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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Faye, I will keep you and the family in prayer. Willie was very special and near and dear to our hearts. His smile and his way of making us laugh will be well remembered Once you met Willie Lee, he left a lasting impression on you. He had a kind and generous heart and never bothered a soul and would share his last with you or those in need. May God wrap his loving arms around you and the family and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Here for you always and just a phone call away.
Submitted by Crissy Jones Stewart on Apr 11 2018 08:20:55 AM
Crissy Jones Stewart (Cousin Crissy) lit a candle for Mr. Willie Lee Barner
Crissy Jones Stewart (Cousin Crissy) lit a candle on Apr 11 2018 08:09:05 AM
May you rest in Heavenly peace my dear cousin you will be greatly missed I will remember all the times we shared we always had jokes for each other when we got together.. memories live on love always
Submitted by Maxine Hawkins &Family on Apr 11 2018 07:08:28 AM
I'm very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences a family will face. Please know that others care and pray you gain much strength, Psalm 29:11. Oh how we yearn for the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Christ voice and come out, John 5:28,29.
Submitted by Nicole on Apr 10 2018 10:10:12 PM
I want to send my deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Willie Lee Barner.
The bible tells us we can gain comfort from God, even during times of sorrow. We can pray to our heavenly father for help to cope with the sorrow felt from the death of a loved one.
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.
The bible also promises that God “will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” (Revelation 21:4) How comforting and reassuring that is!
May you find comfort by relying on our heavenly father and learning more about the blessings of God's kingdom.
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Submitted by KBattle on Apr 10 2018 07:13:54 PM
Willie Lee was someone you met once and never forgot afterwards! He was genuine and loved his family and others very much. My mother (Rethella Barner Wyche) had a close relationship with Willie Lee, and they shared many happy moments together. "Willie Lee, we love you cuz! Rest in Peace!"
Submitted by Dr. Terence Wyche on Apr 10 2018 06:18:03 PM
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