Ernestine Jean Barnard Cleary

Jul 28, 1927 - Nov 22, 2020

Ernestine Jean Barnard Cleary

July 28, 1927 - November 22, 2020

Obituary

Mrs. Ernestine Jean Barnard Cleary, 93, of Mocksville, died Sunday, November 22, 2020, after a short stay at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem.
She was born July 28, 1927, in Iredell County, to the late James Phillip and Octavia Friesland Barnard. Mrs. Cleary was a lifelong resident of the Sheffield community. She had worked at Monleigh Garment Company for over 40 years as a supervisor. After retirement, she enjoyed gardening and baking. She loved the Lord, attending church, and reading her Bible; these were all very important parts of her life. In her 93 years, she attended several churches. After Zion Church closed, she attended Mocksville Wesleyan Church and then Salem United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on January 28, 2014, by her husband of 69 years, Ray Cleary; a brother, Charlie Barnard; and a sister, Isabelle Galliher.
Survivors include her daughter, Jean Cleary (Bill), who were her caregivers since Ray's death; a sister, Thelma Chambers (Lendon) of Hamptonville; a sister-in-law, Patricia Cleary of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; special nephew, Larry Galliher (Becky); special friends, Richie, Stacia and Salem Parker.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 25, at Zion Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Swisher officiating. At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Tuesday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., to pay their respects. Due to Covid, there will not be a formal receiving line.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be considered for Zion Cemetery Fund, c/o Jean Cleary, 1506 Sheffield Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.
The family would like to express a special thank you to her caregivers, Lavern Ijames, Sharon Hallman, Destiny Cook, Joann Owens, Angela Hall, Kay Williams, Inge Shaw, Anne Cline, and Sue Williams.
Online condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com

Services

Visitation
Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lambert Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro Street
Mocksville, NC 27028

The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home to pay their respects. Due to Covid, there will not be a formal receiving line.

Service
Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:00 am
Zion Cemetery

1446 Sheffield Road
Mocksville, NC 27028

At the request of the family, please be mindful of social distancing and wear face covering.

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