Barney James Lewis

December 5, 1950 - June 21, 2019
Barney James Lewis


Barney James Lewis, age 68 of Wilmington went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, June 21, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

He was born in Wilmington on December 5, 1950 to the late Robert Jesse Lewis and Margaret Isabell Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Anne Barr Lewis; daughter, Stephanie Ennis (Mike); son, Steven Lewis (Christina); grandson, Mikey Ennis and Samuel & Andrew Lewis; sister, Nancy Boyd (Bob) and brother R.J. Lewis (Faye).

Barney, a lifelong Wilmingtonian, enjoyed playing baseball & soccer for New Hanover High School. After graduating in 1969, he attended UNC-W where he also played soccer.

Barney had been active at Grace United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Bible Sunday School Class, had served as a trustee and had helped to facilitate Beth Moore Bible Studies.

He cherished his wife, loved his children and adored his grandsons. His smile and great sense of humor will always be remembered.

Memorial service will be 4:30 Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Grace United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Grace UMC 401 Grace St. Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • June 25, 2019
    Janet Evans Farrior says:
    I am so sad to hear of Barney’s death. He was just so kind and never met a stranger! My prayers are with his family. We will all see him in Heaven.

  • June 30, 2019
    Hitemus Felix says:
    Dear Lewis Family, I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each and every one of you and give you peace, comfort and understanding during this very difficult season. Know that you guys will be in my family and I thoughts and prayers.

  • June 30, 2019
    Shelley Whitlow says:
    Ann & family, we were so sorry to hear of Barneys passing. He was such a wonderful person and seemed to never meet a stranger. We are praying for you and the family.

  • June 28, 2019
    Rich & Heddy Reichardt says:
    We will miss Barney. It was always expected that we would get a hug from him when we saw him. We enjoyed working with him at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and will miss the smile he always had. He left us too soon.

  • June 27, 2019
    Bob Stroud on youth soccer I learned so much from him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. says:
    Ann, Stephanie Stephen and your families III am so sorry to hear of Barneys passing. I can remember the last time I saw him with Ann at one of the box stores in town. I will always treasure our time working together