Linda Joyce Carlton

October 16, 1950 - June 30, 2022
Linda Joyce Carlton

Linda Joyce (Barnes) Carlton, 71, passed away June 30, 2022, at Columbia Medical Center, Columbia, SC. She was born on October 16, 1950, to Earl Elijah and Sylvia Grey (Creech) Barnes in Greenville, NC. She was predeceased by her husband Marvin Carlton, Sr.; two brothers, Gary Barnes, and Johnny Barnes (Angie Barnes); two sisters, Wendy Barnes, and Rachel Wynn (Stacy Wynn); nephew, William O. Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Angela Allen, (Dominic Allen, deceased), granddaughter, Tiffany Calliste (Michael Calliste), her brother, Walter “Sonny” Barnes (Donna Hewit), two great-grandchildren (and one on the way) Matteo and Kobi Calliste; nieces, Theresa Ballard, Wendy Willis, Nicola Delice, and April Farmintino; nephews, Antonio Jenkins and Bilal Jenkins and a host of great nieces and nephews.

Linda was born in Greenville, NC and later moved to Wilmington, NC with her family. She spent most of her life between Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Leland NC. She worked as a bartender when she was younger and most of her working days were spent as a housekeeper/environmental services for hotels and hospitals. She enjoyed sewing baby blankets, crafting teddy bears, and gift baskets as hobbies and side hustles. She would keep piggy banks and always had “change” jars. She was softhearted and would give and do for her loved ones even when she barely had enough for herself. Linda was always forgiving of others even when unjustifiable. Although kind, she did not bite her tongue often. She was quick to say what was on her mind.

Later in life Linda lived with her sister Rachel, which she shared a close bond with. The two were almost inseparable. After Rachel passed Linda lived with her daughter Angela and son-in-law Dominic in Tifton, Georgia. Following Georgia, they moved to Columbia SC.

Nothing made Linda happier than spending time with her great grandsons, playing with Matteo or feeding Kobi gave her the biggest smiles. Spoiling “her babies” brought her the most joy.

A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, September 3, 2022, 2:00 PM, at Wilmington Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791-9099.

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  • September 11, 2022
    Tiffany says:
    I'm so sorry to find out that your gone. It's crazy I was looking through the obituaries trying to find one of my coworkers and I came across your name. It hit me hard as tears fell down my face. You were a wonderful person and would give the shirt off your back to anyone and always said what was on your mind and I'm glad that I got to hold on to some memories of you. I wish I still had Facebook and I wish I would of found out sooner than later that you was gone. God has his angel now. Tiffany Angie and the rest of family my condolences to you.

  • September 01, 2022
    Janet McBride says:
    My condolences to you and your family

  • September 01, 2022
    Want to give my luv to the family and thanks for letting her share her luv with as I was a child

  • September 01, 2022
    Deborah Davis says:
    My prayers goes out to the family ,Nanny will truly be missed by many, love you all.