Mary Sue Whanger Horrocks


Mary Sue Whanger Horrocks, 75, of Fayetteville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 15, 2019.
Born on July 24, 1943 at Clintonville, WV, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Jacob and Viva Madge Coffman Whanger.
Mary Sue was a longtime faithful member of Fayetteville Baptist Church and was a prayer warrior in the Pray for America Program. She was an avid owl collector and enjoyed gardening.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers: Oscar and Jonathan Whanger; and sister-in-law: Ruby Whanger.
Left to cherish many wonderful memories are her beloved and dedicated husband of 55 years, Jackie Lee Horrocks; daughter: Shelia (Ben) Maynus; sons: Michael Horrocks and Brian (Debbie) Horrocks; grandsons: Gary Tiller, David Tiller, Jack Horrocks, Joe Horrocks, and Joshua Horrocks; great-grandson Edwin Tiller; brother: Phillip (Lois) Whanger; brother-in-law: Ray (Sue) Horrocks, numerous nieces and nephews, and her FBC family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Fayetteville Baptist Church, with Pastor Ron George Jr officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.
The family will receive friends from 12 pm to 2 pm at the church on Saturday.
Donations in her memory may be made to Fayetteville Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 104 Ankrom Street, Fayetteville, WV 25840.
For those wishing to express condolences to the Horrocks family, you may do so by visiting our website at
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.
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Published on July 16, 2019
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Audrey Gill
Aug 09, 2019
Mr. Horrocks, I am so sorry to hear about your wife, you and your family are in my prayers. Sincerely one of your former students from Beckwith Elementary.
Stephen Blake
Jul 21, 2019
I went to Mountain State Christian High School with Mary Sue. She was a sweet person. Sorry for your loss.
Jul 21, 2019
Jack, I was so sorry to hear about Mary Sue passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in this time of loss.
Elizabeth Rhodes
Jul 18, 2019
My deepest condolences to Jack and family. Mary Sue was a dear friend, and a faithful prayer warrior. We will miss you, Mary Sue. We won’t say goodbye, but until we meet again.
Marilyn Chichester Harmon
Jul 17, 2019
Sending condolences to this family. I went to high school with Mary at Mountain State Baptist High School in Alderson, WV in the 1960’s and she was one of my best friends. I was so sorry to hear of her passing.
Robert Bates
Jul 17, 2019
Mary Sue was truly an example of putting her faith into action. Whether it be working in the nursery or vacation bible school or Pray for America, she always lifted everyone up.
What I will remember most is her love for fried trout! Every June at the Church's Fish Fry, Mary Sue led the pack in the number of trout eaten. RIP Mary Sue and save a few filets for me !
Betty Holliday (niece)
Jul 17, 2019
Aunt Mary was a dear aunt and PRAYER WARRIOR, whom I called on many times for our family needs. How she will be missed! But her life's example will live on in our hearts! I'll not forget her sacrifice of time and effort she gave to her great niece's autism home therapy program. Her love, support, and her famous words..." Prayer Is The Key" ☝β™₯πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Lewis Sanson
Jul 16, 2019
Jack and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Cindy Hewitt
Jul 16, 2019
Mary Sue was dedicated to her family, church, & our Sonshine Ladies Circle, as well as so many other groups. It is a loss for all of us , but Heavens gain. We love her & all her family. She will be missed by all of us. Love & Prayers.