Lola Terry Barber, 85, of Siler City, joined her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Mrs. Barber was born on April 10, 1938, in Fentress County, Tennessee to Mose and Nina Beaty. Mrs. Barber spent much of her life in North Carolina, working for many years at Hadley-Peoples Manufacturing Company. In her later years, she resided at Genesis Healthcare (Siler City Center). Lola was a kind and thoughtful person and went out of her way to make connections with the staff and residents at Genesis Healthcare. She enjoyed visits from her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and her daily phone calls from her brother Charles. Lola always made sure she looked her best regardless of the occasion with beautiful floral blouses, painted nails, and numerous pieces of jewelry. She enjoyed participating in the activities offered at Genesis but her favorite was bingo where she won numerous prizes that she was excited to tell her family about. Her ability and opportunity to go outside became limited but she always made sure the bird feeders outside her window were full and especially loved watching the hummingbirds. Her final months were filled with health complications but she always fought hard and tried to remain positive.
In addition to her parents, Lola is preceded in death by her brothers: Bill, Junior, and Kenneth; sister: Alice, husband Lawrence Barber, first husband Oliver Terry (d. 1969), and their children; Mike and Randy Terry. She is survived by her siblings: Charles, Bessie, and Ray; two children: Danny Terry and Debbie T. Grimes; grandchildren: Brandy G Woody, Thomas Grimes, JD and Justin Terry, Crystal M Paul; great-grandchildren: Anna, Jackson, and Elliott Woody, Kennedy, Houston, and Shephard Grimes, Emerson, Anderson, Jackson, Vivian, and Hollis Terry, Ethan and Kieloni Moore; and one great-great-grandchild: Adeline.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice Home in Pittsboro, North Carolina who have gone above and beyond to ensure Mrs. Barber’s comfort in her final days and would like to request donations be made to UNC Health Hospice Care in lieu of flowers. The family will have a graveside service with the help of Jennings Funeral Home and Lola will be buried in the Alticrest Cemetery in Jamestown, TN next to her late husband Oliver Terry. Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the Barber family. Memorial Tributes can be left at www.Donaldsonfunerals.com.