Ann Martin Barber

Published 2:43 pm Monday, November 27, 2023

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Ann Martin Barber, 94, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Ann was born Nov. 16, 1929, to the late Dewey and Mabel Martin in Mocksville, NC.  After graduation from Mocksville High School, she went on to attend Catawba College where she met her late husband, Russell Barber.

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Ann loved to travel and work in the yard with her flowers. She was a longtime member of Franklin Presbyterian Church where she served the Lord with gladness, building many lifelong friendships through her participation in the choir, the quilting circle, and the Ladies Circle.

Ann was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband of 65 years, Russell “Bucky” Barber; and a granddaughter, Adrianna Barber.

Those left to cherish her memory are: sons, Jerry Barber (Jonna) of Richmond, Va.; Lee Barber (Dreama) of Mocksville; Rusty Barber (Cheryl) of Orinda, Calif.; daughters, Annette Barber Goodman of Salisbury; Candy Barber Jennings (Scott) of Franklinton; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Trellis Hospice and Joy Marron for providing Miss Ann with excellent home care.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Rowan Memorial Park cemetery with Rev. Dr. Tom LaBonte officiating. The family will greet friends following the graveside service.

Memorials: Franklin Presbyterian Church, 280 Franklin Church Dr, Salisbury NC 28147; or Storehouse for Jesus, 675 Lexington Rd, Mocksville NC 27028.