Johnnie Ellington Barber CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Barber, 85, of Charlotte, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Lawyers Glen Assisted Living in Mint Hill, NC. The funeral service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Dulin's Grove Advent Christian Church, with the Reverend Glennon Balser, Reverend Brent Carpenter, and Reverend Matt Broadway officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Barber was born on October 7, 1927, in Mint Hill to the late John W. and Almeda Ellington. She graduated from Wingate College in 1947, and was a devoted employee to Charlotte Air Craft Corp. for over 43 years. Mrs. Barber was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Mills Monroe Barber, Sr.; a daughter, Glenda Barber McManus; her son, Mills M. Barber, Jr.; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are her daughter, Janice Barber Helms and husband, Dr. Don Helms, of Lumberton, NC; grandchildren, Kim M. Smith, R.L. McManus, Jr., Chris McManus, Brette Barber, Laura Barber and Evan Barber; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to Dulin's Grove Advent Christian Church, 11200 Arlington Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28227. Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Mar. 17, 2013