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Barbara Jean Everett, was born to Aggest Lee Everett and Delia Jordan Everett, on July 26, 1955, in Seaboard, North Carolina. Barbara Jean would go on to create a book of, life full of memories and love for 62 years. Her early chapters of life included graduating from Gumberry High School, partying with her sisters, driving school buses for Northampton County, working with her sister making dresses for her daughter/nieces and being the family protector!
Barbara's Book of Life is filled with many chapters. While there are chapters that cover Love, Sorrow, Happiness and Triumph; it's within her chapter titled Family that we see the essence of Barbara. Stories about how she reared her one and only child, Monique Everett. How she watched her grow and blososm into the proud woman she is today; the pride in her voice, her strength to the world. Tales about helping to rear her two handsome grandsons; each having a section filled with precious memories. Clayton Jr., her towering oldest grandson turning into a young man. Watching him take his first steps, attending his games and seeing the greatness within him. Bryceson, her youngest grandson, but the valiant of them all! Her go-getter, grandma's baby and her defender; the one who kept her on her toes! Followed by a loving story that started just a year ago; the arrival of her sweet granddaughter Ma'at. Barbara would tell us about her first cries, seeing her kick and holding her close to her heart, as she did her very own daughter. Pages and pages of stories of traveling as a family from Raleigh to Texas, her first time on an airplane and watching God move within them.
Then we come to a section just for her siblings! Morris, Crandall, Leon, John and Ricky; laughing with them, remember mom and dad while sitting out on their land that she loves so much. Her dear sisters, Annette, the baby and Carroll Faye, the stories of their adventures would fill pages. All while her niece, Fee-Fee (Felicia) drove and guided them everywhere they wanted to go. The words describing how they shopped, laughed, and dressed alike; letting everyone know the E.V.E.R.E.T.T sisters are here would spring to life and dance right off the pages. What you wouldn't find are the words in-laws. Barbara loved her extended sisters: Mildred, Melissa, Marcia, and Regina, as her own. Her extended brother, James is one of her closest friends.
There are also stories about her nieces and nephews that she loved like her own. Taking them in, letting them drive her red Ford Taurus or running around or through her home. Barbara Jean's front porch was the gathering place for all her nieces and nephew. Straight up the path to Barbara Jean's! She had a special bond with her nephew, Jamel, who she fondly called 'Birthday Boy' , as they shared the same date of birth.
These stories have been told in heaven by her parents Aggest Lee Everett and Delia Jordan Everett, who has preceded her in death . Brother, McClary and sister, Marie looked forward to her arrival, to hear the stories of their siblings and how the family has grown. Her granddaughter waits, with open arms, to be held by her grandmother forevermore.
Her life stories live in the hearts and memories of: her daughter, Monique Everett (Marcus Melvin); grandsons, Clayton Issac, Jr. and Bryceson Melvin; granddaughter, Ma'at Melvin; sisters, Annette Gray (James), Carol Faye Everett and extended sister, Mildred Everett; brothers, Morris Lee Everett, John Lee Everett (Regina), Crandall Everett (Marcia), James Ricky Everett (Melissa) and Leon Everett (Stephanie); uncle, Marco Everett; aunts, Eunice Johnson, Brenda Everett and Bertha Everett; a host of other relatives and friends.
Generations after, will hear stories of Barbara Jean. Her life will continue in our Book of Life as we live. Giving everlasting life to our friend, aunt, sister, grandmother and mother Barbara Jean Everett.