Mrs. Violet Flora Barrett, age 90, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018. She has now gone home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Violet was born in Cartersville, GA on July 10, 1927 to the late Will and Mary Lou Self Lingerfelt. She loved life, meeting people, and talking to people. Violet grew up on a farm and later moved to Atlanta, where she lived with her aunt. She worked there and later met and married John Henry Barrett, Sr. on June 30, 1950. They were married for 51 years. When Violet was young and married with small children at home, she enjoyed helping with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and camping trips. She taught Sunday school with the little ones and helped with the school projects. Violet enjoyed planning trips for her family and traveling was a well-loved favorite. All trips were made to be educational and fun-packed. Violet enjoyed gardening with John.
As the children grew up Violet and John still enjoyed traveling and gardening. They enjoyed traveling to Homestead, Florida’s military base to visit with their son John Jr. while he was in the military. Violet would enjoy watching John work on projects around the house with John Jr. who lived nearby with his family. Violet and John enjoyed traveling to South Carolina to visit their daughter Patricia and her family.
Violet and John raised their family in the city of Atlanta, but the country where they both were born and raised always held their hearts. Later they built their retirement home in the country where gardening continued as well as a small amount of traveling until the loss of John Barrett Sr., her late husband, in 2001. Violet also enjoyed picture puzzles, reading, planning, organizing, and watching movies and tapes of their children’s and grandchildren’s fun lives and adventures. Violet was a Christian and was well loved by her family. Her late husband John was also a Christian who always took good care of her and later her children continued that love and care.
In addition to her parents and husband, Violet was preceded in death by her sisters Sible Richmond, Wilma Cantrell, and Evelyn Milton.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law John Jr. and Janice Barrett, Dahlonega; daughter and son in law Patricia Ann and Frank Mitchell, South Carolina; sisters Helen Anderson, Marietta; and Dora Strain, Atlanta; brothers and sisters in law Roy and Freddie Lingerfelt, Alto; Ray and Margaret Lingerfelt, Gainesville; Bob and Sherri Lingerfelt, Montana; Lawrence and Faye Lingerfelt, Dahlonega; and Phillip and Linda Lingerfelt, Dahlonega; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home. The Rev. Marty Murphy will officiate. Interment will follow in Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.
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