Barbara Jo McGuire

Barbara Jo McGuire

Barbara Jo McGuire
June 23, 1938 – December 10, 2022

Barbara Jo McGuire passed away on December 10, 2022 at the age of 84.  Barbara is survived by her son Robert McGuire Jr. of Monroe NC, grandson David Reed and wife Amelia Reed of Morehead City NC, grandson Russell McGuire and wife Tina McGuire of Radford VA, granddaughter Ashley McGuire of Abington VA, great grandchildren Chandler Asbury, Alyssa Asbury, Tommi Shae Reed, Guion Capehart, and Briggs Reed, great great grandchild Cayden Asbury.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Baxter and Isabel Duncan, and her husband of 49 years Robert Martin McGuire Sr., and daughter Terri Lynn Owen.  Barbara was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother who loved her family dearly.  She would always do whatever she could to make sure that her family knew that she was always there for them and would express her love to them regularly. Barbara was also a devout Christian who would study the word of God daily. She would not pass up a chance to spread the gospel to anyone that she encountered, and her infectious smile and warm hugs would certainly brighten anyone’s day.

She was a member of Rocky Cross Holiness church and was the greeter there for several years.  Barbara was not just a member; she was family, and her community and church family never missed a chance to let her know just how much she was loved.  She touched many lives throughout her time here on earth, and for that her memory will live in many hearts forever.  Barbara Jo McGuire will be celebrated and have a going home service held on Thursday December 15, 2022, 6:30 PM at Rocky Cross Holiness Church in Zebulon NC.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591.


  • Rev. & Ms. Larry B. Massey Posted December 14, 2022 12:28 am

    Sis. Barbara was such a blessing to us and our church. Nothing could compare to her gentle hug and warm smile each time you would see or greet her. We loved her dearly and she will be missed. She will always live on in our hearts and treasure the life she lived and her love for Jesus. Our condolences and prayers go out to her family and all who loved her.

  • Ingrid Adams Posted December 14, 2022 12:43 pm

    Sister Barbara was a beautiful light in this world! She always had a warm hug and a smile that would light up the room. She made everyone feel loved and like family. I am honored to have known her and will miss her tremendously. My prayers are with all her family and loved ones. .

  • Steve and Jill Massey Posted December 14, 2022 12:56 pm

    Mrs. Barbara was the warm light of every room she entered. What a blessing she was to Rocky Cross Holiness, the Pilot community, and to us personally. She was a model of adoring worship and humble service, an example to all who knew her. With love, we rejoice in the assurance that she is praising Jesus like only she could and that we will see her again one day soon.

  • Rev. & Ms. David B. Eichacker. Posted December 14, 2022 2:20 pm

    Sis. Barbara a woman who made it a part of her life to greet people at the door before they went into the Sanctuary to have a seat. Her warm smile and her laugh said it all. She would even lift me up when it came to preaching, you could tell by her smile and her hugs that she was a true Christian who loved Jesus and she would always witness to me before preaching. I would have to say she might just be greeting people in Heaven with that same smile and saying welcome home with a handshake.

  • Kevin and Sharon Ray Posted December 14, 2022 4:34 pm

    Ms. Barbara – oh what a blessing you were. An absolutely amazing Christian woman. Most times I’d go see her she was reading her Bible. We had a very special connection from the time we met. Thankful to God for sending her to Rocky Cross Holiness Church those years ago. She had such a sweet spirit and gave the best hugs as our church greeter for many years. We will forever be grateful for the opportunity to have shared our life with hers. She always called me her angel girl. She will be tremendously missed. Our hearts are broken as we have lost a very dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and all her loved ones. We love you Ms. Barbara!

  • Judy Mincey Perry Posted December 14, 2022 7:30 pm

    I only had the honor of knowing Ms. Barbara for 2 months but oh what a impression she made on me. I also had the honor of sitting with her ND helping her at home every day. This wasn’t a job for me but a complete joy to be able to see her every day and do our Bible study together. Ms. Barbara you are going to be so missed by me and from everyone that had the honor to know you. I fell in love with this woman in 2 months a d we hugged and said I love you to each other every day before I left her. She was such a great mentor bit above all she was a great friend. I love you Ms. Barbara!!

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