September 18, 73,
Barbara Ellen Lancaster passed from this earth to her final reward on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro.
She was born on December 23, 1946 in Lenoir County to Charles Edwin and Evelyn Bartlett Lancaster. A graduate of Grainger High School, she later gained her A.S. and B. S. degrees from the University of Mount Olive. She also attained a dental hygienist degree from Wayne Community College
Barbara retired as a dental hygienist at O’Berry Center in Goldsboro where she provided loving care to her patients. A faithful member of May’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, she held many offices including serving as the church treasurer. Barbara sang in the choir and worked with all ages in the church. Her orientation to service, saw her act as the liaison between May’s Chapel Church and many community organizations. She led the church’s outreach program with Brogden Middle School as they sought to serve the staff and community students. Barbara also volunteered weekly with the Area Churches in Action Thrift Store in Mount Olive providing goods to those in the community with great need.
Barbara had a great love for the University of Mount Olive and served as the Wayne County Chairperson for the fund-raising dinners to support her alma mater for many years. She was active with the alumni association at UMO and thoroughly enjoyed planning events with this group.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Rev. Frank Ray Harrison of Mount Olive; daughter, Amy Witherington of Pikeville;daughter-in-law, Jeannie Williams of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Kasey Harrison of Garner; brothers, Charles Lancaster (Harriet) of Wilmington, NC; Reb Lancaster (Debbie) of Kinston, NC; grandchildren, Abigayle Faith Harrison; Lilly Grace Harrison; and, Andrew Witherington.
Predeceasing Barbara were her parents; her son, Christopher Andrew Williams; and, stepson, Kristopher Ray Harrison.
Due to the issues with the corona virus, there will be a floating visitation and viewing at Tyndall Funeral Home on Sunday, September 20th from 3 to 6 pm. A public graveside service will be held at Wayne Memorial Park (2925 US 117 South, Dudley, NC) on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11 am.
Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Daughtry and the Rev. Al Warrick.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to:
Christopher A. Williams and Kristopher R. Harrison Scholarship Endowment
University of Mount Olive
PO Box 90
Mount Olive, NC 28365