Mary Elizabeth "Pinky" Cotten Barber, age 88, of Moncure died Friday, August 14, 2020 at her home.
Mrs. Barber was born February 13, 1932 the daughter of Lessie Ernest Ila Waddell Cotten.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband; John Henry Barber; brothers Max, Wesley, L.E. and Cevie Cotten, sisters; Ernestine Hackney and Christine Sanders; grandson Jonathan Wayne Glosson and great granddaughter; Olivia Rae Barber.
Mary loved her family and was a member of Gum Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and giving her finished projects to loved ones. She also enjoyed reading and doing word searches. Mary loved watching the birds at her birdfeeders, especially the hummingbirds in the summer. She made the best sweet potato pies and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies in the world.
She was retired from Saco Lowell & Carter Weber.
She is survived by two daughters: Dianne Gaster of Moncure, and Debbie Glosson and husband Wayne of Moncure, two sons; Danny Barber and wife Gina of Cameron, and Ernest Barber of Moncure, grandchildren, John Gaster, Morrissa Barber, Daniel Barber, Mandi Nickell, Shelby Henderson, Taylor Barber, great grandchildren; Rylee Nickell, Brianna Gaster, Ryan Gaster, Will Pillow, Eli Nickell, Julia Henderson, Clara Barber, Evan Barber, and Jace Barber, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be Sunday August 16, 2020 at 1:00 at Gum Springs Baptist Church, 227 Gum Springs Church Rd, Moncure with Rev Bobby Bunce officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/f/surprise-barber-quad-squad
or the National Down Syndrome Foundation
Smith and Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Barber family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com