JoAnn Benton Barfield

JoAnn Benton Barfield

September 11, 2022, 76, Goldsboro –

JoAnn Benton Barfield, 76, was welcomed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Willow Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Wayne County on January 20, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Luby Benton, Jr. and Dora Lee Goodson Benton.

In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Randall A. Barfield, and sister, Adell Jones.

In ministry alongside her husband, the two lead the congregation of Randall’s home church, Fields Chapel Free Will Holiness Church, until his retirement. Faithful in their commitment to the Lord and the flock they served, Jo Ann was a source of support, strength, and encouragement to many over the years. After their retirement, she became a dedicated and faithful worshiper of Pentecostal Christian Assemblies in Goldsboro.

Employed for many years with Kemp Furniture Company in Goldsboro, Jo Ann’s natural presence was shown through a friendly smile and kind words to each who entered the doors.

A steady foundation for her family, Jo Ann was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. With a prayer on her lips, she had a genuine and constant concern for them all and enjoyed every opportunity to spend time with them.

Jo Ann is survived by her daughter, Lisa Ann Barfield Barnes, and husband, Jeff of Goldsboro; son, Dean A. Barfield of Goldsboro; sisters, Georgia Thornton of Goldsboro, Bertha Lynch of Ciblo, TX, and Betty Jewel Ross of Denver, CO; brothers, Linwood Benton of Kenly, Donald Ray Benton of Princeton, and Tommy Benton of Clayton; grandchildren, Christian Lee Barnes and Nicholas Barnes; step-grandchild, Taylor Gorich; and several nieces and nephews she loved very much.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a service to celebrate Jo Ann’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Sherwood Howell officiating. The interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022, in Fairview Cemetery, La Grange, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pentecostal Christian Assemblies, P.O. Box 10901, Goldsboro, NC 27532.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at