Micro – Mary SL Barnes Whitfield, age 90, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 in UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. Born April 30, 1928 in Wilson County she was a daughter of the late Rev. Elijah and Lenora Carter Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bristol Whitfield, Jr.; sons, Larry Whitfield, Rodney Whitfield, and Yogi Whitfield; daughter, Rhonda Davis; brothers, Willie Barnes, Clinton Barnes, Floyd Barnes, Andrew Barnes, Elijah Barnes, Jr., David Barnes, and George Barnes; and sisters, Vernell Parker, Odessa Williams, Blondie Barnes, Jeanette Sherrod, and Leanetta Knight. Mary was a member of Mount Sinai Holiness Church in Pine Level.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 in Temple Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Selma Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday just prior to the service.
Surviving are her sons, Teddy Barnes and wife Gina of Montross, VA, and Carlton Whitfield and wife Lorraine of Wilson; daughters, Brigitte Sinclair and husband Ronald of Micro, and Felicia Stancil and husband Kenneth of Selma; sister, Sarah Chappell of Clayton; thirty two grandchildren; sixty six great grandchildren; thirty one great great grandchildren; and a hostesses of nieces and nephews.