Died: Thu., May 27, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 05, 2021
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 05, 2021
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

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A Brief Sketch of Life


Sherlinda Lynn Horace was born June 10, 1975, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the union of Pastor Emeritus Bennie A. Shobe, Jr. and Sherrill Shobe.   Sherlinda accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Carter Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.


Sherlinda received primary and secondary education through the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, graduating from North Central High School in 1993.  During her time at North Central High School, she served as treasurer of the Black Student Union and as a Student Council Representative. She was also a charter member of the North Central Northernaires Gospel Choir. Sherlinda went on to become a first-generation college graduate, graduating from Prairie View A&M University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. 


During her time at the university, Sherlinda met the love of her life, Jimmie Horace, and later the two were married in 1998.  To this union, two beautiful children were born, Alyssa and Caitlynn Horace.


Sherlinda began her career working as a Lab Technician and Quality Analyst for Lab Support Incorporated in 1998.   In 2002, Sherlinda accepted a position as Sensory Scientist at Sensient Flavors, LLC.  She was later promoted to Senior Beverage Technologist.   In 2017, Sherlinda embarked upon a career at Eli Lilly and Company, specifically with the Clinical Trial Sample Management and Master Label Quality Approval Team.  She was also a member of the Institute of Food Technology and Women in Food & Fragrances.


Sherlinda enjoyed traveling, singing, reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends, and cooking.   Her family cherished her most famous  dishes- including Corn Pudding, Zucchini Bread, and Eggplant Parmesan.  She   especially enjoyed singing with her sisters as the “Daughters of Eden”.  She was a devoted member of Eden Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Director of the Church Nursery, a Primary Sunday School Teacher, Church Treasurer, Matron, Executive Sound Technician, and Choir Director.  Sherlinda solidified the true meaning of leadership, dedication, and consistency within her church.  She served God and her church family with love and true devotion.


Sherlinda was known for her stern, yet loving personality especially when it was time to "get things done."  This was displayed when it came to her children and their education.  She spent time working with them on their studies and was a  devoted "Girl Scout", "Descant," and "Counterpoint" mom; never missing a show choir performance!  Sherlinda was one that could be trusted, was dependable, and fair.  Her strength was shown as she battled at the end, but never complained and never missed a beat.  In spite of all that she endured in her final hours, she instructed her family to, "SING",  leaving an endless impression to " Make a joyful noise unto the Lord."


Sherlinda Lynn Horace departed life on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 4:10pm.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Pastor Bennie A. Shobe, Sr., Clara L. Shobe, Jaqueline Shobe, James Dye, and Dorothy Dye.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Jimmie L. Horace; daughters, Alyssa and Caitlynn Horace; parents, Pastor Emeritus Bennie A. Shobe Jr. and Sherrill Shobe; sisters, LaKisha (Michael Sr.) Montgomery, Natalie Shobe, and Pastor Adrienne (Dewayne) Overton; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.



Humbly Submitted…………………The Family


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Adrienne Overton
   Posted Wed June 02, 2021
I love you sister. You will forever remain in my heart. From us sharing the bed together as kids, to you helping me get ready for my wedding. I have so many memories with you and you have ALWAYS had my back. Now... I will have yours. I will do my best to be the great example you were to me, to your girls by ensuring that they are advised biblically!! Love you so much, get the rest that you deserve... and keep a Mansion for me on your street! Love you!

Carolyn Palmer
   Posted Thu June 03, 2021
Dear Benny, Sherill and Family: No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. My heart breaks for you and your family because I share your pain after losing my son so recently and suddenly. And, even though: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” praying for your family.

Tina Fant
   Posted Fri June 04, 2021
I extend my condolences to the entire family
Sis. Sherlinda was such a sweet young
lady and she will truly be missed, I will forever cherish all my fund memories.
May God continue to give each of you
his everlasting strength & comfort in the days ahead.

God Bless

Tina Fant

Dorothy L. Gilmore
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
So sorry for your loss.lean and trust in God he will hold you up take your hand and lead sis Sandra Lewis sends Love and Hugs

Berona Massey
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
Sending my sincere condolences to the family of Shelinda Horace Was saddened to hear of her passing Heaven has definitely gained a beautiful Angel Our thoughts, prayers and love are sent your way Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal Love to all
Rollin, Berona and Family

Lisa & Jack Whitney
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
Thoughts and prayers with you today and the days ahead when precious memories flood your mind! May God surround you and give you comfort!! From our family to yours!

Kenitra Vaughn
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
Forever in my Heart! I love u Sherlinda

Erika Reeves
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
To The Family Of Sherlinda Shobe-Horace, You Are In My Thoughts And Prayers In The Passing Of My Friend Sherlinda, When Grief Comes Around Remember To Read The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength! We Love You! Deacon Mario And Erika Young!

Andrea Straughan
   Posted Sat June 05, 2021
Forever in our hearts, your beautiful soul, your beautiful heart, your beautiful smile, and your beautiful personality, what I will miss most is your beautiful voice and your smile. Heaven got an angel. Gone too soon but never forgotten.

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