Carol Norwood Barber “Nana”, 55, of Goldsboro passed away on Friday at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She is the daughter of the late Bobby and Peggy Guy Norwood. Jan as her friends and family called her, worked for 37 years at Wayne UNC Healthcare. She started in the cafeteria and worked her way to the top. She loved her work family. She was even upset when she was too sick to be involved in their latest conversion to EPIC. She was proud to be a super user.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 P.M. at The Bridge Goldsboro. The family asks that in honor of Jan that everyone wear bright colors to her celebration service.
Mrs. Barber is survived by: the love of her life, Ricky Barber Sr.; her children, Ricky Barber Jr. and girlfriend, Claudia Hernandez, Kelly Barber and wife, Tonya, and Sandy Barber all of Goldsboro; her brothers, Bobby Norwood Jr. and wife, Joyce of Holly Ridge and Randy Norwood and wife, Annette of Warsaw; sisters in law, Debbie Norwood and Dawn Murray all of Goldsboro; and grandchildren, Kristen Pereira, Makenzie Corbett, Ethan Corbett, Jordan Corbett, Jaxon Barber, and Levi Barber.
In addition to her parents, Jan was preceded in death by her brothers, Tony Norwood and Jeff Norwood.
The family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff at UNC Hospital Chapel Hill as well as the Doctors and staff at Southeastern Medical Oncology for their care for Mrs. Barber during her sickness.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, Cures for the Colors C/O SMOC 203 Cox Blvd, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Jan would want to encourage everyone to be an organ donor and a lifetime blood donor.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Barber family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com
Celebration of Life
The Bridge-Goldsboro Chapel
Thursday November 1st, 2018
1065 N. Berkeley Blvd.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to each of you . I did not know Jan that well but she looks so much like her Mom, same sweet smile, that I know she had to be a good person. God bless and keep you.
Submitted by Judy Guy Casteen on Nov 5 2018 04:18:14 PM
God has taken one of His flowers from the garden. Jan will be greatly missed, by many. My prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Faye on Nov 4 2018 06:01:21 AM
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Nancy Holloway lit a candle on Nov 1 2018 04:33:55 PM
Went to school with Jan she always was happy with that beautiful smile rest in peace my friend.
Submitted by Nancy Holloway on Nov 1 2018 04:33:17 PM
Ricky, Sr, Sorry to hear about Jan. I saw her a few years ago, just as sweet as ever. I remembered when the two of you married and the birth of your 1st child. I wish I could attend the services Thursday nite but I have a class.May God grant you and the children and the rest of the family strength to make it through this difficult time.
Mary Carmichael, Retired Nurse from Wayne Memorial Hospital
Submitted by Mary Carmichael on Oct 31 2018 08:59:13 PM
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Christy Smith lit a candle on Oct 31 2018 02:44:01 PM
Jan was my next door neighbor, I will sure miss that smile and brown eyes and she dressed so pretty. She was the most positive ladies I have ever known, even with all she had going with own health, she always ask me how I was doing with my health. The past few months we had a bad case of insomnia and would text each other back and forth and chit chat for a while, if she happened to see me on Facebook and knew I was awake. I will miss Jan more that I can put in words..it was just her time to go home, she is at peace and healthy again, with Mr. Bobby, Ms. Peggy, Jeff, and Tony.
Submitted by Tish on Oct 29 2018 11:33:58 PM
I will always remember Jan's smiling face and positive attitude. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. One precious recent memory I have is from a few weeks ago when there was a work breakfast to welcome a new director. I saw Jan there all dressed in her bright pink and she hugged my neck. It really meant a lot to me. I hated to hear of her passing but thankful for that last sweet memory of her.
Submitted by SHANNON HOLLAND on Oct 29 2018 04:38:56 PM
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