James Francis ‘Big Jimmy’ Barrett Sr., 65, had a way with words and vivacious personality

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James Frances Barrett Sr.
James Frances Barrett Sr.

James ‘Big Jimmy’ Francis Barrett Sr., 65, of Castle Hayne, passed from his earthly life on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born January 10, 1951, in Wilmington, the youngest of four children born to Robert Raymond Barrett and Edith Eason Barrett.

James, affectionately called ‘Big Jimmy,’ loved his family in his own special way. Having a way with words and a vivacious personality, Big Jimmy always spoke what was on his mind. Fond memories of Big Jimmy will forever remain in our hearts.

James is survived by his son, James F. ‘Little Jimmy’ Barrett Jr.; grandchildren, James F. ‘Jimmy’ Barrett III, Alisha Nicole Barrett, Alysha Harts Carroll and Aaron James Harts; three great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.

A gathering of family and friends and time of sharing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.

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