Marion Elizabeth Oden Barrett

Marion "May May" Elizabeth Oden Barrett, 59, of 201 Alden Drive, Jacksonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

A 1972 graduate of New Bern High School, she was a member of Undenominational Pentecostal Holiness Church-Rocky Run and attended Sanctuary of Jacksonville.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oscar's Memorial Chapel. A private burial will be held at a later date.

She is survived by two sons, Gregory Barrett of Durham and William Barrett, II of Jacksonville; a daughter, Shanita Scott of Knightdale; three brothers, Christopher Turman of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lawrence Turman and Riley Oden, both of New Bern; five sisters, Katherine Barber of Brooklyn, N.Y., Carolyn Davis, Sandra Conoway, Sharon Nevels and Vernell Bryant, all of New Bern; and nine grandchildren.

Viewing will be from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at Oscar's Mortuary.

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Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2013