Donna Gail Reece Horner, 68 of Surf City, NC went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday October 26, 2022. Donna passed away at home in Surf City. She was born October 19, 1954 in Alamance County, NC. Donna is the daughter of Sample Lee Reece, known around Surf City as Mr. Lee, and Bernice Sharpe Reece who predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Robert Horner, Jr and her father-in-law, John Horner Sr. of the home; daughter Emiley Collins; son Scott Horner; sister Evie Lawrence; brother Ronnie Reece; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Donna was store manager at IGA in Surf City for about 10 years where she was known and loved by many locals. She loved to walk on the beach, collecting sea glass, shark’s teeth and seashells. Donna loved fishing in the surf, or on her favorite Surf City Ocean Fishing Pier where she and John held season passes for many years. Her love of fishing became obvious in her work with the Facebook group Fishin’ Topsail where she was an administrator.
She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
No services are planned at this time
Coastal Cremations 6 Jacksonville St., Wilmington NC 28403