Barbara Christine Hemmings departed this earth for her rightful place with the Lord at Glenbridge Health and Rehab on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Following a lengthy illness, Barbara was surrounded by her family members as she fought her final fight.
Barbara was born in Forsyth County, NC on April 2,1940 to Howard Wesley Hemmings and Jewel Brown Hemmings.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a baby sister, Sandra Sue, a brother, Wesley Gray, and her stepfather, Marvin Olson.
She is survived by a brother, H.D."Buzz" Hemmings, a very special friend Cora Stanley, a niece from Boone, Melissa Helms, and two other nieces.
Barbara was always the life of the party. While living with a lifelong illness, she never complained and always managed to crack jokes to keep her family and nurses on their toes. She was always aware of the ice cream treats her family would bring her in her last days. She would ask "what have you got in that bag?" when she suspected they might be carrying a cup of chocolate ice cream.
Barbara came to know the Lord in her final years and asked to be baptized. She frequently asked her family members to pray with her. While she will be missed, she will be living with Jesus and her family in Heaven.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Barbara's cremated remains will be interred at Woodland Cemetery in Winston-Salem, NC.
Austin and Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Hemmings family.