Devon Jamie Horniman

March 23, 1984 - June 26, 2021
Devon Jamie Horniman


Devon Jamie Horniman (McDermott), age 37 of Wilmington, NC, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2021 in Tabor City, NC.

Devon was born in North Hempstead, NY on March 23, 1984 to James Joseph and Darian Stephanie McDermott.

The first thing everyone noticed when they met Devon was her beautiful smile. She developed her passion for horses and riding at a very early age and was happiest when she was teaching her students or riding her beloved horse, Lizzie.

In addition to her love of horses, she loved saving and treating small animals and had recently started working with them at Needham Veterinary Hospital in Wilmington.

Although she had a passion for animals, her true heart and soul was her husband, Nathan, and their two young children, Grayson James and Charlotte Rose. When she was with her children, her face was glowing with pride and love for them.

Her parents, James and Darian, supported her in all of her dreams and were so proud of the mother and woman she had become. She was a best friend to her sister, Darby, and every uncle’s dream niece, as her Uncle Paul Fedyk would often proclaim.

Devon is survived by her husband Nathan Horniman, their two children Grayson James (3) and Charlotte Rose (1), her parents James and Darian McDermott, her sister Darby McDermott, and her uncle Paul Fedyk.

A Memorial Service is planned at Sunnyfield Equestrian Farm at 1861 Ten Mile Road Tabor City, NC 28463 at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Everyone is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Devon’s name to the ASPCA

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  • July 01, 2021
    Victoria Clark says:
    Your smile and your kindness to all the people you have touched will long be remembered. You will always be with us in our hearts.

  • July 01, 2021
    Marjorie Hope Hilbourn says:
    Devon, Your light will always always shine so bright in our world. Kendall loves and misses you so much. She said she would give all of her possessions for one more second with you and then somehow find a way to extend that second. We love you. Praying for your whole family, Nathan, Grayson, and Charlotte. Rest Easy Friend.

  • July 01, 2021
    Holly Brisson says:
    Devon you were amazing, you welcomed Abigail quickly into your life an taught her so much. Treated her like family, I will never forget last summer she was at that barn everyday learning from you. Those times will never be forgotten you made a huge impact on Abigail. Rest easy sweet friend, your smile an legacy will live on. ❤❤❤

  • July 02, 2021
    Jill lit a candle:
    Lit since July 2, 2021 at 7:18:55 AM

  • July 02, 2021
    Raven Ward says:
    Devon, you will greatly missed. You had such a true gift of patience, kindness and love for horses and children. Anniston enjoyed every minute that she spent with you! I will miss our talks and helping you with little man, singing baby shark while all you could do was smile at us while teaching Anniston. Your smile lit up the world. Much prayer for you all, especially your babies and husband! Our hearts are broken but you will never be forgotten ❤️