Rocky Mount, NC
Wilma Devonya Barnes Chavirs, affectionately known as Von, was born on October 5, 1963 in Nash County, to the late William and Geraldine Lewis Barnes. On October 5, 2017 the Heavens opened at Duke Hospital as we celebrated her 54th birthday. After the celebration, Von went with the hosts of Heaven and entered into eternal rest.
Von was born into the Red Budd Holy Church family, and remained an active member of the church until her health failed. She was not an active member of the choir, but she would always send text messages during Church service, making song requests. Von graduated from Northern Nash Senior High School in 1981, where she proudly sang in the high school choir, under the leadership of her cousin, Pastor Luther Barnes. She proudly served her country in the US Marine Corps from 1982-1986, from which she received an honorable discharge, reaching the rank of Lance Corporal. In 2010,she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from NC Wesleyan College. She was a few courses shy of completing her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Strayer University.She was employed over the years at ILCO Unican, Consolidated Diesel Corporation (now Rocky
Mount Engine Plant),and finally at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals at the time of her death. Von loved God,her Church, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her family, and her friends. She was totallydevoted to them all.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, John Chavirs of the home; sons: Courtland Barnesof Tarboro, NC and Gerald Barnes of Durham, NC; daughter: Courtney Barnes of Rocky Mount, NC;stepson: Justin Chavirs of Rocky Mount, NC; siblings: Tonya Barnes Davis and Deborah (Raymond)Moss of Pinetops, NC, Reginald Barnes of Columbia, SC, William Sherrod Barnes of Fort Lee, NJ,Lisa (Bobby) Barnes of Wilson, NC, and Wanda Barnes of Rocky Mount, NC; grandchildren: Arnez Barnes (whom she raised) of Tarboro, NC, Kayden Harrison of Rocky Mount, NC, Jaeden Barnes of Texas, Camryn Chavirs of Raleigh, NC; mother-in-love: Ruby Hart of Rocky Mount, NC; sisters-in-
love: Deana (Jasper) Garner of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Sabrina (Winslow) Troy of Summerville, SC, Lisa Hart of Rocky Mount, NC; aunts: Katie Lewis of Detroit, MI, Irene Williams of Louisburg, NC, Joyce Smith, Leora (Charles) Floyd, Bettye Phillips, Ernestine (Colbert) Phillips and Janet Neal all of Rocky Mount, NC, Margaret (Barbara) Barnes of Nashville, NC; uncles: Haywood (Doretha) Barnes of Drakes Community, NC, Jarvis Flowers, James ( Dorothy) Barnes, Roy (Charlene) Barnes, and Donald Ray Neal, all of Rocky Mount, NC and Richard Neal of Hamlet, NC; nieces: Jemini (daughter,Charlee Brook), Lakeisha (children, Donte, Jahson, Dwight, and Justus), Happy (husband, Dan and
children, Desmond, Jakobee, Lyah, and Kylah), Shannon (son, Tristan), DaVonya (children, JaQuavionand Caleb), LaTonya, Mauranda (aunt Von called her Sue Lynn),Ashlyn, and JaNya; nephews: Ron-Ron (children, Raekwon, Nyliyah, and
Zyrion), Reggie, Jr., and Jimmi Julius;best friend: Pearline Lynch, and a host
of other relatives and friends.
A Visitation for Mrs. Chavirs will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Red Budd Holy Church, 637 Cleveland Street, in Rocky Mount, N.C. The Interment will take place immediately after the service in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, N.C.
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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H.D. Pope Funeral Home Rocky Mount
Tuesday October 10th, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Refreshing Springs Restoration Center
Wednesday October 11th, 2017
1040 Hill St
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery
Wednesday October 11th, 2017
3020 E. Raleigh Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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