“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” 2nd Timothy 4:7
Mr.Terry Lee Barnes, son of the late Mr. James & Mrs. Clara Mae Barnes was born November 7, 1949 and departed this life Wednesday June 19, 2019 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, North Carolina. He was 69 years old.
Terry attended Lumberton City Schools and graduated from South Lumberton Junior-Senior High School in 1969, and from Robeson Community College with a degree in Masonry.
After graduation, he joined the US Army and after completing his tour. received an honorable discharge.
Terry worked for many years at Scottish Packing Company and Kash and Karry as one of their best meat cutters. Later he was employed and retired from West Lumberton Elementary School (PSRC).
A very humorous person, Terry kept his friends entertained with his witty jokes. He was a loving and caring person who enjoyed fishing with his brothers, nephews and close friends. He also enjoyed singing and playing around.
He loved the Lord and worked diligently at McCormick Chapel AME Church, Hilly Branch Baptist Church and in the community, volunteering at the Lumberton Christian Care Center. His life reflected the saying: If I can help somebody as I travel along, then my living will not be in vain. When Hurricanes Matthew and Florence hit Robeson County, he became a volunteer worker helping all who were struggling to get back on their feet.
Terry was faithful at his church Hilly Branch Missionary Baptist under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Joseph M. Dunham. He served in many capacities; the Male Choir President, Trustee, church custodian, and member and choir representative with the Big Six.
Terry belonged to Antioch Lodge #113 and Allen Mingo #325 Consistory. NC. Terry became a 33rd Mason in 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Terry met the love of his life Lasenia Smith Barnes and they were blessed to have three wonderful children whom they loved dearly. William “Tyke” Odom III, who preceded him in death, Monica Terell Barnes and Omeshia Barnes Adedara (David).
He leaves to cherish fond memories: His wife Lasenia, daughters Monica and Omeshia (David), his sister Linda Barnes, his brothers Donald (Lucille), Charles (Wanda) Barnes all of Lumberton, North Carolina; One step-sister and one step brother. Grandchildren Justin Odom, Tajinee Barnes, Lee Terrione Barnes; and Diondre Townsend all of Lumberton. Sisters-in-law: Alice Faye Evans (William) of Lumberton, North Carolina and Esteen Williams of Newburgh, New York; Brothers-in -law; Delano Smith of Lumberton North Carolina, Norman Smith (Terry), and Lacy Smith all of Charlotte, North Carolina; Aunts. Estella Brown, Winston-Salem NC; Joyce Brown of Kansas City, Missouri; Uncle; Willie Lee Brown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a host of other relatives and friends.