Jacqueline Barnhill Earley

May 5, 2011


Jacqueline Barnhill Earley age 82 of Trap died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She was born October 14, 1928 in Pitt Co. to the late Nathan Claudius Barnhill and Lydia Marcelle Carson and was the wife of the late Donald Jackson Earley.

She graduated from East Carolina University, was a Home Economist thru the Cooperative Extension of Hertford County, taught at Ahoskie High School and then taught at Bertie Academy which later became Lawrence Academy. She worked at Bertie County Nutrition site where she loved to teach games and helped deliver meals to Seniors, she was very active in Mars Hill Baptist Church and in the Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother , grandmother and great grandmother.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Mars Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Bob Johnson will officiate.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, a son James Michael Earley and his wife Barbara of Cofield, daughters Juanita Earley Fleming and her husband George of Concorde and Susan Lynn Earley of Trap, a sister Marcella Jenkins of Robersonville, a brother Dr. Alton Barnhill of Topeka, KS, a daughter in law Nancy Blanton Earley of Knightdale, grandchildren Benjamin Fleming, Sarah Fleming, Katherine Earley, Jacqueline Earley, Jackson Earley and Betsy John Lane, and great grandchildren Avery and Lucy Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son Donald Jackson Earley, Jr.

The family will receive friends Saturday at the home 1306 Meadow Rd, Trap and at the church following the service on Sunday.

Memorials may be made to Mars Hill Baptist Church, 1325 Meadow Rd., Colerain, NC 27924.

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Delene Langley Wilson
12 years ago

So sorry to hear about Ms. Early. So many memories from spending time at her house in Ahoskie as a teenager and having her as a teacher in High School. A lot of good memories. She touched many lives in such a good way. God Bless all the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Keith & Averi Askew
12 years ago

Hoss and Susan im so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a really sweet lady,always smiling.Please know you all are in our prayers

Andy Melvin
12 years ago

I am real sorry to hear about Mrs. Early. I really enjoyed spending time with her and Donald back when Don and I were friends in high school. She was a real sweet and kind lady. I am sure she will be missed by all. I will always have fond memories of Mrs. Early.

God bless everyone and may she rest in peace.

Andy Melvin

Thelbert Brown
12 years ago

Mrs.Early was one of the best teachers that Ahoskie High had. She loved her students and cared for them deeply. She always will have a place in my heart. My prayers are with the Early family.

Thelbert Brown class of 1972

Charles & Rachel Bell
12 years ago

We want to express our deepest condolences to the Earley family for the loss of your love one. During this time of distress words are most difficult to express for what your family is experiencing. Your strong Christian faith in the resurrection hope for Jacqueline is comforting. Acts 24:15 states ‚??I have hope toward God . . . that here is going to be a resurrection of both the

righteous and the unrighteous.‚ Thinking about the Bible-based hope of a resurrection can be the greatest comfort while grieving the loss of a loved one. Rely on Jehovah the God of all comfort,the Bible says: ‚Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you.‚(Psalm 55:22)

Terry Roberson Pierce
12 years ago

To your family, what a pleasure and great friendship we had for many years. Jackie Early is a diamond. Big Heart, Alot of Love, and full of knowlege she always wanted to share. Such a strong individual, Very optimistic individual. Loved her family, Always rosy and beautuful. And also to the woman who stood beside my family when my dad went on. For all Our Moms—we have the best and have had the blessing of having the best.

Alton/Nadine Barnhill
12 years ago

Dear family of Jaqueline. We will miss her very much. She was a dear sister and a very special woman. love Alton and Nadine Barnhill

Susan Phelps Adams
12 years ago

This was one of the best teacher and counseler I had at Bertie Academy. I have thought of her often and I know she will be missed by many people. She touched a lot of lives and brought peace, guidence, understanding and love.God Bless the family she left behind. What a fine Angel she will make in heaven.

Sheila Simmons Shingleton
12 years ago

To the family of a wonderful, lady, teacher and friend. I am so sorry for your loss. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had. She taught home ec. to me at Bertie Academy. She will truly be missed.

Bertie Jarman
12 years ago

I would like to let Mrs. Early’s family know how sorry I am for their loss.She was a very sweet lady and a wonderful teacher, I had her for Home Ec when I went to Bertie Academy. She will truly be missed by all. RIP Mrs. Early!!