AMerican Veteran 11

Eric Raphael Horne

June 4, 1961 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old


Eric Raphael Horne was born June 4th, 1961 at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Va.

He went to join the Heavenly Choir on August 5th, 2023.

Eric was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church, Hampton where he began his relationship with God at an early age. This relationship led him to lend his voice and musical talents to the church.

He graduated from Phoebus High School in 1979 where he was a valued member of the track and field and football teams. He attended Norfolk State University where he was encouraged to pursue writing. Later, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Medical Service Specialist. 

Eric was immensely creative and an immaculate speaker. His talents were displayed through his songwriting, singing, poetry, essays, storytelling and cooking.  His compassion in conjunction with his military training made him an excellent caretaker for his mother and neighbors.

He is preceded by his father, Alburtos Horne Sr., mother, Ethel Clarke Horne, and brothers: Darryl Horne (Charlene), Albert Horne, and Alburtos Horne Jr. (Daphany)

 He is survived by the love of his life, Andrea Horne, his children: Tiara (Demetrius) Hawthorne, Chandra (Joseph) Platt, Brandon (Whitney) Thompson, Erica (Abdel) Keita, Matthew Horne, and Isaac Horne, siblings: James (Carrie) Flagg, Rhonda (Frank) Reeves, Florence Gary, Michael (Olivia) Horne, Alicia Horne and a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

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August 12, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Redeemed Church
32 Tide Mill Ln
Hampton, VA 23666

Funeral Service
August 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Redeemed Church
32 Tide Mill Ln
Hampton, VA 23666


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