Nina Rouse Barnhill

December 29, 1942 - May 5, 2017
Nina Rouse Barnhill


Nina Rouse Barnhill, born December 29, 1942, passed away May 5, 2017 after courageously battling a lengthy illness and in her own special way never complained once, she entered heaven’s gate peacefully surrounded by her family.

Her sons and daughter express an enormous void in their hearts and lives with their mothers passing, describing her as loving, kind, hardworking, dedicated, faithful, a source of inspiration, and strength. In addition to be being fondly remembered as a great mother and grandmother (her family meant everything to her), Nina Barnhill was a true Christian Lady who truly lived her life in honor of His holy name. She was a stranger to none, she loved everyone. “In Jesus name, Amen”.

She was the daughter of the late John and Helen Rouse.
She is survived by her children, Freddie Barnhill (Spouse Lynn); Johnny Barnhill (Spouse Kristi); and Angela Barnhill (Spouse: Mike); her grandchildren, Andrew, Erica, Anna (Spouse Sean) Jessica & Austin; her siblings John Rouse, Betty Saunders, Maria Rhodes, Brenda Leonard, and Teresa Rouse.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Gene Rouse, William Rouse, Fay Landi and Wanda Costin.

Visitation will be at The Pentecostals of Wilmington, 3615 Chippenham Drive, Monday, May 8, 2017 between 6 and 8 pm, Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Burial will follow at Oleander Gardens following the service.

Pastor Reginald Cobia; Pastor Jeff Hoge; and Pastor Floyd Morris Officiating.

Pallbearers will be, Michael Gutschenritter, Andrew Henry, Austin Barnhill, Roy Hawkins, Roy Lee Barnhill, Jerry Saunders and Keith Saunders.

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  • May 07, 2017
    Jane and Don Croom says:
    Freddie, Johnny and Darlene, we are so sorry to hear about Nina but have no doubt that she is in the presence of the Lord. God bless you all and we love you.

  • May 07, 2017
    Jerry Godwin says:
    Sorry to hear of Nenas' passing, I always enjoyed our talks when she worked at the hardware store and talking with her when her and Jackson were on their daily walk. she will be greatly missed

  • May 07, 2017
    Maggie Williams Asbell says:
    Nina was a friend of my mother Christine Williams. I remember her as a very sweet, kind lady. Two friends joined together again in heaven.

  • May 07, 2017
    Marie Rhodes says:
    I miss my sister ,I always looked up to her.She Loved Jesus with all her heart and shared​ him with everyone. She always had aglow about her.Love you sister .

  • May 08, 2017
    Nell Burns says:
    Marie, We are so sorry to hear about the death of your beautiful sister Nina. She is a pretty lady and we are sure she is loved by many. May God be with you all. Love Nell Burns and Aunt Daisy