Michael Allen Horton, Sr.

 

Michael Allen Horton Sr., 65, born on May 10, 1957 in Camden, NJ, transitioned to his eternal rest on Friday, June 24, 2022 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center after a brief bout of illness.

Michael resided in Edenton, NC, Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Ocean City, and Mays Landing, NJ throughout his lifetime. He graduated from Atlantic City Highschool and went on to pursue higher education at Atlantic Cape Community College. His working career began at the Flanders, including time at the Taj Mahal and he ultimately found his calling as a massage therapist; using the gift of his healing hands for over 20 years at the Borgata.  Michael’s employment truly began as a young man at a health food store.  This was the beginning of his journey as a self-proclaimed “curandero”, which is Spanish for a healer who uses folk remedies.  Michael was revered by many for his assistance in research and suggestions for herbal remedies for whatever ailed them.  He supported ailing friends and family with natural healthcare as well as scriptures; always happy to share his love and joy of Christ and his Christian faith.   

Michael is survived by the love of his life of 34 years Roberta Horton (nee Rowell); his children Kenya Monique Chambers, Michael Horton II, Gabrielle Horton and Natasha Daniels; siblings, Anthony Horton and Patricia Ashe of Edenton, NC; 11 loving grandchildren, including his best bud Zay; as well as a host of family and friends that held a special place in his heart.

Michael was proceeded in death by his parents; his father Rev. Elijah W. Horton and his mother Emma Jane Horton as well as his sister Mary Eva “Kim” Horton.

Michael’s celebration of life will occur at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, in Ocean City, NJ on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 AM.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM.  This church has special meaning to the family as it is the church where Michael and Roberta were wed on Valentine’s Day in 1988. 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute.  https://www.atlanticare.org/ways-to-give/atlanticare-foundation/make-a-gift

The family would like to remind everyone that when you think of Michael, remember his smile and the ability he had to make everyone feel special.  His signature thumbs up reminds us all that no matter what it looks like, God is always in control.

To honor the family's wishes masks are preferred during the viewing and service.