BURGAW – Pearl Johnson Barnhill, 97, of Burgaw, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. She had served long and departed her earthly life for her reward on Heaven’s shore.
She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Pender County, the daughter of Egbert and Mattie Woodcock Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Lawrence Edison Barnhill; sister, Flora Anderson; and brothers, Alton, Hubert, Johnnie and David Johnson.
Pearl was a member of Atkinson High School class of 1935. For many years she worked with her brother- and sister-in-law, Johnnie and Lois Johnson, in the grocery and florist business.
She was a faithful member of and loved Burgaw Baptist Church. She also was a member of the Burgaw Home Demonstration Club. She enjoyed homemaking, working in her yard, crafting and visiting family and friends. She enjoyed her porch, which became her window to the world. She was a strong, caring lady and will be missed.
Mrs. Barnhill is survived by her son, Roy (Jackie); her sister, Wilma Day; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home, 308 W. Fremont St., Burgaw, N.C. A service will follow at 11 a.m., led by the Rev. Richard Phillips and the Rev. Gerald Morton. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park
Memorial gifts may be made to Burgaw Baptist Church, PO Box 385, Burgaw, NC 28425, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.