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Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Alton Hornsby, Jr., of Atlanta, GA.; Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00am at Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, 830 Westview Dr. SW., Atlanta, GA.; Instate 9:00am; Dean Lawrence E. Carter, Officiating; Interment Lincoln Cemetery.

Cortege will assemble at the residence at 10:00am; Willie A. Watkins Historic West End Chapel, 404-758-1731.

Mr. Alton Hornsby, Jr.
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  • Monday, September 04, 2017
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    To The Hornsby Family, God never intended for man to suffer the pain of death. 1 Corinthians 15:26 says, "And the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing." Almighty God is going to remove death forever. What a wonderful future hope. Take comfort in knowing this. Please look forward to the fulfillment of Revelation 21:3,4. Please be assured Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) will comfort you during this most difficult time.
    ~ Ramona Barney-Ellison   Atlanta
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in God's Word of promise, the bible, as God promises to restore life to those lost in death. He did not purpose man to die but rather to live forever. Please be assured that God, who cannot lie, will fulfill his promises. You can see your loved one again where he will have the prospect of living forever in perfect health. (Acts 24:15) To learn more visit
    ~ D Blatch   GA
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Hornsby and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)
    ~ P. Watts   Carrollton, GA
  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
    Fare Thee Well, My Brother , Teachers and Friend.
    ~ Bobby L. Fuse, Jr. '74   Americus, GA
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    My sympathy to family for your loss . The Bible speaks of death as an enemy.1Corinthians 15:26 refer to death as the "last enemy". Almighty God is going to eliminate this enemy in the future that same scripture says "it is to be going to be destroyed forever. What a wonderful future blessing when death is gone forever. May you have peace and comfort during this most difficult times.
    ~ bj   GA
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    To the Hornsby family: I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and strength in the loving and kind words of Jehovah found at 1 Corinthians 15:26. You all have my deepest and sincere sympathy.
    ~ A.Johnson   Atlanta, GA
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern, NC
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Please I hope you find comfort in the words found at Isaiah 25:8 - He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." May this video of the hope of the resurrection, seeing your loved one right here on earth again, bring you some comfort:
    ~ Shelly
  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    I want to send my love and sympathies to the Hornsby family. I'm very sorry for your loss. It's no way to really describe the pain one feels when the enemy death claims the life of a dear loved one. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Feelings of sadness and grief can be overwhelming during this time of mourning. However, comfort from the scriptures can give you hope. John 5:28,29 speaks of the promise of the resurrection. That scripture says, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." What this can mean for your family is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones.
    ~ Brittany   IL
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
    ~ Mrs. Jordan
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    ~ Deloros Pazdera   Universal, TX
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    ~ Veronica   San Antonio, TX
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    To the family of Mr. Hornsby, Jr. please except my condolences for your loss. Please read your Bible daily and go to the web site for more Bible truth. The video on when you lose someone you love dies will help you cope with your loss .
    ~ JI   TX
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Please highlight the entire link.
    ~ Lanette   SAN Antonio, TX
  • Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    Please except my condolence to the family. Please read link.
    ~ F. Sledge   San Antonio, TX
  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
    It is with great sadness that the Association for the Study of African American Life & History acknowledges the passing of the former editor of the Journal of Negro History, Dr. Alton Hornsby. On behalf of ASALH I extend sincere sympathies to the Hornsby family. Yours in Christ.
    ~ Sylvia Cyrus, ASALH   Washington, DC
  • Friday, September 08, 2017
    Dear family, may you find comfort in the promise given by Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18), to ressurect loved ones back to life on a beautiful and peaceful Earth (Psalms 37:11,29). For further encouragement, please visit
    ~ Amy Edwards   Franklin, LA
  • Monday, September 11, 2017
    My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org that offers hope and comfort for the near future.
    ~ Niecy Savannah GA
  • Friday, September 15, 2017
    I want to send my condolences to the family and friends of Alton. Death is God's enemy because his purpose for us is to live forever in perfect health in Paradise!! Jehovah wants us to live in peaceful world where death will never be. There are many promises that Jehovah has in store for us that he will soon fulfill. One promise that we can have full faith that Jehovah will make come true is the resurrection of our dear loved ones. Right now Alton is in Jehovah's memory. In the near future Jehovah God will bring Alton back to life and his family and friends will be with him again!! This promise is found at John 5:28,29. Again, I'm sorry for your lost. Comfort can be found by the "God of comfort," which is Jehovah. I invite you to visit our website at
    ~ tsw
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    ~ Donella hoggs   San antonio, TX
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    To the Hornsby father, please accept my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one, Death is our worst enemy, which causes us much pain. Our God Jehovah tells us at Isa 25:8 that "he will swallow up death forever". May you find comfort in these few words.
    ~ JB   Atlanta, GA
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Please highlight the entire link, may jehovah bring you peace and comfort
    ~ Donella Hoggs   San Antonio, TX
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Please highlight the entire link, may jehovah give you peace and comfort
    ~ Donellla hoggs   San Antonio, TX
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Please highlight the entire link and may Jehovah give you comfort and peace
    ~ Donellahoggs hoggs   San Antonio, TX
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    ~ Lanette   San Antonio, TX
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    To The Hornsby Family "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.
    ~ C Prince   San Antonio, TX
  • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    My condolences to the family
    ~ DPaz   TX
  • Friday, October 06, 2017
    I am very sorry for your loss. “May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:7) May the hope of a resurrection right here on a restored earth bring you comfort. (John 5:25; Psalm 37:11, 29)
    ~ P. Henderson   Cov., GA
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
    ~ donella hoggs   san antonio, TX
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Sorry for your loss. God will provide the comfort and strength that you need to endure. Isaiah 12:2.
    ~ BR   C, GA
  • Monday, October 16, 2017
    To the Hornsby family please accept my condolences loss of a loved one is tragic!!! I hope you find comfort from this scripture Acts 24:15 there is going to be an resurrection
    ~ LD   Monroe, LA
  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    My deepest sympathy to the Hornsby family. God will give you His tender mercies to strength and comfort you at this time. 2Corinthians 1:3,4.
    ~ BJL   M, GA