Jean Barnes Moore

Jean Barnes Moore


July 5,1936 – June 15, 2020

ARCHER LODGE – Lura Jean Barnes Moore passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020, after 83 years  as a wife, mom, and Nana to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a life-long resident of Archer Lodge and lived in the family homeplace, where she took her first and last breath.

                Jean was born on July 5, 1936, the last surviving child of Joshua Otis Barnes and Mary Cleo Thompson Barnes.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Nellie Reece Mulhollem, Bertha Castleberry, Larue Bridges, Charles Barnes, and her twin sister Laura Barnes, as well as her son-in-law Dell Edwards.   

She leaves behind a grateful and blessed family, including her husband, Glenn, whom she was married to for 63 years.  She and Glenn were high school sweethearts, graduating together from Corinth Holders High School in 1954.

               They were blessed with three children, Dara M. Edwards of Wendell, Lisa M. Barnes andher husband, Jeff, of Archer Lodge, and Jon Moore, and his wife, Kendall, of Durham.  Another great joy of her life was the time she spent with her six grandchildren, Hunter Barnes (Kim), Tucker Barnes (Paige), Will Edwards (Catherine), Ally Edwards, Nathan Moore, and Alyssa Moore, as well as the newest members of her family, her precious great-grandchildren, Jackson and Clara Barnes, and soon to arrive Tripp Barnes.

               Jean was also blessed with a wonderful musical talent and will be remembered for her many years of  dedication to White Oak Baptist Church’s music ministry, serving as pianist and organist for more than 30 years.

               In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to White Oak Baptist Church’s Designated  Music Fund, 13943 Buffalo Road, Archer Lodge, NC 27527.

The family would like to thank Helen Benson, her caregiver, as well as Griswold Home Care (Julie, Margie, Debra ,and Victoria), and Transitions Life Care (Suzanne).

A celebration of Jean’s life will take place at White Oak Baptist Church graveside.  The service will be held on Friday morning, June 19, 2020, at 11:00am. Livestream on  Friends are welcomed to come by and sign the register book on Thursday from 1-5 pm.  Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Joyce Johnson Davis Posted June 17, 2020 10:21 pm

    Dara & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of memories of your Mother. As a young girl I remember when your Mother was young & playing the piano for the church. I also remember when she played the organ & you played the piano. Ya’ll made beautiful music together. I also remember how she always dressed to a T for church. I was a young girl & I could not help to notice how good she always looked. She was one beautiful young lady. I see her traits in you two girls. May God bless you children as well as your Dad. He has been such a blessing to your Mom since she got sick….that’s why our marriage vows say in sickness & in health.

  • Carolyn Heath-Glover Posted June 18, 2020 7:43 am

    Jean was a lovely person. May her soul rest in Peace.

  • Susan Harrison Posted June 18, 2020 11:58 am

    To the Moore Family,
    My love to you all. Jean was a wonderful person, She loved her family so very much. Loved to hear her play the piano and organ in Church!! I remember my last visit with her it was wonderful!! May God bless you all now and forever!

  • Jimmy Boykin and Sue Posted June 18, 2020 1:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  • Betsy Lee House Posted June 18, 2020 5:37 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. So thankful our paths reconnected a few years ago, since second grade. I will always remember Jean in her beautiful red coat, Our once a month lunch meetings were so special.

  • Charles P Barnes Posted June 18, 2020 8:39 pm

    Uncle Glen, Dara, Lisa, Jon, and Family,
    The video tribute to Aunt Jean was awesome. We are praying for you all. May God Bless.
    Paul and Nancy Barnes

  • Betsy and Chuck Congleton Posted June 19, 2020 9:58 am

    Dara, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I remember Jean and you playing at our wedding 44 years ago 6-20-76. She was such a sweet person.

  • Mary MIzio Bevier Posted June 20, 2020 1:42 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mrs.Jean’s passing. Love, light and peace to you all from the Mizio Family.

  • Gene and Katherine Hester Posted June 20, 2020 4:44 pm

    .She was a remarkable lady.. We think her whole family is very special and are truly blessed to know you. Please know that we care deeply for all of you and pray for you at this difficult time.

  • Rebecca Brown DeVette Posted October 15, 2021 4:46 pm

    I went to East Carolina with Jean for one year..we kept in touch for a few years but always thought of her …she was so sweet to me and visited her home quite sorry I cant’ say hello to her ..I have a big wonderful family ,too and live in NC sorry

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