Barbara Jean Gaither Carson

Published 10:44 am Monday, December 14, 2020

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Barbara Jean Gaither Carson, 78, of Mocksville, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 at Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, Va. due to complications during surgery after a fall suffered at her daughter’s home.

She was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Davie County to the late John R. and Augusta Hallman Gaither. She was a member of Rock Hill Church of Christ in Cleveland where she served on the Christ Bereavement Committee. She attended Davie County Training School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. On July 5, 1963, she was married to the late Billy H. Carson with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. She was a lifelong reader and pet lover.

She is also preceded in death by: a son, Brian Keith Carson; a son-in-law, Love Calvin Jones III; and 2 sisters, Mary Neely and Geraldine Fisher.

Survivor: her daughter, Billie “Jeanie” Carson-Jones of Chesterfield, Va.; son, Barry R. Carson of Fort Washington, Md.; granddaughter, Loveona Jenee Jones of Chesterfield; 2 sisters, Shirley (Alaa) Farid and Rosetta Gaither, both of Mocksville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Leen Sherill of Mocksville; brother-in-law, Melvin Fisher of Salisbury; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted, Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery.  Be mindful of social distancing and face coverings are required. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home for visitation on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 4-7 p.m. to pay their respects.  Due to COVID-19, there will not be a formal receiving line and face coverings are required.