Ollie S. Barfoot, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Dothan, Alabama. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County Florida. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Sneads. In past years, she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Communion Steward. After many years of dedicated service as a Seamstress at Florida State Hospital, Ollie retired and enjoyed spending time with her family. Ollie was an amazingly strong and resilient lady filled with love for everyone she met. She was a joy to spend time with and was loved by many. Ollie loved to play the board game “Sorry”, but mostly enjoyed winning. She was known as the “poet laureate” at church and as a “mother to many”. Ollie loved to cook and was known for her legendary teacakes. She loved her family most of all and enjoyed taking care of them in any way she could. Ollie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be remembered with great affection.
Ollie is survived by two daughters, Kathy Dunaway and her husband Russell of Marianna, FL and Janice Brown and her husband Kenny of Sneads, FL; two sons, Elvin Barfoot and his wife Marcia of Grand Ridge, FL and John Barfoot of Sneads, FL; twelve grandchildren, Tanya Lawrence (John), Heath Barfoot (Kelly), Brigitte Rehberg (Tim), Johnny Barfoot, Randa Freeman, Rhett Wright, Chris Brown (Tammy), Jerrod Brown (Amy),Jennifer Brown, Lee Dunaway (Emily), Will Dunaway (Phyllis), and Ashley Johnson (Steve); nine great grandchildren, Maddie Barfoot, Eli Barfoot, Kyle Lawrence, Jacob Brown, Emily Brown, Tayler Johnson, Julian Dunaway, Vivian Dunaway, and Jameson Johnson; one great-great grandchild, Brayleigh White, as well as, one very special care giver and friend Vicke Gray.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pete Barfoot; her parents, Hollie Edward and Lillie Ann Simpson; four sisters, Stella Wilson, Annie Laura McDaniel, Rosa Lee McDaniel and twin sister Dollie Rivers.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at Sneads First United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST and a Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:00 AM CST with Dr. Ernie Gray, Rev. John Lawrence and Rev. Heath Barfoot officiating and McAlpin Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow at Pope Cemetery.
Flowers are welcomed; however, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sneads First United Methodist Church Sound System Fund.