Barbara Jean Hairston

September 19, 1937 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 84)


Our beloved Barbara Jean Hairston, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin,and friend, answered God's call on, Friday, December 3, 2021 at Compass Healthcare and Rehab, Spencer, NC.  Ms. Barb was born on September 19, 1937 to the late Mamie Hairston Archie.  She attended Dunbar High School and enjoyed working in the Rowan/Salisbury Schools maintenance department for many years until her retirement.

She was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she served for many years on the usher board, kitchen committee, and missionary ministries.  She was also an active member of the Hairston Clan Family Reunion committee, Salisbury branch. She volunteered at the Salvation Army for many years before her health declined.

She was very well known at the Compass Healthcare facility where she resided for five years.  She met many new friends at the facility and thoroughly enjoyed the many activities provided, especially bingo games.

In addition to her loving mother, she is preceded in death by sisters, Laura Lizzie Hairston and Emma Archie Hunter.

We shall forever keep our beloved Barbara Jean Hairston in our hearts as she will be solely missed by her children, Judy Phillips (John), and Tommy H. Hairston, Sr. (Velveeta); her grandchildren; Charles Dillard,(Susan); Claytonia Dillard, Rebecca Wright Hairston, Tommy H. Hairston, Jr., John Phillips, Jr. (Shashonda), Yolanda Nunn, Janeen Reid, and  Damond Reid; her sisters, Rev. Ruby Steele and Hazel Chambers, her brother, Harvey Archie, her brother-n-law, Bernard Hunter, her 12 great grandchildren and her 4 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and her many, many friends.

Home going service for our beloved Barbara will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Salisbury, NC, Visitation: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral begins promptly at 1:30 p.m.   Rev. Dr. David L. Bracken, pastor, eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be held at the funeral home on, Friday, December 10, 2011 from 1 p.m to 5 p.m.

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Funeral Service
December 11, 2021

1:30 AM
P.M. Masks (Jerusalem Baptist Church, Salisbury, NC)

December 11, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
P.M. Masks (Jerusalem Baptist Church, Salisbury, NC)

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