Angell Norine Barnes, 85, of Taylorsville, passed away on June 9, 2020, at her residence, with her children by her side.
She was born to the late John Henry and Ida Pearl Burgess Brown in Alexander County. During her working career, Angell worked as a social worker for the Alexander County Social Services. Angell was a member at Little River Baptist Church, loved to travel, sang with the Singing Seniors, but most of all she loved spending time and being with her family and her grandbabies.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Roy Neil Barnes; sisters, Pauline Orren and Mozelle Brown; infant brother, Atwell Brown; infant sister, Odena Brown; and a “special friend,” Barbara Rogers.
Those left to cherish the memories of Angell include her daughter, Kim Barnes Lackey (Scott); sons, Stuart Barnes (Dean) of Taylorsville, and Derek Barnes (Joyce) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; sister, Rita Bischer (JC) of Asheboro; grandchildren, Melissa Hurtado, Brian Lackey, Brittney Herman, and Brandon, Brett, Dustin, Eliana and Diamond Barnes; great-grandchildren, Caleb Hurtado, Grace and John Henry Herman, and Brittany, Colby and Claire Barnes; special nephew, Rickey Brown (Melony); along with a number of nieces and nephews. Angell also leaves behind her special friends, Mary Watts, Shirley Mitchell, Helen Mecimore, Sue Daniels, Charles Rogers whom she loved as a brother, and many more, too many to mention.
The funeral service for Ms. Barnes will be held at Little River Baptist Church on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Little River Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Chapman will be officiating. After the completion of the services, the family will gather in the Little River Church Fellowship Hall.
Pallbearers include: Brett and Brandon Barnes, Brian Lackey, Dustin Barnes, Robert Herman, and Caleb Hurtado.
Honorary pallbearers are: Rickey Brown, Darren Rogers, Ray Walker, and Sidney Bowman.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658; or to Gideon’s International, PO Box 517, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.