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Mary B. Hornbeck

Mary was born as Mary Bernadette Thomas on August 9, 1963. Her parents were
Willie Thomas and Velvet Schaffer-Thomas. Mary had several siblings as well as
three daughters and many grandchildren. It was on March 10, 2001 when she
accepted her husband Keith Hornbeck in marriage, which they enjoyed for 18 and
1/2 years before falling asleep in death on October 22, 2019.

Mary was a talented and educated woman. She completed her education and
became a surgical technologist, a career that she enjoyed. However despite her
secular education and career nothing brought her greater joy than serving her
God Jehovah. Mary symbolized her dedication to Jehovah by baptism on July 17,
1976. It was also known that she deeply loved her husband Keith more than any
other person on Earth, yet her love for her husband was always second to her
love for Jehovah God. It was this deep love for Jehovah that moved her husband
to fall in love with her and to continue to fall deeper in love with her each day
that they shared together.

To her friends and family Mary was an individual that they could count on to
prepare wonderful and enjoyable meals. Mary was a woman that always spoke
her mind and shared the thoughts of her heart. She enjoyed life, sharing many
laughs and smiles with those she loved. To her husband she was affectionately
referred to as his Queen, because as he would say aside from Jehovah God, she
ruled his heart. Mary and her husband were so close to each other their friends
considered them inseparable. It was also very common for her husband to
describe her as the capable wife mentioned in Proverbs chapter 31.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Thomas and Velvet Schaffer
Thomas; sisters, Carmaleta Thomas Brown, Sylvia Thomas, Carlene Hall and
Darlene Taylor; brothers, Willie Thomas IV, Johnie Dee Thomas, Pierre Thomas,
and Jeffery Thomas.

She is survived by her husband Keith Hornbeck; daughters, December Wilson,
Kristann Thompson, and Loreal Wynn; son-in-law Carl Wynn; sisters, Kathleen T.
Wagner, Portland Johnson, and Sunday Thomas; brothers, Mark Thomas, Dennis
Thomas, and Paul Thomas; grandchildren, Keiyaun, James, Jahkei, J’nyah, Tristian,
Abayohmi, Kaiden, Jermal, and Sekari; great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Azariyon,
Adrian, and Tristian; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.


  1. Carol Reynolds on October 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Keith, and Family
    I am not able to attend the services on Friday, May Jehovah God continue to give you and your family Peace and Strength during this time.

    Carol Reynolds – IRS Family..

  2. Boyd & Rice Family on October 28, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    May God comfort the family during this time.

  3. BettyFisher on October 30, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Kieth i wont be able to make in there for the services on Friday i was in accident and my car is messed up Stay strong and God be with you and her three daughters

  4. cassandra b on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Keith you & your family have my deepest condolences. My Jehovah continue to bring you peace and comfort during this time.

    Cassandra Bonner

  5. Kim Kelly-Davis on October 30, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rest in Heaven now our beautiful Mary B. Hornbeck. Your race is won.

  6. Tiffany Taylor on October 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    My prayers and condolences to you and the family of your beloved wife.

    IRS Family

  7. Annette and Gary Greenlee on October 30, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    My husband and I convey our deepest sympathy for your loss. We wish you peace in knowing Mary is now resting with our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Annette & Gary Greenlee

  8. Andrea Wilson, IRS Family on October 30, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Keith, my deepest condolences, prayers and sympathies are with you and your family at this time. Your wife has won her race. May Jehovah God keep her and you until you meet again. Amen.

  9. Bob Vokal on October 31, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Keith, I am so sorry for your loss, and for that of your family. Please find comfort in the prayers of many of us in your IRS family. May God be with you through this tough time, and please be assured of my prayers for you and your family.

  10. Tommie Burbridge on October 31, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Keith, I am so sorry for your loss, I know that she was not only your wife but your best friend. I so admire your love for her. You are an inspiration to me and I will be praying for you that God will grant you even more of the love and comfort you provided to Mary. He will keep your mind in perfect peace if you keep your mind stayed on him. God bless and keep you in his loving care.

    Tommie Burbridge

  11. Mia Moten on October 31, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Keith I am soo sorry for you loss. I’m praying for you and your family’s strength.

    Stay strong from your IRS family.

  12. Janet O'Donnell Wilson on November 1, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Keith, I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and I wish you peace and strength.

  13. Cassandra Mathis on November 1, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Keith, I’m sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Be blessed.

    IRS Family

  14. Renee Busby on November 1, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Keith, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your wife. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You have strong faith that will keep you going. Say strong. May peace be with you.

  15. Angela Campbell on November 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Keith, I was so sad to hear about your beautiful wife. I was so moved by your dedication and love for your Queen. Please accept my condolences. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. December Wilson on December 8, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I love and miss you Momma❤💕💓

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