Betty Anne McLendon Barnhill age 88 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.
She was born at Ashton Crossroads near Burgaw, NC on November 15, 1930 to A.A. McLendon and Berta Batson McLendon. She was the widow of Walter G. Barnhill who passed away on November 20, 2014, they were married for 64 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Walter Neil Barnhill and brothers A.A, Jr. and George McLendon.
She is survived by her son Randy Barnhill and wife Jennifer of Tallahassee, FL; and her daughter Melody Barnhill of Wlmington; eight grandchildren and five great grandchldren; sister, Margaret Holland of Winston, GA and sister-in-laws, Barbara Barnhill and Cleta McLendon.
Betty was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church for 55 years where she served on many committees, and was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. Being a wife, mother, and homemaker were her greatest accomplishments. Serving the Lord and teaching her children and grandchildren about the Bible and to be giving was her greatest love. Betty enjoyed sewing, needlework and smocking, and she loved her dog “Chase”, who became her therapy dog while seeking many treats.
A Memorial service will be held 3 pm Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Winter Park Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Mark Teachey. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 to 3.
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