Ida Mae Pylant Wall Barnhill, 78, enjoyed the simple things in life

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Ida Mae Pylant Wall Barnhill
Ida Mae Pylant Wall Barnhill

Ida Mae Pylant Wall Barnhill, 78, of Atkinson passed peacefully from her earthly life to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 27, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Edith Head Pylant. Ida was preceded in death by the father of her children, Aaron Wall, Jr. and their two babies, Michael and Peggy Mae Wall; her husband, Paul Barnhill and their baby girl; grandson, Michael Lewis Wall; sisters, Norma Marshall and Jeanette Pylant Henry; and son-in-law, John Wayne Jones.

Ida is survived by her children, Aaron Wall III (Cindy), Linda Wall, Gale Alredge (Terry), Thelma Jones, Brenda Revels (Dennis), and Lawrence Wall (Davene); daughter-in-law, Katherine Wall; 20 grandchildren; Aaron IV, Joshua, Luke, T.J., Rocky, Crystal, Jacob, Wayne, Jessie, Victor, Johnny, Adam, Bobby, Hope, Kesha, Katelynn, Sarah, Tesla, Dalton, and Shianne; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Necessary, Muriel Hubbard, and Joyce Barrentine (Ray), brother, Robert Lee Pylant; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Ida was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who loved the Lord. She enjoyed the simple things in life, but her greatest joy was her family. Ida’s sweet smile, warm heart and compassion for others will always be remembered.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with service beginning at 2 p.m. The Rev. Wesley Hairr will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Atkinson Cemetery.

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