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Cindy Diane Burkhalter Horton passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Fort Worth at the age of 54, surrounded by her loving family.
Service: A Celebration of Life Service for Cindy will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3 p.m. at North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St., Weatherford.
Immediately following the service a reception will be held at Willow Lake Gardens, 3220 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford. All are invited to share in this celebration of Cindy's life.
Memorials: The family suggests memorials may be made to Cook Children's Health Foundation, 801 7th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104, in Cindy's name. Information concerning organ donations may be obtained at lifegift.org.
Cindy was born on June 10, 1962, in Weatherford to parents, Waymon Burkhalter and Sherri Burkhalter Gray. Cindy, a lifelong Texan, graduated from Weatherford High School in 1980. After graduation, she attended Weatherford College, pursuing her degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked over the next 20 years as a Certified Respiratory Therapist at Campbell Memorial Hospital in Weatherford. Cindy continued her career in 2003 at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, where she daily demonstrated her love of children. If help was needed, Cindy was there to care for anyone who needed her assistance. As further proof of her loving and caring nature, Cindy was an organ donor. Through her untimely passing, others have received the gift of life from her selfless act of donation.
Cindy was a devoted mother and grandmother, caring for her children and grandchildren without regard to her own busy schedule. She never missed her daughters' softball games or stopped cheering on her son's hunting and fishing expeditions. But, perhaps her greatest joy was caring for her twin grandchildren, Paige and Gage. She was the best CiCi they could ask for and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Cindy was preceded in death by her grandfather, Alfred Elders; and grandmother, Frances Elders.
Survivors: She is survived by husband, Kelley Horton; son, JohnThomas (JT) Larkin and wife, Emily Brown Larkin; grandchildren, Gage and Paige Larkin; daughters, Karley and Kelsey Horton; parents, Waymon Burkhalter and wife, Janelle, and Sherri Gray (Darrell Johnson); and uncle, Gary Elders. She is also survived by her sisters, Jodi Bensmiller and husband, Clay Bensmiller, and Rene Smith; niece and nephew, Taylor and Caleb Smith, and nephew, Quinton Gillum. In addition, she is survived by father-in-law, Wayne Horton and wife, Carolyn; sister-in-law, Marci Davis and husband, David; and nieces, Maci and Maddie Samuelson; step-brothers, Mike Patterson and wife, Shelley, and Shawn Patterson; niece, Bailey Patterson; nephew, Cole Patterson; and many other loving family members and dear friends.
Service is in care of White's Funeral Home, Weatherford.
Published on May 23, 2017
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