Charity Means

Charity Means

Saturday, November 24th, 1928 Friday, June 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Charity Louise Means (Barnes)

Charity Means was born November 24, 1928 to the union the late Felix and Surfronia Barnes. She departed this life June 21, 2019 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Means Sr., 4 sons Frank Means Jr., Arthur Eugene Means Calvan Sylvester Means Sr. and Vernon Means.

She leaves to cherish her memories one son James Means of Bay Minette, Alabama One sister Pollie Mae (James) Williams of North Carolina. 11 devoted grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren, of which 2 precedes her in death Christian Hill and Deontae Mason and other relatives and friends.
Mother Charity Means accepted Christ at an early age.

She was a member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church of Bromley, AL. She later joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Henry Lamar. She faithfully served as youth Sunday school teacher, member of the gospel chorus, the benevolence committee, Pastor’s aid committee. Mother Means served in other capacities when and whenever she was needed. Mother Means served diligently until her health failed. Even as she was unable to attend Sunday services, she was always encouraging and spreading God’s word from her room.

One devoted daughter-in-law: Gwen Means
One sister-in-law: Ida Barnes
One Brother-in- law: Samuel Sledge
3 special cousins: Edreana Snowden, Theresa Pye and Emily Cook
2 devoted nieces: Rose gains and Ruby Gene Barnes


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smalls Mortuary - Eastern Shore
    8822 County Road 64
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    Friday, June 28th, 2019
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    New Hope Baptist Church - Bay Minette
    8702 Dixon Road
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    New Hope Baptist Church - Bay Minette
    8702 Dixon Road
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Crossroads Cemetery - Baldwin County
    10777 County Road 138
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    Saturday, June 29th, 2019

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To the Means and Barnes family, I am so sorry for your loss. An encouraging scripture from God’s Word, the Bible that helped me is 2Corinthians 1:3,4. May the God of comfort be with you all.
Comment | Posted at 08:21am via Condolence

Linda korn

Wish that we could all be there. We loved her but God loved her best. From your nieces and nephews in NY and NC.
Comment | Posted at 03:39pm via Condolence

shanavia white

My deepest condolences to the family of Sis. Charity Means
Comment | Posted at 07:30pm via Condolence

Linda Williams

Condolences to Barnes and Means family. Gos’s Grace be with you all.
Herbert and Linda Williams
Comment | Posted at 06:15pm via Condolence

Genavia Crook

My most sincere condolences to the Means Family...
Comment | Posted at 08:03am via Condolence

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