Horne, Gwendolyn E, 73, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2020 at her home in Tampa, Florida. Predeceased by her father Arthur and mother Miriam, her sister Jinx, her husband of 50 years, Wayne, and son Brian, she is survived by her brother Joe (wife Pat), daughter Lori (husband Mark) and son Darrin (wife Leslie). In addition to her love for Jesus and her husband and children, she so deeply loved her nine darling Grandchildren who were the light of her life.
While Gwen was formerly a florist, and then started and ran a successful residential and model home interior design firm called Excels, her life was always about her family. She was keenly focused on being the best wife, mother, Mimi, and aunt she could be. She made many close friends over the years as she and husband Wayne nurtured and raised their family in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. She mastered the art of throwing spectacular birthday parties for folks of all ages, and really loved to cook. She loved to feed everyone. Gwen volunteered with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and was an integral part of a Diabetes research project. Anyone that met Gwen knew she was the most kind and giving person.
PLEASE NOTE: Friends and loved ones will be invited to gather for a memorial service at a later date. As per precautionary measures, the memorial service is not scheduled as of yet and will be announced when available.