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Jesse Horsey

Jesse Leon Horsey Sr.

Sunday, October 10th, 1937 - Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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Jesse Leon Horsey, Sr., born in Westover, Maryland on October 10, 1937 to the late Leon and Emma Cannon Horsey, transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

Graduating from Somerset High School in June of 1955, Jesse moved to Wilmington, Delaware and worked in construction until October 1956. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany for three years, where he was honorably discharged in November 1959.

Jesse returned to his hometown and worked several jobs until finding his niche in 1965, where he acquired a first-class mechanic’s position with Schmidt’s Baking Company, retiring in January of 2000. Realizing he still had much more to offer, he secured a position as a bus driver with Shore Transit in 2001. In 2005, he drove for Shore Transit’s One Stop Job Market, where he often said he became computer literate, “enough to get me in trouble.” He retired from this position in 2010.

On September 21, 1996, Jesse was united in holy matrimony to Cleo Savannah Waters, whom he called “the love of my life.” Together they built a home that was filled with love, happiness, respect, and a whole lot of laughter.
Jesse was a member of the VFW Post 9505, the American Legion Post 0132, and a past member of the Eastgate Lodge 65. His hobbies included tinkering on vehicles, fishing, boating, and gardening. He was a humble man of great faith, quiet strength, patience, kindness, and always had a word of encouragement to offer, his favorite was” keep your chin in the wind.”

Reaffirming his faith, Jesse joined Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and worshiped there until his health began to fail. He served on several ministries: President of the United Methodist Men, President of the Praise Choir, United Methodist Men Choir, Usher Board, and a member of the Finance Committee.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Henry, George, David, Andrew, and Emma Lee Collins; his son, Jesse, Jr.; and stepson, Vernon Hayman.

Jesse will be greatly missed. He leaves to cherish warm and precious memories, his beloved wife, Cleo aka “Hey Honey”; children, Anita (Kevin) Wallace, Cherie Waters, Leona Cropper, Welton Waters, and Pete Lankford; eleven grandchildren, including Jordan Waters , who was especially dear to his heart and whom he helped raise; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Borden of NC; a dear friend and co-worker, Henry Brittingham; devoted companion and sidekick, Max the Chihuahua; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Private Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 11:00am
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Jamar Jackson


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Leland Eugene Mason

Posted at 04:43pm
I first learned of Mr. Horsey through a work associate and good friend, his wife Mrs. Cleo Horsey. During our acquaintances over the years, I soon realized what a great person Mr. Horsey would be and what a great husband to be for Mrs. Cleo. I am so happy they were able to spend the time they had together. Now, memories will be with them forever.
So sorry Cleo for your presious lost.
Your friend, Gene.

The Reed Family

Posted at 05:59am
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Posted at 05:52am
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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Lloyd Ward

Posted at 12:59pm
Lloyd Ward
Sending my deepest sympathy during this difficult period. Cherish the many precious memories.
Blessings and Prayers to the family.

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Posted at 12:26pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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