis, Addisyn, Kynadee, and Kambry; her sister, Nancy Docekal, of Witts Springs and her brother, Aubrey Laffoon (Teresa) of Rock Creek; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Georgia Sue is preceded in death by her birth father, Wilburn H. G. Russell; her mother, Polly Ann Laffoon; her gained father, Herman Dale Laffoon; her brother, Edmund Laffoon; and her brother-in-law, Gary Docekal.
Funeral services for Georgia Sue will be 2:00 PM Monday, March 18th, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Phillip Clark and Bro. John Myatt officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 till 7:00 PM Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery near Marshall. Pallbearers will be Zach Horton, Patrick Horton, Taylor Waddell, Tyler Waddell, Nick York and Robert Agdeppa. Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Reynolds.