James Barfield, Sr.

Funeral services for James Barfield, Sr. 82, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2011 at St. Luke’s A.M.E. Church in Lawrence.  Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Barfield died June 23, 2011 at his home.

He was born on October 17, 1928 in Hollandale, MS the son of Jim & Rosie (Washington) Barfield.  

James had been a resident of Lawrence since 1973.

He worked as an auto mechanic in Mississippi for 25 years and later worked for K-Mart as a fork lift operator for 22 years until he retired in 1995.                           

He married Georgia Anna Turner on December 8, 1948 in Greenville, MS.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 1991.  

Survivors include four daughters, Katherine Edwards, Hollandale, MS, Evelene Barfield, Toledo, OH, Beverly Mitchell, Detroit, MI, Dora Baker, Los Angeles, CA; seven sons, James Barfield, Jr., Wesley Earl Barfield, Leroy Barfield, all of Lawrence, KS, Henry Barfield, Thornton, CO, Roosevelt Barfield, Manassas, VA, Rev. Jim Barfield, Toledo, OH, Joe Lee Barfield, Omaha, NE; 35 grandchildren; more than 45 great grandchildren; three brothers, James Barfield, Marks, MS, Jerry Hunter and Eugene Hunter, both of Lawrence; five sisters, Amanda Barfield, Chicago, IL, Rosie Little, Georgia Ree Hunter, Mattie Turner, and husband, Aaron all of Lawrence, and Irene Lane, Topeka, KS.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Mattie Lee James, Leanne Barfield, and a brother, Osby Hunter.                                                          

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Luke’s A.M.E. Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

16 Condolences

  1. Brenda Hunter-Weatherington on June 25, 2011 at 6:29 am

    To my family, I love you all. We will truly miss our Uncle “Big Brother”.

  2. Tammi Foster on June 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Leroy and family, I am so sorry to hear of James’ passing. I was lucky enough to have met him a few times and he always made me laugh. You are in my prayers.

  3. Bernice & Sharon Bowdre on June 25, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Eugene (Apple) and family,…Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.. We love you all.

  4. Mrs. Brown on June 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    As I hold you in my prayers, may God hold you in his arms in this time of sorrow.

  5. jim barfield III on June 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Love you always you will truly be missed from all the grand kids and great grand kids .

  6. Kimberly Cummings on June 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    You will be missed always! I love you, grandpa! Your grand-daughter, Kim!

  7. Gregory (Maria) Galloway, USAF (Ret) on June 28, 2011 at 9:23 am

    To the Barfield Family: May God give you the strength to carry on, in your time of loss. You all are in your prayers.

  8. Toni, Shawn, Tanille, Braxton & Brock on June 28, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Wesley, Travis & Isaiah,

    We wanted to let you know we are thinking of you & yours & will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Our hearts go out to you. God bless you.

  9. Marilyn Crane on June 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    God Bless you during this diffcult time.

  10. Cyndi Hurst on June 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  11. The Hunter Family (Bobbie/Trena/Gina) & family on June 29, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Our prayers are with our family and friends during the passing of our Uncle Joe Green. He will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless everyone. With love ALWAYS.

  12. Clifford & Deanna Lovejoy on June 30, 2011 at 1:07 am

    To the Barfield family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, I am thankful to have know Mr. Barfield he will truly be missed.

  13. Cheryl Green-San Antonio, Texas on June 30, 2011 at 8:39 am

    To my family,Our prayers are with you all during this time. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 Love Green Family

  14. Gail and John Daniels on June 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Mr. Barfield was alway a good neighbor to us. When my husband was in a bad accident 12 years ago he would come and chat with him while John was on the porch. He would always have a smile on his face and something positive to say. We will miss him and his dignified presence and friendly manner. Our sincere condolensces.

  15. Michael & Barbara Tubbs on June 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    To the family of Mr. James Barfield, Sr. may the grace of our Redeemer and the love of the Father, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with each of you today and always.

  16. antonio barfield on August 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    hello, my name is antonio barfield. i live in knoxville tn.. idont know if we were or are family?. but in the event we are, my prayers go out to his or our family. GOD bless.

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