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July 14, 1930 – Sept. 14, 2019
Margie Gray Overby Barnette, age 89, of Wilson, died Saturday at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wayne County, daughter of the late Junious Lassiter Overby and Elizabeth Warrick Overby. Mrs. Barnette completed her high school education at Wilson Technical Community College and continued there obtaining her CNA certificate. Following a course through the N.C. Real Estate Board, she received her real estate license on her first attempt through testing. Married to the late Clarence Edgar Barnette, she was formerly employed with Carolina Casual. She began attending Lodge Street Church of God when it started as a tent revival in 1948 and is now known as Farmington Heights Church of God. She served in nearly every capacity in her church through the years from Sunday School teacher to cook.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Farmington Heights Church of God (Surge Center) in Wilson with Rev. Lavon Phillips & Rev. Jerry Nelson officiating. Family members will visit with friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. A private graveside service will be held at Stantonsburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Barnette is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Gilda Barnette, Melvin and Rhonda Barnette, all of Wilson; three grandchildren, Heather Goff (Eric), Staci Stone (Daniel) and Matthew Barnette (Hayley), all of Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, MacKenzie and Brooklyn Goff; Pierce, Elizabeth and Nora Stone; Luca and Milo Barnette. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barnette was preceded in death by her only sister, Maude Overby Pittman.
The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to Senior Adult Class, Farmington Heights Church of God, 910 Raleigh Road, Wilson, NC 27893.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Barnette family and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.