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Kathy Annette Hornsby was born on March 27, 1955 to Frank and Elena Hornsby. She was the eldest of eight siblings. She gave her life to the lord at an early age and remained active in the service to Christ until her death. Kathy attended Marbach Christian Church, Tremont Baptist Church, True Vison Church and Mt. Zion First Baptist Church where she was a faithful and active member for many years. Kathy graduated from John Jay High School in 1973. While at John Jay, Kathy was an officer on the Pep Squad and Drill team. She found her first love, the theater, while there. She performed in many plays and won quite a few University Interscholastic League (UIL) awards including Best Actress for the role of Mama in A Raisin in the Sun. After graduation, Kathy attended San Antonio Jr. College for a year and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts/Journalism from Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University). Kathys college years were extremely active as she became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., performed in numerous plays, and was also crowned Miss UMOJA (Miss Black Southwest Texas). Additionally, she received second runner-up honors in the annual Queen of Soul, Inc. Scholarship Pageant in the mid -1970s. In later years, she decided to further her education and earned double master's degrees in Education and Theater Arts, with a certification in English from the University of Incarnate Word in 2012.
In 1982, she married Harold Green. From that union, her only child Jason Keith Green was born-her pride and joy. Shortly after getting married, Hollywood beckoned and she relocated to pursue her dream of becoming and actress. She landed a number of roles and was on the popular sitcom -"Three's Company." She even had a reoccurring role on the soap opera, Capitol."
When Kathy returned to San Antonio, she became quite active in the community forming Players in Christ at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church. Out of that group was born Hornsby Theatre and Entertainment. She realized her calling to "preach God's word" could be accomplishes through the ministry of the theatrical stage. Kathy performed in and directed many plays such as "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry and "A Soldier's Story. "However, she was also a talented playwright having written and directed "Order MY Steps Lord," "A meeting in the Ladies Rooms." and "Hot Flashes." She was honored to be able to use her God given talents to serve Christ the King and to help others realize their dreams. Aditionally, she hosted several workshops throughout the city teaching theatre arts as well as praise dance. There are those who had been under Kathy's tutelage that went on to pursue a career in acting and dance. Many of these former students made sure she knew of their success.
In San Antonio, Kathy was employed as a News Anchor on KKYX. She returned to her high school alma mater where she worked and also directed her first original play, "Never Give Up On your Dreams," She also worked for many years at Sam Houston High School. After receiving her master's degrees, she worked for Edgewood ISD where she taught English and Theatre until her death.
Kathy is preceded in death by her Father, Frank Hornsby; her mother, Elena Merle Galloway Hornsby; her siblings Felicia Jo and William Charles Hornsby; both of her grandmother's Vernell Sheffield and Callie Brown Hornsby. Her grandfathers, Howard Galloway and Frank Hornsby as well as her Aunts Artelia and Camile and her Uncle Charles Hornsby.
Kathy is survived by her son Jason Keith Green and her siblings, better known as her best friends: Ava Hornsby Fulmer, Frank Hornsby, Cynthia Hornsby, Valerie Hornsby Perry White and Michael Hornsby. She is also survived by her two grandchildren Pinto and Star. Her nieces and nephews to include: Micah Harris, Maresah Harris Trevino, Matthew Harris, Clifton Simmons, Denise Lewis, Dennis Hornsby, William Hornsby Tammy Stewart, Shawn Fulmer, Chasity Smith; her beloved aunts; Nan Cary, Lillian Moore, and Glamous Esther Jenkins; first cousins: who she considered to be as siblings, Louis, Kenny, Ralph, Randy, Ella, Gwen, Bobby and Denise and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
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320 S. W.W. White Road
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320 S WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78219
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San Antonio, TX 78220