Mary Barber Ezzell

June 10, 1942February 3, 2019

Mary Barber Ezzell, 76, of Evington, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her residence. She was the loving wife of Kenneth Earl Ezzell.

Born on June 10, 1942 in Johnson County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Ezra Barber and the late Annie Daughtry Barber. Mary enjoyed her flower gardens, beach trips and fishing. She was also a leader with the PTA and was an active member of Peninsula Missionary Baptist Church in Newport News, VA.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, Eddie Earl Ezzell and sister, Doris Jean Owens.

Mary is survived by her husband Kenneth Ezzell; daughter, Karen Gunter; grandchildren, Kenneth Ezzell, II (Melody Ridgeway), Jessica Thomas (Francis), and James Gunter, III (Amy); three great grandchildren, Malayah Ezzell, Francis “Trey” Thomas, III, and Kennedy Ezzell; sisters, Linda Faye Vann (Sam), Annie Ruth Torgersen (Donald), Wanda Kaye Olsen (Carl), and Kathy McCrickard (Gary); brother-in-law, Johnny Owens; and numerous other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 3 pm at Grandview Memorial Park in Clinton, NC on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 pm at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro, Nc.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Mary Barber Ezzell

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Valarie Forrester

February 5, 2019

Ken, Karen, Kenny, Jessi, Jayme,
My hearts breaks for all of you and Mary’s sisters, I am so glad we got to spend some time together in November. Ken I know you will lost without her after 60+ years together. Mary was definitely a one of kind. I know she is now holding her baby boy as she has wanted to do for 22 years. I love you all and will see you soon.