Barbara Lynn DeVries

December 17, 1954 - October 23, 2021
Barbara Lynn DeVries


Barbara Lynn DeVries was called home to heaven on October 22, 2021.

She was known for her sweet soul, kindness and having the biggest, most loving heart.

A time for visitation will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 12 Noon, till 1:00PM, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel

Barbara is survived by her son, John Calarco, daughter-in-law Rosalie Calarco, two grandchildren- Forrest and Lily Calarco, a daughter, Jennifer Calarco, her mother, Barbara Willin, sister Diane Salen, brother-in-law Rick Salen, her brother John DeVries, brother Steve McCeney, sister Kathy Coursey, and 9 nieces and nephews.

She will forever be remembered for her positive outlook on life no matter the circumstance that was grounded in her faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She always had a kind word and and if you thought she would say a harsh word, it was “kill them with kindness.” She always encouraged us in the hardest times and had an infectious laugh. We rejoice knowing she is whole again.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on 11AM, Saturday, November 6th, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, N.C., 28403, 910-791-9099.


Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021
11:00 AM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

Visitation

Saturday, November 6, 2021
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • November 09, 2021
    CAROLYN XANDER says:
    With special love and sympathy to all - I babysat all four on Hewitt Avenue - xo

  • November 11, 2021
    Kimberly McCall says:
    Miss Barb was my neighbor until a few months ago, and a delightful friend whose smile I looked forward to every day. Night owls, we’d giggle in the late hours, outside enjoying the breezes, the stars, and the little possum that eves dropped on our sometimes scandalous conversations. When the pandemic brought stress and isolation, our visits (from 10 feet away) were the sunshine that chased away the chill. Her indomitable spirit was undimmed by her months in the hospital. She returned with lessons in strength, courage, and a daily demonstration that love is multiplied when shared. I am so sorry I didn’t hear in time to attend the service and offer my condolences to her children, and tell them how she glowed and shined when sharing the stories a mother shares. She was so enamored and proud of them both. I pray she is rejoicing now, reunited with her favorite puppers, and keeping Heaven bright and full of laughter until we can see her again.