AULANDER- Jane Patricia Hughes Barmer, age 85, of St. John-Millennium Road, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at her home.
Miss Jane was born on May 30, 1936 to the late Clayton Sylvester and Addie Perry Hughes in Bertie County, NC. Jane lived her life in dedication to her community, especially the children. She worked many years with kindergarteners at Aulander Elementary School, and formed life-long friendships with teachers, staff, and the students she taught. She taught Sunday School her entire adult life, wrote scripts for Christmas pageants, and tutored and mentored many neighborhood kids. The love of her life, Coy Barmer, was always by her side until his death in 2004. After retiring, they traveled, enjoyed grand-children, and the peace that comes with lives well-lived and full of friends. Miss Jane, as many called her, was quiet and unassuming. Her unwavering faith was her strength through many difficult times. Bird-watching with a cup of coffee, a challenging puzzle book in hand, and close friends by her side were the simple joys that sustained her. She will be missed by so many, but is finally free to meet her Savior and those who have gone before her.
Along with her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her loving husband, McCoy “Coy” Barmer; two brothers, Donnis Hughes and Fred Hughes; and two sisters, Millie Alston and Velma Francis.
Left to cherish Jane’s memory is her, daughter, Lori Barmer and husband Elmer Gibson of Apex, NC; son, Greg Barmer and wife Lisa of Washington, NC; two granddaughters, Lea Clayton of Apex, NC, and Sarah Kniola and husband Hunter of Indianapolis, IN; a grandson, Andrew Barmer of Mooresville, NC; great-granddaughter, Lydia Kniola of Indianapolis, IN; a sister, Sue Hughes of Florida, as well as many friends.
A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 3:00 pm at the Aulander Cemetery, Aulander, NC, with Rev. Greg Hurdle, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jane’s honor to the Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Aulander, NC, 27805, or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Barmer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.