Horniman Chikka Orjisson, son of the late Alice and M. O. Orji, was born on February 19, 1967 in Lagos, Nigeria. Horniman had many talents, besides English and Igbo, he spoke a little Portuguese, French, and Dutch.
Through a union with Robin Green, Horniman became the proud father of a beautiful daughter, Simone. In 2001, he earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business; and in 2003, he earned a MBA in Management both from Strayer University where he graduated with honors. In 2012, Horniman joined Felecia in holy matrimony in the lovely Dominican Republic. Through this union, he gained another daughter, Trina.
Horniman worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles for over 22 years. His most recent position as Motor Inspector Supervisor. Horniman loved his work and provided exceptional customer service. He coached and mentored not only his employees but local high school students employed during the summer. He was described as a true champion by his manager, Gregory Simpson. Horniman could always be counted on to get the job done, in an accurate and timely manner. He was held in high esteem throughout the DMV.
Horniman was known for wearing many hats. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed hosting family gatherings and cooking for the masses. Horniman’s favorite foods were Chinese and Okra soup. His outgoing personality and giving spirit brought joy and happiness to any room he entered. He would give his shirt, scarf, and hat to anyone in need. Horniman was an avid researcher. He read and searched reviews on products for hours before making a purchase. Online shopping was his specialty, he’d watch HSN and QVC like movies. Politics was his passion as he read and watched political news and could quote who said what and when and had plenty of opinions about it. His boisterous voice rang throughout the house from early morning to late night.
Horniman protected his home and all inside, checking every window and door daily. He worked diligently in the yard and in the house to create a wonderful home for his wife. Horniman’s love for gardening showed as he planted everything under the sun. He took great pride in his pots of beautiful roses planted just so his "wifey" could enjoy them every day. He was willing to help family and friends at a moment's notice and for that he will be truly missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Felecia Orjisson; his children, Simone Orjisson and Trina (Roy) Ravenell; his grandchildren, Kamari, Camden, and Channing Ravenell; his brothers and sisters, Rita Ojora, Edward (Clare) Orji, Peter Orji, Marilyn Martin, Emmanuel Orji, Matthew Orji, Abraham Orji, Angela Montague, Andrea Montague, Dolores (Sterling) Watts, Donald Montague Jr., Donna (Tim) Johnson, Dia Montague, Daniel (Danielle) Montague, and David Montague; and a host of other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Jerome “Jyi” Houston; his brothers, William Orji, Martins Orji, and Marshall Martin.
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