Roanoke Rapids, NC
Mr. Willie Lee Barner, 68, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, was born to Curtis Barner, Sr. and Cora L. Mills Barner on August 8, 1949 in Halifax County, North Carolina. Willie Lee entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Willie Lee received his formal education from the public schools of Halifax County, North Carolina.
During his early years, he attended London Baptist Church in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
He was employed at J.P. Stevens in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Willie Lee later relocated to Washington, D.C. and was employed with W&W Roofing Company, Fresh Field Foods, and The Library of Congress.
Affectionately known as “Uncle Willie”, he never met a stranger and had a deep devotion for his family and friends. He had a kind and generous heart and was more than willing to share what he had to assist others. Willie Lee always kept you laughing and had a warm and friendly smile. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by his siblings, Louis Barner, Beulah B. Solomon, Roberta Taylor, and James Barner.
Those left to cherish his warm memories are his sisters: Faye Barner Faulcon and husband, Emmett of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Lorene Gatewood and husband, Kenny of Charlotte, NC and Curtis Barner, Jr. and wife, Ruth of Roanoke Rapids, NC; a sister-in-law: Gloria Jean Barner; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Barner will be held at 1:00 pm, on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Love of God Church of Christ in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 520 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Please remember to visit the Guestbook.
Love of God Church of Christ
Sunday April 15th, 2018
2175 Thelma Road
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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Candies Barner And Family lit a candle on Apr 13 2018 01:57:43 AM
To Faye and family Keeping the family in prayer, Willie Lee will be missed by many, He was always happy and jolly whenever I saw him always saying something to make you laugh. RIP cuz
Submitted by Candies on Apr 13 2018 01:52:15 AM
To the Barner Family, my condolences. While I did not know much about Willie, I enjoyed having fun with his sisters, Lorraine and Faye. His is on his Heavenly Journey now, not to worry. FAY EDMONDS
Submitted by Linda Fay Edmonds on Apr 12 2018 10:26:13 AM
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Linda Fay Edmonds lit a candle on Apr 12 2018 10:22:26 AM
"BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY BABY!!". "RATIO A MILLION TO ONE!!" just a couple of phrases we shared with him playing around and crying laughing out as loud as we could. He was our cousin but to my sisters and I he was "Uncle Willie Lee" because he was more like a brother to our momma ( Mary Frances Mills Burnette) and her siblings (Buck, Charlie, Milton, Moochie, Alberta, Louise and Faye).We will forever remember the good times laughing, all the times you threaten to whip us even when we got grown, and the scent of "Old Spice". See you later Uncle Willie Lee in the "BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY" We love you!
Pam, Sheila and Stink
Submitted by Miss Pamela Burnette, Mrs.Sheila White, Mrs.Sherrissa Pendleton on Apr 12 2018 09:20:59 AM
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Gladys & Leon Wilcox lit a candle on Apr 11 2018 01:55:19 PM
Our condolences and sympathy goes out to the Family
Submitted by Kelvin and Peggy Mills on Apr 11 2018 12:51:58 PM
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debby davis lit a candle on Apr 11 2018 12:00:47 PM
Uncle Willie I will miss you so very much and want to that you for the great memories that you gave me. I will for ever love you and you will always be in my heart. Love your niece Debra
Submitted by Debra Barner on Apr 11 2018 11:10:08 AM
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