Ms. Catherine "Cat" Barrett



Rocky Mount, NC

Catherine Barrett was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina March 1, 1921. She departed this life on May 6, 2017. Catherine was the second child of the late Joseph Barrett, Sr. and Adelaide Epps Barrett.

She was educated in the public schools of Rocky Mount and later graduated from Elizabeth City State University. Catherine dedicated her life to education. She taught in the Edgecombe County Public School System for thirtythree years.

Catherine never married nor had any children but had a hand in raising every child in her family. She was devoted to her family and would do anything and everything she could do for them.

Catherine was known for her dry wit and hands of steel. All of her family has experienced on many occasions "The Hands of Steel".

She Joined Mount Zion First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and later became a Charter Member of the Metropolitan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her siblings Edna Avery, Margaret Garrett, Josephine Barrett and Joseph Barrett, Jr.; and one nephew, Calvin Avery. She is survived by her cousin, Shaquinthis Dozier of the home; one nephew,

A Visitation for Ms. Barrett will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with the Funeral Service following the Visitation, beginning at 12:00 p.m., on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1213 Leggett Road in Rocky Mount, NC. The interment will take place immediately after the Service in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, N.C.

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