Elaine Smith Barnett

August 13, 1935May 20, 2011

Elaine Smith Barnett, 75, of Charlotte died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital, Main.

A native of Macon, GA, Mrs. Barnett was born to the late Rufus Eugene Smith and Mary Jones Smith on August 13, 1935. She was a member of Hickory Grove United Methodist Church where she taught children's Sunday school. Mrs. Barnett was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority at the University of Georgia and retired from Media Power Advertising Agency. She was a mother and homemaker who loved children and animals. Mrs. Barnett is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Billings Barnett.

Mrs. Barnett is survived by her children, Thomas Billings Barnett, Jr. and wife Tracy of Charlotte, Jeannie Barnett Parker and husband Alan of Mint Hill, Lynn Barnett Strum and husband Jeff of Mint Hill; grandchildren, Bailey and Kinsey Barnett, Alan and Adam Parker and Emily Strum.

The funeral service will be held 12:00p.m., Thursday, May 26 at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arnie Corriher officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will follow on Friday, May 27 at 11:00a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Macon, GA.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to the Hickory Grove United Methodist Church Children's Ministry, 6401 Hickory Grove Rd., Charlotte, NC 28215.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral and Cremation Service,


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 26, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Bo & Kim Fitcher

May 24, 2011


We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. The memories of her will always be in your heart.

Christel Polk

May 23, 2011

I would like to express my sincerest sympathy for your loss. May the "God of all comfort" sustain you all at this time. 2 Cor 1:3 May you also find peace in the special memories you shared together and in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Randy & Patti Hartness

May 23, 2011

To Jeannie,Lynn,Tom:
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Now she has no pain or trials and God's grace is sufficent. I know that it still hurts and time is the best healer. We love you.
Randy and Patti Hartness

Tonna Painter

May 23, 2011


I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Carol Carriker

May 23, 2011

Lynn & Family:
We were so sorry to hear about your mom. I know her health was declining but that doesn't make it any easier. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.
Carol, Scott, Kevin & Elizabeth Carriker