The softball community is mourning the untimely death of 14-year-old Aubrey Genesis Horne, a beloved member of the Locked and Loaded travel softball team and a student at Triton High School. Aubrey’s passing on February 7, 2024, has sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community, prompting discussions about teenage mental health.
Who Was Aubrey Horne Dunn NC?
Aubrey, born on July 30, 2009, to parents David and Alicia Varon Horne, was known for her passion for life, love, and the game of softball. Her vibrant spirit left a lasting impression on those who had the privilege of knowing her. The Horne family is now grappling with the profound grief caused by Aubrey’s unexpected and tragic suicide.
The funeral service, scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m., will be held at Hodges Chapel Church, with Reverend Michael Preddy officiating. The community is invited to pay their respects and support Aubrey’s family during this challenging time. The burial will follow at Devotional Gardens in Dunn.
Aubrey Horne Obituary
Aubrey is survived by her parents, David and Alicia Varon Horne, her sisters, Alexis Horne, Jada Horne, and Harmony Horne, as well as her grandparents Claudette McLeod and Cathy Broome, and great-grandparents Carrie Horne, Sue Byrd, and Marie Moody. She also leaves behind nieces Caeliegh, Caedence, Alyssa, and aunts and uncles, Cari Dickinson, Jason, Cassie Chancy, Chris Robertson, Anthony Varon, along with many other family members and friends.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home, providing an opportunity for the community to offer condolences and support. Additional condolences can be shared at the home of Cari Dickinson during other times.
In light of Aubrey’s tragic passing, the community is urged to engage in open conversations about teenage mental health. Reports indicate that Aubrey had been grappling with mental health challenges, highlighting the importance of understanding and addressing the mental well-being of young individuals.
The family has requested privacy during this difficult time, emphasizing the need for sensitivity and respect as they navigate through the grieving process. As the community joins together to remember Aubrey Horne, the hope is that her story will inspire compassion, empathy, and a commitment to fostering mental health awareness and support among teenagers.