Helen Mayfield Barbee Mesimer

Published 9:11 am Monday, May 25, 2020

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Mrs. Helen Mayfield Barbee Mesimer, 96, of Advance, died Friday, May 22, 2020, at Bermuda Commons Nursing Center.

She was born Oct. 10, 1923 in Cabarrus County to the late Henry Theodore and Bedia Furr Barbee.¬† She was formerly of Concord and graduated from W.R. Odell High School in 1931, where she starred on the girls’ high school basketball team. She was a homemaker as well as a beautician. For many years, she ran a beauty shop attached to her home. Later in life, she enjoyed working in the cafeteria at Northwest Cabarrus Middle School. She was a fan of college basketball and one of her favorite activities was to watch college basketball with her family, especially the UNC Tarheels. She enjoyed being outdoors taking care of her yard, garden, and flowers. She was a devout Christian and was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Concord.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett Alban Mesimer, and 10 siblings.

Survivors: 3 sons, Larry Wayne Mesimer (Barbara) of Concord, Jerry Lynn Mesimer (Sandi) of Chapin, S.C., and Kenneth Ray Mesimer (Deborah) of Advance; 7 grandchildren, David Mesimer (Beth), Ashley Myers (Donnie), Beth Stacy (Mike), Jeri Ann Keel (Mark), Britton Pulliam, Kenneth Mesimer II (Megan), and Emily Ninmer (Scott); 10 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-­grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tom Christensen officiating.

Memorials: Trinity Lutheran, 3747 Trinity Church Rd., Concord, 28027.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.