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Neldra Barefoot

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Mrs. Neldra Barefoot, 86, went to be with Jesus Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Novant Medical Center, Bolivia.  She was born in Brunswick County, Dec. 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Grady Vernon Smith and Leatha Simmons Smith.

Neldra was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Johnson Barefoot; her parents; two brothers, Culbert Smith and Bennie Harold Smith; and three sisters, Edna Woodard, Willie Mae Wilson and Betty Pace.

She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She retired from National Spinning after 35 years.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Cornerstone Original Freewill Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy Bryson, Revs. Cory Boyd and Wayne Faulk officiating. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 prior to her service at the church.  Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. Burial will be in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park. Peacock Funeral Home is serving the family.

She is survived by her son, Donald Barefoot and wife, Mary, of Wilmington; her daughter, Martha Bennett and husband, Darryl, of Lake Waccamaw; one  sister, Janette Long of Supply; two grandchildren, John Stevens and wife, Tammy, of Whiteville, Christina Bless and husband, Richard, of Wilmington; and four great grandchildren, Destinee Stevens, Blake Stevens, Christiana Bless and Ava Bless.

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