Barbara Carlene Derrington
July 19, 1946 – October 2, 2019
Barbara Derrington, 73, a beloved mother and sister, devoted to Christ, of Smithfield, went home to be with Jesus on October 2, 2019.
Barbara was born in Columbus, Ohio to Frank Herron and Evelyn (Sheets) Houser on July 19, 1946. She attended school in Franklin County, Ohio, and previously worked in customer service.
As a retiree, Barbara was a compassionate friend and advocate in her senior community. She devoted much of her time helping her elderly neighbors. Barbara was the epitome of Colossians 3:12. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Barbara is survived by her children, Jim (Becky) Curnutte, Karen (Larry) Macioce, Norma (JoJo) Jeffery, Sonya (Christopher) Milu, Stephen (Cammi) Koo, Selena (Todd) Miller. Brother, Terry (Chris) Herron, sisters, Paulette (Dallas) Aldridge, Cathy (Jim) Tafoya, Tonya (Ken) Skinner, and sister-in-law Tutti Herron. Nineteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Timothy Herron.
The family of Barbara wish to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the medical staff of Johnston UNC Health Care and SECU Hospice House-Johnston.
A celebration of her life will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton, NC with visitation to follow after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Johnston County Animal Services 115 Shelter Way Smithfield, NC 27577
- Jim Curnutte, Son
- Becky Curnutte, Daughter-in-law
- Karen Macioce, Daughter
- Larry Macioce, Son-in-law
- Norma Jeffery, Daughter
- JoJo Jeffery, Son-in-law
- Sonya Milu, Daughter
- Christopher Milu, Son-in-law
- Stephen Koo, Son
- Cammi Koo, Daughter-in-law
- Selena Miller, Daughter
- Todd Miller, Son-in-law
- Terry Herron, Brother
- Chris Herron, Sister-in-law
- Paulette Aldridge, Sister
- Dallas Aldridge, Brother-in-law
- Cathy Tafoya, Sister
- Jim Tafoya, Brother-in-law
- Tonya Skinner, Sister
- Ken Skinner, Brother-in-law
- Tutti Herron, Sister-in-law
- Timothy Herron, Brother (deceased)
- Nineteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Barbara Carlene Derrington
October 4, 2019
To the family.
Thank you for allowing me to share a few moments of your mother's life. I will always remember that God answered our prayers. keep living in love and admiration for one another. Most of all put God first and far most the head of your lives. Prayers for your comfort and peace. Love always.
Ruth Williams RN
SECU Hospice House
Smithfield NC 27577