Devon Jamie McDermatt Horniman, 37, longtime equestrian employed with Needham Veterinary Hospital

Devon Jamie McDermatt Horniman

WILMINGTON — Devon Jamie Horniman (McDermatt), 37, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Tabor City.

Devon was born March 23, 1984, in North Hempstead, New York, to James Joseph and Darian Stephanie McDermatt.

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); parents, James and Darian McDermott; sister, Darby McDermott; and uncle, Paul Fedyk.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, July 10, at Sunnyfield Equestrian Farm, 1861 Ten Mile Road, Tabor City. Everyone is welcome.

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

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