Today we pause to pay tribute to the life and legacy of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Freeman Barber, who began his journey through life on Tuesday, September 15, 1936. He was born in Northampton County, North Carolina to the parentage of the late Andrew and Lenora Robinson Barber.
Freeman was educated in the Northampton County School System. Being reared in a Christian home, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Personal Savior, at an early age and united in fellowship with the Boone’s Chapel Baptist Church, Jackson, North Carolina. Freeman was united in Holy Matrimony to Viola Hargrove. This union was blessed with the birth of two children.
As life progressed, he relocated his family to Newark, New Jersey, where he worked in steel fabrication. Later in life, he relocated to Richmond, Virginia, where for a number of years, he was employed with the City of Richmond, until his retirement. To be closer to his roots, Freeman eventually settled in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Spending quality time with his family and friends, brought him great joy. He loved people and never met a stranger. He enjoyed a good laugh and possessed many characteristics that could easily brighten up anyone’s day.
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to. sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey is quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord. On Sunday evening, October 18, 2020; after an onset illness, Freeman peacefully transitioned from this earthly life; while in the care of Northampton Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, North Carolina. He now reunites with a host of relatives and friends who have preceded him in death, including: his parents; step-mother, Ola Mae Barber; grandson, Jerome Britt, Jr. and several siblings.
“Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away.” We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that he would wipe all tears from our eyes: his children, Brenda Barber-Bryant (William) of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Bernard (Carmen) of Colorado and Jerome Britt, Sr. of Seaboard, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Tynell, Chindria, Lance, Shonda and Samantha; nine great-grandchildren; six brothers; seven sisters, special nieces, Diane Barber-Pittman, Linda Barber-Smith, Emma Barber and Deborah Latham; a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Barber's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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