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Melrose Williams Barr
January 31, 1932 ~ August 10, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Melrose Williams Barr, 91, of Fayetteville, NC passed away Thursday, August 10th, 2023 at Moore Regional Hospital with her son by her side.
Melrose was born in Louisiana on January 31, 1932 to the late Blanche and James Whitaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands; Thomas “Tommy” Bullard, P.M. “Max” Williams Sr. and Richard “Rick” Barr, and also granddaughter Layla Kamar, brothers Horace Whitaker and Herbert Whitaker, and sister Joyce Owen.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 10 AM at Jernigan-Warren Chapel with Rev. Nick Smith, officiating.
Melrose's life embodied her deep love for her family, which flourished from her four sons to eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She cherished her time raising her boys; James “Jim” Bullard (Jennifer), Clay Bullard (Marsha), Plato Williams Jr. (Marisa), and Matthew “Matt” Williams. She loved her two sisters, Betsy Samuels (Charles) and Bobbie Jean James. Melrose adored the time spent with her grandchildren; Hollie (Harrison), Kasey, Kellie (Jimmy), Jenna (Jon), Hailey (Brian), Trey, Laurin, Matthew, Madison, Wade and Luke. She was blessed to have many adoring memories with her great grandchildren; Olivia, Kinsley, Owen, Ava Kyle, Layla, Norah Kate, Eden, Evelyn and Anthony.
She treasured her home in Fayetteville for over fifty-two years surrounded by family and delighted in her flower gardens that covered over four acres with over 500 azaleas and hundreds of dogwoods and rhododendron trees. There she also enjoyed bringing family together for social events, winning at blackjack, and hosting numerous birthday pool parties for all the kids.
The family would like to express deep appreciation to the many family members and friends for the love that they offered to Melrose, and to acknowledge the graceful presence of Linda and Blanche for the care they provided.