Our Holy Lord, our Father GOD, in all his divine wisdom, called our beloved Barbara McCormick King home to their eternal home at 6:03 AM on May 12th, 2019. Ms. Barbara McCormick King was the daughter of the late Oscar McCormick and Dorothy Mae Peterson. She was born June 21st, 1945 in Southern Pines, North Carolina. She attended Fayetteville High School and NC State University. Barbara King was a retired Civil Services worker in New York until she moved to North Carolina in 1995. From there on, she worked for Cumberland County Schools for 40 years as a substitute teacher. Alongside that, she worked in Health Care, aiding as a home health nurse for several years. All throughout her life, Ms. King was a spiritual and devout woman, who followed the doctrines of Jesus Christ in every way that she could. Ms. King was an active member of Harry Hosier United Methodist Church.
Many would agree that Ms. King carried an iron will about her. She didn’t settle for less and made sure to always strive for excellence throughout her life. Although she was a woman characterized by her resolute spirit, she was a woman of the greatest generosity. She never wished to see another person suffer and use everything in her power to better someone else in their time of need. Wise beyond her years, Ms. King had advice for anyone who sought her out. All encompassing, Ms. King was a woman that would not only give strength to those around her but still impart love onto those who need it most.
Her wonderful life will forever be remembered and cherished in the lives of her children: Christopher Lincoln Haskins and William “Billy” Tyler Reap, Jr., her grandson; Anthony Doniel Cooper, his wife, Tonya Cooper, her two great grandchildren; Kenyon S. Cooper and Anthony D. Cooper, Jr., her brother; Charles Smith. Throughout her life, she befriended and cared for many people that would remain close to her until her passing. Patsy Troy, Joyce Smith, Alberta S. Berry, Dorothy Leftenant, Trisha Hopkinson, Walter King, Ryan Craig, Kevin King, and Virgil King. She was the godmother to many that cherished as a mother and a friend: Kim Lewis; Jeffrey Jackson; Maybelline Jackson; Cathy Jackson; Sandra Jackson, and; Edward “Perry” Jackson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lashon M. Cooper.