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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson
Friday July 29th, 2022
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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Benson
Saturday July 30th, 2022

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Katie Lanzoni Horkavy

Benson, NC: Mrs. Katie Lanzoni Horkavy, age 65, of W. Main Street, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Puerto Vallarta Mexico.  Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM-Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Rose and Graham Funeral Chapel in Benson, NC.  Pastor Ryan Horkavy will officiate. A Private Committal Service will be held following this service at Catawba Springs Christian Church in Apex, NC.

Mrs. Horkavy was born on August 7, 1956 in Meriden, CT, to the late Robert Lanzoni, Sr., and Frances Snow Lanzoni. She was also preceded in death by her son, Josiah Horkavy, sister, Linda Rapacki and her mother-in-law, Jennie Horkavy.  Mrs. Katie Horkavy was the office manager with her husband, Dr. Carl D. Horkavy at Healthsource of Benson Chiropractic Center.

Katie dedicated her life to Jesus in 1983 upon repenting of her sin and believing exclusively in His death, burial, and resurrection, thus receiving eternal life. This commitment to Jesus manifested in her service to the Lord within God’s local churches. For nearly 30 years she served faithfully at Catawba Springs Christian Church of Apex, NC in leading ladies’ Bible studies, teaching and mentoring youth, serving in children’s ministries, and displaying hospitality to countless missionaries and new friends she made everywhere she went (1992-2021). She and her husband aided in starting Berean Bible Church of McGee’s Crossroads (1999-2005; 2022). Her heart for church planting continued through her faithful support of her son’s church, Crossroad Baptist, in Litchfield Park, AZ where she served annually for nearly 10 years in their summer VBS. Katie’s daily devotions included faithful prayer for missionaries serving globally. Carl and Katie continue to support God’s work through His missionaries world-wide. Katie’s sincere faith in Jesus can be summarized in Jesus’ own words in John 11:25-26, “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” It would thrill Katie to know that her friends and loved ones would also believe Jesus’ promise to provide eternal life to all who repent and believe in His atoning sacrifice for their sin.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Carl D. Horkavy; sons, Ryan Horkavy and wife, Jennifer, and Tyler Horkavy and wife, Megan; grandchildren, Elizabeth Horkavy and Benjamin Horkavy; sister, Ronda Rushia, Janne Garcia, Bonnie Giaimo, and a brother, Robert Lanzoni, Jr.; many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends 6:00PM-8:00 PM, Friday, July 29, 2022 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC, and other times at the home on W. Main Street, Benson, NC.

Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to  her home church, Berean Bible Church of McGee’s Crossroads (“Katie Horkavy Memorial” mailed to PO Box 1268, Benson, NC 27504) or Crossroad Baptist Church of Arizona, Litchfield Park, AZ (https://www.crossroad-az.org/donate/ “Katie Horkavy Memorial” or mailed to Crossroad Baptist Church of Arizona PO Box 2068, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340).

Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson, NC.

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A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Donna and Glenn Durham & Family Aug 9 2022 3:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Don, Rhonda, Pam, Aaron, Kayla, Caroline and Grandson Lyle Benson Aug 3 2022 2:00 PM

I would just like to say to Carl and family, Carl and Katie I know you are and we’re so proud of your family. This has to be one of the most touching and enlightening services I’ve heard. Katie was a special person. Billy and I were some of Carl’s first patients and have always had love and respect for both. A lot of my family have been patients of Dr Horkavy. Carl my heart breaks for you but as we know Katie is healed and waiting for her family. God Bless each of you

Billy and Regina Ireland and family Aug 1 2022 11:29 PM

Katie l did not know you but God gave me the pleasure of knowing your son Tyler and his sweet wife Megan and her sweet spirit seems to be like the one people describe of you. Even though l don’t know you, one day l shall my sister when we all stand before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Praise and hug Him for me, until we meet. In Christ Mrs Gillam and her husband Larry. Fort Walton Beach Florida.😇

Mrs Gillam Aug 1 2022 10:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Susan Raynor Jul 31 2022 8:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Janice Stevens Jul 31 2022 6:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Carol Lanzoni Smith Jul 30 2022 5:19 PM

Katie was a wonderful Godly woman. She led my oldest daughter to the Lord during a VBS when my daughter was seven. She also planted many seeds in my heart during bible studies that she lead when I was unsaved and newly saved as an adult. She also was giving godly biblical advise. I know she is with Josiah and Jesus now and her heart is full and fully healthy. Praying for those left here but happy in knowing that they will see her again

Beth Rucci Jul 30 2022 12:11 PM

Three are no words to express for the loss of Katie . My husband and I will miss her. Our hearts are heavy. Our prayers are for the comfort for the Horkavy family. She stayed the course and won the good fight. Our loss is God's gain. We will see her again. You will be miss, Katie. I love ❤️ you. 🕯🕯

Linda and Jeff Whipple Jul 30 2022 11:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Katie Horkavy

Max & Faye Johnson Jul 30 2022 8:52 AM

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