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CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Deacon William Henry Barner

VIEWING: Friday, June 1, 2018                 
Time:  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SERVICE: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM                             
at Lambert's Chapel RZUA Church                             
87 Snowbird Road, South Hill, VA 23970                             
Rev. Roy Tyler, Pastor

INTERMENT:
  Church Cemetery 

Deacon William Henry Barner was born February 11, 1952 in Mecklenburg County, VA to the late Tommie and Manervia Crutchfield Barner.  William peacefully transitioned into his heavenly home on May 29, 2018.  He was the youngest of four children and was preceded in death by one sibling, the late Charlie Edward Barner, one nephew, the late Reginald Turner-Barner and one niece, the late Charlene Adegeye-Robinson.

 William was baptized at an early age and joined Lambert’s Chapel R.Z.U.A. Church, where he continued to serve as a Deacon even when his health was failing.  He attended the Mecklenburg County Public School System and graduated from Park View Senior High School Class of 1970. 

In 1973, William married his high school sweetheart, Connie Joyner Barner, of Baskerville, Virginia and to this union two children were born, a daughter and a son.

William was employed by Cleaton Pontiac and Murray Oldsmobile.  His love for cars inspired him to open his own auto shop, Barner’s Auto Service.  William was formerly employed by the Department of Corrections and retired after 19 years of diligent service.  In 1980, he became a member of the Odd Fellows, Hayes Chapel Lodge #8123, where he held the position of Vice Grand – Treasurer.  He was a member of Past Grand Master Council #14 and Patriarchy #6, Richmond, Virginia; First Brigade Patriarchy; he was serving as District Grand Auditor of District Grand Lodge #15, State of Virginia.

William better known as “Barner”, had a good sense of humor, a willingness to help others and always had an encouraging word for the youth to do more with their lives.   

William leaves to cherish the memories of his life:  wife, Connie Barner of South Hill, VA; two children, Denise Barner of Washington, D.C. and Kevin Barner of South Hill, VA; one sister, Marie Wills of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Thomas (Ruth Ann)  Barner of Richmond, VA; two sisters-in-law, Ivy Joyner of Richmond, VA and Myra (Gerard) Pugh of Emporia, VA; five nieces, Joretha Barnes, Joyce (Paul) Berger, Jacquelyn Wills, Sonja (Robert) Steele and Genardra Pugh; three nephews, Keith Barner, Sr., Thomas Barner and Gerail Pugh; god-daughter, Destiny Anderson; devoted neighbors, Deacon Clarence and Deaconess Mary Bacon; devoted friends, Albert Coleman, John “Bujack” Evans, and Robert “Bobby” Powell; a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

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  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Feggins FH
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Connie and family,please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you in your hour of bereavement.
    ~ Debra Brown   Emporia, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Connie, Thomas and Marie. May God continue to bless and keep each of you. Keeping you in prayer during this difficult time.
    ~ Sylvia Crenshaw-Beaty   South Hill, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Connie and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Angie Thomas   La Crosse, VT
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Connie, Thomas and Marie. May God continue to bless and keep each of you. Keeping you in prayer during this difficult time.
    ~ Sylvia Crenshaw-Beaty   South Hill, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Connie and family, Sorry to hear about your loss, I will miss talking to Barner, he was a pleasant, talkative man and one of a kind mechanic. Deepest sympathy. Joyce "Bump" Bruce and family
    ~ Joyce Bruce   South Hill, VA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    So very sorry for your loss. The Gayles Family
    ~ Mary Jones Winckler   South Hill, VA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    To the Family of Deacon H. Barner, I Pray that the Peace of God will be a Blessing to you at this Difficult Time. I am a member of The Royal Baptist Church and our Church family send you much Love!
    ~ Rae George   Emporia, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    My prayers are with you during your loss of your love one.
    ~ Harriet Ingram   Gaston, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    So Sorry for your loss. Praying for your Family .
    ~ Lula M Hardy   South Hill, VA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    Connie, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
    ~ Norma Russell Jiggetts   North Chesterfield, VA
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    very good man will miss him
    ~ franklin leroy tisdale   brodnax, VA
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    Mrs.Barner Was So Sorry to hear about the Passing of your Husband Mr.Barner Our Pray are with you and the Family Always.Love Doris Powell and Family.
    ~ Doris
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    Barner was my go tocar person for repair back in the day and a good friend.
    ~ Costello Bracey   Chesterfield, VA
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    Mrs.Barner Was So Sorry to hear about the Passing of your Husband Mr.Barner Our Pray are with you and the Family Always.Love Doris Powell and Family.
    ~ Doris
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    So sorry to hear of the lost of our old coworker, your love one your family is in our prayers
    ~ Alvin&Linda Anderson   Greenville, NC
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    So sorry to hear of the lost of our old coworker, your love one your family is in our prayers
    ~ Alvin&Linda Anderson   Greenville, NC
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, June 02, 2018
    To my cousin William Barner's Family: I was sorry to hear the passing of William. Please know that his Barner relatives from North Carolina share in your grief. We pray that God will sustain you through this difficult time.
    ~ Dr. Terence Wyche   Roanoke Rapids, NC
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez