Condolences for Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Barrett

Judy Taylor posted on 11/12/18

Shirley & family. So very sorry for your loss. Extended family shows up too & leaves an imprint through presence, tone, & grace. Both Ronnie & you always did that. So sorry. May each of you find comfort through the special memories you share. In prayer, gratitude, & love.


Sue Stroud Davis posted on 11/12/18

Dear Shirley, Bebe and Jennifer, I don't know exactly where to start. I know you are smiling cause you know why. Mr. Ronnie was one of the nicest men I have ever known. He always had a smile, a kind word, a joke, and always asked about the family cause he knew us all. He knew Daddy growing up and always asked about him and I'd always tell Daddy and he'd say what a good man Mr. Ronnie was. Then all the good times we all had at Hobgood Academy at the ballgames, yelling, harrassing the refs over our girls and cheering them on. Then on to working days at Royster Clark seeing him walk in (for Wyatt Quarles) and always laughing telling me to put in a good word for him with my boss and I always did and boasted on his good work until I left work there to come back home and farm again. He always made the comment and told everybody how I came back and started farming again, helping my husband and could drive anything and do anything needed to help. I know how much you are going to miss him. There isn't a day go by that I don't miss Daddy and this year has flown by. But know he will always be with you in your heart and your wonderful memories that will keep you going forever, every holiday the best subject to talk about is old times and "the good old days". I will be praying for you all but I've also learned over time that sometimes it is better to pray God will take the one we love as much as it will hurt because we know they have given all they could give and their journey is at an end with us but just beginning with the Lord. So know my love and prayers are with you all especially during the holidays coming up and hope to see you one day out and about. God Bless you all Love, Sue Stroud Davis


Joan Garrison posted on 11/11/18

Such a dear, sweet and kind man. Our condolences to you Bebie and your family. He will be in your hearts forever. Joan and Brian


Marie Bunting Cowey posted on 11/9/18

So sorry for your loss. Our family thought the world of Ronnie. He was a great person and loved by so many. I know you will miss him. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.


The family of Bettie Mae Bailey posted on 11/7/18

Always good-natured and personable, Ronnie will remain an iconic memory to all of us. He will be greatly missed but fondly recalled.


Spencer Eugene Raynor posted on 11/7/18

Ms Shirley, Bebe, and other family members. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working for Mr. Ronnie for a long time. I always told him that remember going to the building before his house as a little boy and getting a cube of sugar. I told him I didn't know what it was for but I wanted another. We would laugh and move on to something else. Anyone who has ever met him will never forget him. My life is richer for knowing him. Again, I am sorry for our loss.


Lee and Jennifer Beach posted on 11/7/18

Mrs. Shirley, Bebie, Jennifer and family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with the world! There aren't many childhood memories without Mr. Ronnie's contagious smile, words of wisdom, and laughter. He made everyone he encountered feel special and loved! What a blessing he was to so many! He'll be greatly missed! Love to you all!


Mary Ellen and Julian Padgette posted on 11/7/18

Shirley, Bebie and Jennifer, our deepest condolence to you. Many good memories we have of Ronnie. May God give you comfort with your sweet memories during this difficult time.


Jennie Rollins posted on 11/7/18

I am so sorry to hear this, I loved him. When my daughter, Jennifer, was between 3 and 5 years old, I remember him telling me how beautiful she was. He used to see us at the Hobgood ballgames. Each and every time I have seen him since then he has always hugged my neck and told me once again how beautiful she was. Besides my daddy, he has always been one of the sweetest men I know. I will always remember his sweet face. I will cherish my hugs from him. He was loved and he will be missed. Love, Jennie Rollins.


WALTER BOLDEN posted on 11/6/18

BeBie, I offer my condolence to you and your family. I never met your father however meeting you is a reflection of his and your love for Christ. Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God.


Vicky & Gene Braddy posted on 11/6/18

Jennifer, We did love your Dad so much. Before I retired, whenever I worked in Roanoke Rapids I loved Chinese food and saw your Dad all the time. I think he loved it as much as I do. He would tell me all about how you were doing whenever I saw him. He did love his family so much! So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family!



Tasha Wiggins posted on 11/6/18

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Ronnie, he was always such a nice & kind hearted person every time I saw him. May God continuously bless each of you as you go thru this difficult time.


Liz Whitfield posted on 11/6/18

Dearest Shirley, Heartfelt compassion for you and the family! God bless you throughout this difficult time. Sending love and prayers. Liz


Rick Smith posted on 11/6/18

Some of my very best memories are with you all and Mr. Ronnie keeping us entertained. An extraordinary man in every way and his selfless help to me and my family during my own parent's death will never be forgotten. Mr. Ronnie touched so very many lives in the most positive and rewarding ways possible: Laughter and genuine friendship. He will always have a special place in my heart! Prayers to all of you but i know Ronnie left a lagacy of cherished memories and wonderful times.



Dollie Harrell Bland posted on 11/6/18

Ms. Shirley and family I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Ronnie passing away. He was always smiling and kind to me and my family. I pray that God will bless you and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Cheryl (Nichols) Robertson posted on 11/6/18

Such a wonderful man and a loving family. He will be missed. Mother and Daddy always loved the Barrett family!


Pamela Tutor posted on 11/6/18

So sorry to hear the news of Mr. Ronnie's passing! Praying for the family. He was loved by so many!


Jim Westmoreland posted on 11/6/18

Mr. Ronnie lived a life of joy....he added joy to the lives of others and to mine....what a great ECU basketball fan and Dad....I am a better person having known him


Chris Daniels posted on 11/6/18

Ronnie was a special part of my growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Barrette family. Love, Chris Daniels and family


Jeri Reed Williams posted on 11/6/18

My deepest condolences to the family. He has such a special place in my hear as his Dad does. A great man that will be missed by so very many.


Gene White posted on 11/6/18

Sending my condolences to the Barrett family. It's been quite a few years since I've seen Mr Ronnie. He was always laughing and carrying on, I know he will be missed.



Paula and Robert Walters posted on 11/5/18

So sorry to hear about Ronnie. You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers.


Frankie Bunting posted on 11/5/18

Prayers for the Barrett family. The loss of a very good man.


S.M. "Buzzie" Worsley posted on 11/5/18

My heart goes out to the Barrett family, Shirley, Bebie, Jennifer. Ronnie was a special guy and I carry lots of memories of our times together. I'll see you later "Cuz", don't know exactly when. Ronnie's last words to me were "I love you Buzzie" and I loved you too Ronnie. May God be with you.