Jean Elizabeth Barefoot

June 18, 1930 - November 19, 2019
Jean Elizabeth Barefoot

Jean Elizabeth Barefoot, age 89, of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

She was born in Wilmington on June 18, 1930, the daughter of Sidney Rhodes Teachey and Ruth Mae Jarrell Teachey.

Jean was a lifelong member of the Pine Valley Church of God. She taught Sunday School for over 40 years starting from children to young married. Jean also sang in the choir for over 50 years and was a member of the Sonshine Trio along with her sister.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by her husband George C. Barefoot.

Jean is survived by her children Bill Boyd, Sr. and wife Lisa, Regina Faulk and husband Doug, Jr.; grandchildren Bill Boyd, Jr. and wife Susan, Jamie Boyd, Jonathan Faulk, Sydney Faulk and Christy Hicks and husband Brian; great grandchildren Haley Boyd, Grace Boyd, Clara Hicks, Carver Hicks and Cash Hicks. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ruth Horrell and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at a Visitation to be held from 6:00 PM till 8:00PM on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A Service to Celebrate Jean’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Pine Valley Church of God, 3810 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

Following the burial the family will receive friends at Jeans daughters home, 901 Robert E. Lee Drive, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401, in loving memory of Jean, would be greatly appreciated.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:00 PM

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Wilmington, North Carolina 28409
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Friday, November 22, 2019
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403

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  • November 21, 2019
    Elizabeth Ezzard says:
    Regina- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 03, 2019
    Linda Ward Von Cannon lit a candle:
    Lit since December 3, 2019 at 12:57:32 AM

  • November 28, 2019
    Jay and Deborah Hockenbury says:
    To Regina, Bill, Mary Ruth and Family: Sincere condolences over the passing of Jean. Her teaching and singing was such a great witness and blessing to both Deborah and myself as young Christians. How the Holy Spirit did fall on the congregation when the Sunshine Trio sang. One I still remember, "In Times Like These". Our prayer is for God to strengthen and sustain you during this time of bereavement Love in Christ, Jay and Deborah

  • November 23, 2019
    Jenese Miller says:
    My first thought when I heard of Jeans homegoing was that she had finally met the One she sang about for so many years. She has seen her beloved George, her parents, and loved ones. Prayers of comfort for those who will be missing her so much in the coming days.

  • November 22, 2019
    Lynda Sullivan Hanson Macivor says:
    So sorry for your loss, Jean was my neighbor, mentor and friend. As a young shy insecure child, she encouraged me to sing and participate in church activities , helping give me some much needed self confidence. A beautiful example of a Proverbs woman