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Elsie Barnes

March 4, 1933 — January 30, 2022

WILSON - Elsie Lucas Barnes, 88, died Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Funeral, Wednesday, 2:00 PM, Daniels Chapel FWB Church.  The family will be in the church for visitation one hour prior.

Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Womble (George) of Wilson and Dot Pittman of Nashville; sons, J.R. Barnes of Black Creek, Jim Barnes (fiancé, Robin) of Wilson and Ken Barnes (Jo) of Greenville; grandchildren, Tiffany Jones (Bubba), Crystal Baker (Lee), Brad Womble (Kinsey) Nickie Edmundson, Ben Levy and Danielle Levy; great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Noah Jones, Carson Baker and two on the way!  sisters, Alice Jenkins and Teresa Lucas; brothers, Charlie and Donnie Lucas.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Eston Barnes; parents, David Lee and Addie Jones Lucas of Wilson County; sisters, Lissie “Sissie” Lucas; sister-in-law, Connie Lucas; brother-in-law, Johnny Jenkins.

Elsie was the oldest of six children.  She grew up helping her Daddy on the farm until she married Eston and then spent time raising her five children.  When the youngest started school, Elsie started working in the school system where she acted as a teacher’s assistant and then worked in the special reading program for 26 years.  Even during dementia, she carried the memories of her teaching career, especially the children she worked with, speaking of them daily.  Elsie also worked part time for several years with Belks, she received the Pacesetters (highest sales) award for many years and made many lifetime friendships there.

Teresa Lucas, her youngest sibling, was an angel on earth caring for Elsie for the past 12 years. Her sister provided such love and affection around the clock, always assuring that Elsie participated in daily activities and devotions which the children are lovingly grateful for.

Elsie was an angel on earth herself, her family was her world and she loved spending time with them. Her children loved her unconditionally and helped with her care. She spent endless hours on the ballfield watching games that her children and grandchildren played in. She was loved and known as “MaMa or MawMaw” to all children that knew her. Elsie never met a stranger; she loved everyone and will be remembered for the love and respect she had for everyone.

Memorials are suggested to Daniels Chapel FWB Church, 4828 Frank Price Church Rd, Wilson, NC 27893-7873.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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