fillise Posted October 15, 2010 Share Posted October 15, 2010 My mom's obituary. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/starne ... =145992344 Barbara Kent Fillippeli, 80, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010, after a 45 month battle with lung cancer. She was born February 25, 1930, in Greensboro, NC, the youngest daughter of Reese Babb and Oma Kent. She was preceded in death by her parents as well as by all of her brothers and sisters. On November 6, 1954 Barbara married David Fillippeli. Their marriage of almost 56 years was filled with love and laughter. She was a devoted wife and wonderful mother to their two children. Barbara was an active member of Winter Park Presbyterian Church where she served on the Board of Deacons and as an Elder. She was also active in the Presbyterian Women, serving in almost all offices of that organization as well as an Enabler for the Presbytery. In September, 2009 she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership to the Presbyterian Women (U.S.A.) Most recently she was part of a quilting ministry that made and delivered lap quilts to home bound members of her church. She loved sewing the quilts with her friends at church and she loved to see the look of happiness on the faces of the individuals who received the quilts. Barbara is survived by her husband Dave and her two children, Susan Fillippeli of Auburn, AL and David J. Fillippeli, Jr. and wife Christi of Kinston, NC. She was devoted to her two granddaughters Ashley and Bethany Fillippeli of Kinston. The girls loved their grandmother's spaghetti sauce and apple sauce and Grandmother took great delight in cooking those items for them as often as possible. She will be missed by many friends and family members. The family wishes to thank Dr. John W. Anagnost and the staff at Hanover Medical Specialists as well as Jill Finnegan and Wilmington Health for always treating her with compassion and for always listening to her and honoring her wishes. Also, a special thank you to her good friend Nancy McLean for her care and support during Barbara's illness. A Celebration of Life service for Barbara will be held at Winter Park Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 16, 2010. A reception will be held immediately following the service in Chadbourn Hall. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road, Wilmington. Memorial gifts may be made to Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC. Online condolences may be made at www.andrewsmortuary.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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