Patience Horton, 3, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, along with her mother, Radiance, and siblings, Rondrea, Byra and Arleone, because of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Patience was born Feb. 3, 2016, to Leonard Horton and Radiance Wright in Columbia.

If you heard the click-clack of high heels and the swish of a dress, you knew Patience was coming! Little Miss Fancy loved pretty hairdos and dressing up. Her fancy, vibrant spirit was visible in every inch of her beautiful smile that would melt your heart! She loved puppies and cuddling with her favorite blankets, and she gave the warmest hugs. She loved watching her favorite princesses, Elsa and Anna, in “Frozen” and, thinking of her twinkly eyes and radiant smile, let us know we had our very own princess in Patience Horton.

She is survived by her father, Leonard Horton of Stockbridge, Georgia; grandparents, Lisa Ferrell of Stockbridge, Georgia, Kenneth Horton of Columbia, South Carolina, Diana Merriweather of Nixa, Missouri, and Maurice Wright of Columbia; great-grandmother Betty Walker of Dallas, Texas; aunts and uncles, Kenneth Horton Jr. and Malik Horton, both of Georgia, Shaundale Coleman of Columbia, Sylvester (Adriane) Davis of Nixa, Missouri, Maurice Wright III of Springfield, DaQuail (Tomeka) Patton of Columbia, Trinity (Cory Tindle) Wright of Springfield and Kiara Seats of Springfield; great-aunts and -uncles, Deborah (Lamar) Jamerson, Sherran Riley, Lynette (Garland) Adams, Leonard Gardner Jr., Leonardo Gardner, Della Gardner, Everett Gardner, LaRonda (Will) Harris, Gine Price, Shedrick Horton, Terri Horton, Lisa (Michael) Bonner and Eric Lilly; cousins, Donovon Parker, Sylijah Davis, Sylayah Davis, Allyana Davis, Emmilyn Davis, Ashylus Davis, Atticus Davis, Cory Tindle Jr., Cruze Tindle, Samiyon Meyers, Samijah Meyers, Daleshaun Coleman, Dajanae Coleman and Dariana Coleman; and a host of other cousins and family members.

She was preceded in death by Stephen Gardner, Renee Harris, Alexis Gardner and Darrel Horton.

Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri. An additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon May 24, 2019, with a homegoing service at noon at James River Church West Campus located at 3953 W. Farm Road 168, Springfield, Missouri. Interment will follow at Eastlawn Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at or in c/o Parker-Millard Funeral Services, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri 65203.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, Missouri; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at

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