Kenneth Delvert Barbee

July 9, 1959October 14, 2020

Our special angel, Kenneth Delvert Barbee (Kenny-Ren), 61, went to be with our Heavenly Father October 14, 2020, at Atrium Health’s CMC hospital.

He was born July 9, 1959 in Fayetteville, NC, the son of Helen Reaves Barbee Blaisdell of Matthews, NC and the late Frank Delvert Barbee of Fayetteville, NC.

Kenneth graduated from Hillsboro Street School, Class of 1980. Kenneth resided in Fayetteville until 2018, when he then moved to Charlotte, NC.

Kenneth always showered his family with love and frequently expressed it. He loved his food, especially banana pudding. Special Olympics was a highlight in his life for many years, and he proudly wore every medal he earned annually. Equally passionate was his love for the American flag and all things patriotic. With his own breath lovingly blowing a small flag in hand to mimic a wispy breeze, he literally wore out flag after flag. Never to worry though, because there was always another waiting for his gentle grasp and adoring eyes.

Kenneth is not here with us anymore, but we have a lifetime of special memories of our sweet “Kenny-Ren”. We know there was a great celebration in heaven when he joined his Dad, Mommie, Grandmama, Aunts, Uncles and cousins who precede him.

Kenneth is survived by his mother; Helen and stepfather, Arthur Blaisdell, Sister; Kimberly Salmon (Bobby), Brother; Kevin Barbee (Marilyn), and Brother; Keith Barbee (Amanda). Aunt Louise, Aunt Lola (Bob), Aunt Clara, niece; Morgan (Byambison) and nephews; Jordan and Tyler (Jessica) a great niece, a great nephew, and many loving cousins.

A service in remembrance will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to remember Kenneth in a special way may make donations to the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance at (website, menu, donate) or at P.O. Box 99562, Raleigh, NC 27624.


5 November

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Matthews United Methodist Church

801 South Trade Street
Matthews , North Carolina


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Ann Adcock

October 20, 2020

Ray and I are so very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was a joy! Always remembering the times we were all together, he always rushed to give us a hug! I so enjoyed his hugs.
Have not seen any of you in years but just know our love and prayers are with all of his family at this time.
Still remember our camping trips and the fun we had.
Love to all of you!
Ann and Ray


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