Holley Lea Hornbuckle
February 9, 1984  -  February 25, 2018

Holley Lea Hornbuckle

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Sunday, March 4, 2018
2-4 pm
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Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Monday, March 5, 2018
1 pm
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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Holley Lea Hornbuckle, a loving daughter, sister, compassionate mother and generous friend, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018, along with her daughter Kaylee Bullock.
Holley was born in Odessa, TX to James and Ann Hornbuckle. They were blessed with Holley on February 9, 1984. Holley attended Odessa High School and graduated in 2002. While attending Odessa High she joined the JROTC and was captain of the Rifle Team and bearer of the Color Guard. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, the Physical Fitness Team, Texas Scholars and the Drill Team. She attended Odessa College and received a certificate for a Massage Therapist. In 2003 she was blessed with her baby girl Kaylee Bullock. She then returned back to Odessa College to receive her Associate Degree in Nursing. In 2010 she was blessed again with her son Raylen Brown. She worked at Odessa Regional Hospital for many years in the NICU and loved every minute of it. She loved working in the NICU as a night nurse.
Holley is preceded in death by her nephew Taylor Hornbuckle, niece Brandi Reece, grandparents and several uncles and aunts.
Those left to cherish Holley’s memory and love are son Raylen Brown, parents James and Ann Hornbuckle, of Odessa, sister Katherine and husband Doyle Wallace, of Joplin, Missouri, sister Lesa and husband Bruce Reece, of Warren, Indiana, brother Shayne and wife Amanda Hornbuckle, of Odessa, 1 aunt, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In dedication of Holley and Kaylee please donate to the March of Dimes Foundation.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Sunset Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.
John 14:1-3 says “Let not your hearts be troubled, believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am, you may be also.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please visit her guest registry online at www.sunsetodessa.com.


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  1. Mrs. Rodriguez
    Odessa, TX

    Our condolences to the Hornbuckle and Brown family. Holley was a beautiful, caring, supportive young woman. Her and her daughter will be greatly missed.
    May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Celia Munoz
    Midland, TX

    Ann, I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences. I know that at times like these, words aren't comforting. Time heals all wounds. the pain never goes away but it is lessened. Know GOD knows why, when and where. May GOD bless you.

  3. Celia Munoz
    Midland, TX

    Ann, I would like to offer my most heartfelt condolences. I know words cannot comfort you now but time heals all wounds. It doesn't take the pain away but it does lessen it and lets us reflect on the many beautiful memories. From the time we are born, we know our lives are not ours but that HE is the one who decides when and where and WHY> Have faith and may GOD bless you.

  4. Vivian

    Your absence is deeply felt in the NICU. I will always treasure fond memories of you sitting and talking with my granddaughter. She was very fond of you. Rest In Peace.
    My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  5. Mary Jones
    Odessa, TX

    I work with Shayne and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Ector & Crysta Castillo
    Odessa, TX

    Sweet Holley, may you Rest In Peace. Thank you for taking care of our baby girl. Your dedication to the NICU babies will be missed.

  7. Andrea Bunch Haymon
    Phoenix, AZ

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister and mom. May the peace of God cover you through your grief. All of our love to you.

  8. Kat Green
    Lubbock, TX

    Holley, my heart aches that you and sweet Kaylee were taken so soon. You both made this world a better place. Thank you Holley for helping me through one of the hardest times of my life. I wish I could call you today. Thanks for finding Nick and bringing your family to our hearts. Thank you Kaylee for befriending my daughter and for being such a great young woman. You will both be dearly missed.

  9. Debra Schwarz Chance
    Phillipsburg, KS

    Ann and James I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayer.

  10. Deborah Shirey
    Pyote, TX

    There are no words that will comfort enough at this time. I enjoyed talking to Holley about the NICU, but I was happy Nick and she found each other. I didn't get a chance to know the kids that well, but am heartbroken I will forever miss the opportunity to know her lovely daughter. My love to the family.

  11. Christine
    Odessa, TX

    Holley, Thank you for your service as part of our NICU team.You certainly found your calling when you became a NICU Nurse, and you will always be remembered for the compassionate care you provided, your thoughtfulness and your advocacy.
    To your family, please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your beautiful daughter and grand-daughter.

  12. John & Gloria Rodgers
    Odessa, TX

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family

  13. Randi Gortney
    Odessa, TX

    Words cannot express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for your family. We will miss you, Holley.

  14. Randi Gortney
    Odessa, TX

  15. Vickie Mosely
    Midland, TX

    Holley leaves a place that cannot be filled. I will always remember her as hard working, compassionate and dedicated. Her friendship was a gift that will always be treasured

  16. Elizabeth Miller
    Odessa, TX

    My thoughts and prayer go out to the family and friends. Holley was a true inspiration and her kind spirit brought joy to parents and coworkers. I was lucky enough to have known her for the time that I did. She will be truly missed. 

  17. Tracee
    Pyote, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family
    Thank you for being kind to my son and giving nick someone to love. You will be missed

  18. Catherine Butler
    Odessa, TX

    We will miss you, Holley. Thank you for always putting the babies first.

  19. Unique
    Odessa, TX

  20. Jamey & Ann Cates

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    With heartfelt sympathy .

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