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Edna Neal Barber

June 12, 1924 July 21, 2018
Edna Neal Barber
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Obituary for Edna Neal Barber

Mrs. Edna Neal Barber, age 94 widow of Malcolm Julius Barber of Wilkesboro passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Curis at Wilkesboro.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Richard Watts officiating. Burial will be in Rickard’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barber was born June 12, 1924 in Catawba County to Hartie and Lara Jolly Neal. She was a member of Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church. She was a member of the Rickard’s Chapel Missionary Senior Choir, Missionary Society and Mother of the Church.

In addition to her parents and husband; Malcolm Julius Barber, she was preceded in death by six sisters; Eva Whicker, Ida Shuford, Cora Wilborn, Carolyn Barber, Mary Harris, Rebecca Wilborn and five brothers; Edward Neal, Jim Wilborn, Bill Wilborn, Henry Wilborn and Ike Wilborn.

She is survived by two daughters; Angela Adams and husband Charles of Ellenwood, GA, Joyce Shelton and husband Gary of Sacramento, CA, five sons; Julius Barber and wife Susie, Floyd Barber and wife Katie, Marvin F. Barber and wife Jacquelynn, Malcolm C. Barber and wife Brenda, Johnny Barber and wife Joann all of North Wilkesboro, fifteen grandchildren; Julio Barber, Lili Barber, Tressie Barber Harter, Tyson Barber, Patricia Jenkins, Christal Mack,
Sherman Boles, Deenene Boles, April Vannoy, Sasha Harrison, Amanda Redmon, Elijah Hubbard, Zack Barber, Kiaya Barber, Nakia Harris, fifteen great grandchildren; Kayla Barber, Jordan Johnson, Addison Barber, Nicholas Barber, Payton Barber, Tia Joyce, Atalya Jenkins, Alicyn Jenkins, Markayla Barber, Travis Harrison Jr., Kai Dobbins Harrison, Maria Gilreath, Jalan Boles, Alex Gilreath, Olivia Boles and four great great grandchildren; Brooklyn Kate Barber, Bon Boles, Emory Gilreath, Jayden Gilreath.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rickard’s Chapel Missionary Society, Old US 421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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6:00 PM 7/23/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home

270 Armory Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home
270 Armory Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC
United States





2:00 PM 7/24/2018 2:00:00 PM
Rickard's Chapel AME Zion Church

1288 Old US Hwy 421
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Rickard's Chapel AME Zion Church
1288 Old US Hwy 421 Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Rickard's Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hunter Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Hunter Road North Wilkesboro 28659 NC

Memorial Contribution

Rickard's Chapel AME Zion Church Missionary Fund

Old US 421
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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