Clyde – Connie Ford Barnett, 70, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Memorial Mission Campus.
Connie was the daughter of Ruth Sanderson Ford and the late McConley P. Ford. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Mike Ford.
Connie had spent most of her adult life living in Alexandria, North Carolina, until a recent move back to Clyde, with her husband Rick. Connie was a successful business person owning her own hair salon, The Hair Shop, on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. After the birth of her daughter, Jamie, she moved the business into her home. In late 1990, Connie returned to school achieving her Associate Degree in Computerated Drafting, working for an architect for 12 years. She then worked as the church secretary until her retirement in 2019. Connie was a member of Asheville Community Band for 32 years. Throughout her life she had a passion for family and music. Her enthusiasm for life and her radiant smile will be missed by many.
Connie is survived by her husband of 39 years, Richard “Rick” Barnett; her mother, Ruth Ford; sister, Karen Keener (Gerald); daughters, Melissa Gaster (Terry), and Jamie Robinson (Chad); grandchildren, Caley, Cody, Savannah, Spencer and Parker; great-grandchildren, Gunner, Livian, Caroline and Presley; ); sisters-in-law, Sandy Ford, Sherry (Jr.), Meredith (Brian), and Shelly (Wendell); brothers-in-law, Scott (Lisa), Buddy (Shelly), Tim, Stephen (Summer), James, and Ryan (Carrie); father-in-law, Charles Barnett (Chris); and mother-in-law, Shirley Dobler (Bob).
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Old Thickety Cemetery in Clyde, with Reverend Naomi King officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.
The care of Mrs. Barnett has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com
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