Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Eddie Lee Horton Jr.

October 4, 1980July 20, 2020

Eddie Lee Horton, Jr. 39 of Atlanta, GA; passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020. Private services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Gospel Mission Temple. A public visitation will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 4 – 6 pm at Pentecostal Church Of God, tentatively. Burial will be at Oakdale Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport, IA.

Eddie was born on October 4, 1980 in Davenport, Iowa to Elder Eddie and Kathy Horton. He graduated from North High School in 1999. Following his family legacy in teaching, Eddie flourished as a student teacher in the Davenport Community School district. He proudly graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelors Degree in Education and minor in History. Shortly after he moved to Atlanta, GA to establish his teaching and music career.

Eddie was an extraordinary teacher, overprotective brother, generous friend, and benevolent person. A true servant leader with a golden heart, humble soul, and egalitarian spirit. He was an overwhelmingly compassionate man that always focused on the needs and well-being of others, especially his students. He was known to empower and uplift with a dynamic smile and captivating charisma, bringing laughter and joy to every person he met. He was a highly skillful drummer with a deep appreciation for musicianship. Most importantly, Eddie was a brilliant biblical scholar that adored and praised his Parents for his strong religious upbringing. He will always be a child of God with the power to be Bold and Courageous. With blessed assurance, we are confident that Eddie is the new lead percussionist in the glorious heavenly Drumline.

Those left to honor Eddie’s memory are his parents: Elder Eddie Lee Sr. and Mother Kathy Rose (Williams) Horton; siblings: Monique (Manuel) Ayala; nephew Manuel Eduardo Ayala; Gerald (Myanna) Anderson, his god parents Pastor Donell and Mother Bernice Owens; Partner: Ronneika Anderson, and a host of Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and God Brothers & Sisters. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Adolph and Ann Williams, Reverend Joshua Mattie Horton, and great-grandmother Rachel Thomas.


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Mary Wilson

August 3, 2020

Elder Eddie & Sister Kathy - We were very saddened to hear about the sudden loss of Eddie Jr. We wish you and your family solace and peace as you go through this difficult time.
Much Love,
Mary Catherine & Carmen (Maryland)

Jacqueline Weaver

August 1, 2020

Eddie a man of great character and loving spirit. My coworker, friend Storyland Childcare won’t be the same without you💕💕 One thing I admired most about Eddie was the love and respect he had for his family, he would tell me stories about his childhood and the upbringing and structure he received from his parents. The one that stood out the most was his love for God and the admiration he had for his dad. Truly will be miss!! Always in my heart💕💕RIH my friend

Kimberly Porter

August 1, 2020

To The Horton Family ,
May God encourage your heart to rise and to hold on knowing that God promises to be your refuge, your safe place, your protector, and your shelter . I have several photos of Eddie and love his smile,smiles of self reassurance and confidence .
I pray that God's strength and for you to take one day at a time as you give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about YOU.

Love You Much,
Kimberly V. Porter, Minneapolis MN
Deacon Alonza D. Thomas and Mother Sally M. Thomas

Brenda Howell

August 1, 2020

Me: Eddie short
Eddie: From Davenport

I had the honor or working with Eddie at Storyland Child Care. He was one of the most loving, caring, funniest, down to earth people I knew. I admired the way he was with the children and always had some knowledge or motivational chant to bestow upon them. He was my brother, he was my friend and he will be deeply missed. Fly high Eddie I know you’re up there playing the heck out of those drums putting on a performance with Pac. It was a honor my friend watch over us FOREVER LOVE!!!

Jason Paredes

July 31, 2020

Eddie my brother I love you so much we met in 2008 he was The Godfather to my daughter Nyomi who passed away. We will forever be connected and the love and friendship you showed me during those times Words couldn’t explain. I appreciate you in our lives. Till we meet again my G.

Fana Martinez

July 31, 2020

Sending love prayers and hugs to the entire Horton family. There are so many memories i have from Christmas plays to choir rehearsal... Gospel mission temple was our 2nd home.. We grew together laughed together cried together but most of all we praised and worshipped together! I have no doubt that Eddie is in heaven beating the drums bc we are "kings kids!"
Love beyond words Fana and family💞

Kamilah Williams

July 30, 2020

You truly were a beautiful soul inside and out. From high school to college, I will always remember your humility, laughter, intellect and smile during history classes at St.Ambrose. To your beautiful sister Monique, and your entire family you have my deepest condolences, and prayers. Rest in heaven Eddie ♥️♥️.
Kamilah Williams

Afreya King

July 30, 2020


I will forever remember your joyous smile and hearty laughter in the halls of North HighSchool and again at St. Ambrose University. You expressed & showed the Fruits of the Spirit earnestly. May you rest in righteous peace my friend. Our deepest condolences to the Horton Family and your loved ones.

With love,

Afreya King

Afreya King

July 30, 2020


I will forever remember your joyous smile & laughter, in the halls of North HighSchool and again on the Campus of St. Ambrose. You showed & expressed the Fruits of the Spirit earnestly. May you Rest In Righteous Peace!🙏🏾❤

Jabari Woods

July 30, 2020

Horton family, I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you and all of your loved ones at the passing of Eddie Horton Jr. I considered Eddie a true friend, and truly enjoyed our conversations over the course of many years. Eddie had a tremendous personality, heart, and gentle approach to everyone he came into contact with. He will truly be missed. With my deepest sympathies, Jabari Woods


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