August 12, 1937 - December 18, 2020
Overseer Bobby Ray Barnhill was born to the late Robert and Lennon Barnhill. He transitioned on December 18, 2020 at home after a prolong illness. He was joined in matrimony to Maxine Floyd on February 18, 1955. Their marriage union blessed them with 16 children. Bobby Ray Barnhill stood as a Deacon under Bishop Lillie Boyd, of Burning Bush Holiness Church for many years. He was later called into being the Founder and Pastor of New Hope Fellowship Tabernacle in Greenville N.C. originating on Hwy 43 in 1974. He was a man of few words and full of wisdom. Because of his declined health his companion, Pastor Maxine Barnhill, assumed the role of Pastor in 2017. One of his favorite scriptures was Psalms 121. His former employment included GUC, Hudson Brother Farms, and Perdue. He also farmed with Whitehurst Farm for many years, working alongside his children, where he instilled in them independence and hard work. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as one daughter, Rosa Barnhill, one daughter-in-law Gilda Barnhill, six sisters Lula Mae Barnhill, Rosella Jones, Glendora Brown, Alberta Grimes, Cora Willis, and Marie Gaynor. Also, six brothers Robert Barnhill, Jr. Aulander Barnhill, James Earl Barnhill, Robert Lewis Barnhill, James Marvin Barnhill, and Willie Barnhill. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 65 years Pastor Maxine Barnhill of the home. His fifteen children to continue his legacy Bobbie Telfair (William), Gloristeen Barnes, Edna Prayer (Tyrone), Willie Barnhill (Shirley), Velma Edwards (Willie), Phyllis Barnhill, Vanessa Barnhill, Trula Stokes (Joel), Salina Sledge (Donny), Sharon Barnhill, Lovie Gorham (Marc) and Jimmy Barnhill (Linda) all of Greenville, NC, Jacqueline Haley (Clayton) of Bethel, NC, Thelma hooks of Raleigh, NC, and Carlton Barnhill of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by his loving baby sister Mrs. Margaret Vines of Greenville, NC, four sisters-in-law Miss Virginia Floyd and Miss Jenelle Floyd of New Haven, Conn., Pearline Barnhill of Greenville, NC, Pattie Barnhill of Baltimore Md, one brother-in-law Clifton Floyd (Peggy) of New Haven, Conn., 42 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, in which one was born on the day of his transition. One spiritual daughter Mrs. Evette Ward of Charlotte, NC. A close family friend Mr. David Barnes of Greenville, NC, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Overseer Bobby Ray Barnhill was born to the late Robert and Lennon Barnhill. He transitioned on December 18, 2020 at home after a prolong illness. He was joined in matrimony to Maxine Floyd on February 18, 1955. Their marriage union blessed... View Obituary & Service Information
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