Malcolm Calvin 'Cal' Barber

Malcolm Calvin 'Cal' Barber

Malcolm Calvin “Cal” Barber, 67, of North Wilkesboro passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Richard Watts and Rev. Casey Walker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Barber was born July 24, 1953, in Wilkes County to Malcolm Julius and Edna Neal Barber. Malcolm loved to sing, he was the director of the Men’s Ensemble Choir at Richard’s Chapel, he was in the Gospel Choir, a member of the cemetery committee and chairman of the Trustee Board. Malcolm loved his family and his church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Barber of the home; two step-daughters, Amanda Redmon and husband, Seth, of Durham, Sasha Harrison and husband, Travis, of Norlina; two grandchildren, Travis and Kai Harrison; two sisters, Joyce Shelton and husband, Gary, of California, Angela Adams and husband, Charles, of Georgia; four brothers, Julius Barber and wife, Susie, Floyd Barber and wife Katie, Marvin Barber and wife Jacquline all of North Wilkesboro and Johnny Barber and wife, JoAnn, of Wilkesboro; two sisters-in-law, Dr. Linda Alexander of Winston-Salem and Sybil Bowick of Durham; one brother-in-law, James Bowick of Lenoir; mother-in-law, Frances Bowick of Lenoir; and his beloved dog, Chuckles Barber.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Rickard’s Chapel AME Zion Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1689, Wilkesboro, N.C., 28697.

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