Mr. Larry Barrett, 65
Mr. Larry Barrett, 65, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, stepped into the presence of Jesus on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Larry was a beloved husband of 47 years to his high school sweetheart, Betty Burrell Barrett and a wonderful father to his two children, Nathan Barrett and his wife, Amber; and Brittany Barrett Means and her husband Jai.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Hopewell Baptist Church with interment following at Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, Georgia. Dr. Robby Foster, Rev. Gary Wilson, and Jai Means will officiate and Pastor David Wenger will officiate at the graveside. Larry will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the church. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Larry was known by many names throughout his life; first and foremost, he was a Christ Follower, a devoted husband, a wonderful father, son, brother, uncle, coach, and many more, but his greatest title of all was “POPPY”. Larry loved and adored his six grandchildren more than anything.
Larry was a devoted Christian. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and the best greeter of all time! His joyful smile and selfless attitude made anyone feel welcome in his presence. He was truly on a mission to honor the Lord and to give God all the Glory in everything he did in life. Everyone who knew him, loved him greatly.
His passions included spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, coaching, golfing, and spending time with his family. He loved his family well, and found immense joy in blessing them always. He will be remembered for his compassionate servant’s heart, generosity, his love for people, but most importantly, his love for the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Jonathan Barrett; his parents, Cecil and Nora Barrett; his father and mother-in-law, Henry B. and Annie Mae Burrell; and his brother, Phillip Barrett. Larry is survived by his wife Betty Burrell Barrett of Flowery Branch, Ga; his son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Amber Barrett of Braselton, Ga.; his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany (Barrett) and Jai Means of Flowery Branch, Ga., along with his six precious grandchildren; Mattie Barrett, Jaxon Barrett, Miken Means, Maeleigh Kate Means, Asher Barrett, Jaiden Means, and grandbaby Barrett on the way; his sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Leon Brown; his brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Judy Barrett; his sister-in-law, Labrada Barrett; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, family, and friends who loved him dearly.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Flowers are accepted. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com
Betty, Brittany, & Nathan
So sorry for your loss. Larry loved each of you and his grandkids so much. Just remember- he's in the presence of his Lord and he's rejoicing today
We love y'all so much
Praying for all of Larry’s family. Gone from this life, but rejoicing with Jesus.
Mitchell and Cathy Parker
We are so very saddened that Larry, our very special friend, has passed. We love him so very much and we will miss him greatly. We know that we will see our friend again one day. May God comfort his very special family.
Ernie and Becky Eison
Betty and family. We are praying for you and your family. Larry was such a humble man. You could tell he was a Christian by his actions. We love your family.
I was so sorry to hear about your loss, Larry was a great man he was always very kind to my family.
Rhonda & Robert Powell
Betty we are so sorry for you and your family’s loss.One thing for sure is Larry loved his family with all his heart.God bless you and your family.
So sorry for your family. You can trust that now he feels no pain and he will be waiting for you one day. I knew Larry from his BlackBerry days. Fine man.
Betty and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. We had some great times together and Larry truly enjoyed life. A great friend, he will be greatly missed but never forgotten!
Larry was a great softball player and our team will miss him. Not only a great teammate but a good man who inspired and encourage other .Our love to the family.
Randy & Shellie Moreland
Larry was one of a kind. He was genuine and loved people well. He was a friend to all. It was an honor to have known him.
So sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Leo & Debbie Mulligan
May the LORD wrap his arms around the Barrett family.
Greg & Brandy Sandoval
We are so sad that Larry our dear friend has passed. He is such a special man and a Christian of the highest caliber. He is loved by all who knew him and we will all miss him greatly. Our joy in the middle of this great loss is knowing (without a doubt) we will see our friend again. Praying God our Father comfort and strengthen you all during this most difficult time. The Barrett family is so special to everyone who knows you!! Our love and prayers are joined with so many on your behalf, Greg & Brandy Sandoval
I worked with Larry while he was at Blackberry and he was always a ray of light. He had a great attitude all the time and was so easy to talk to. We went on a sales call at Georgia Public Broadcasting and he was so excited to tell them how much he loved their oldies concerts. He made work more fun and I am grateful for all the fun he brought to our team.
Prayers of peace and comfort for your family.
Betty and family…Shelia and Myself Love Larry So Much….I’m so sorry and love you all…Prayers for family🙏🥰🙏🥰❤️
I am so sorry for your loss. He is a precious man and will be truly missed. Please forgive me for not attending the services. We also had a recent, close death in our family and it has been extremely hard to process. We are praying for you all!
Audrey & Doug Barlow
Betty, We are so sorry for your loss. I am so thankful we can say without a doubt we will see him again. He was a wonderful man and he loved you and his family dearly. We love you Betty and all of you are in our prayers.
Audrey & Doug
Larry was a very special person, whom I was privileged to know. The last time I saw him, he told me about his cancer, and I have prayed and prayed for him and all his family. He invited me many times to Hopewell. I met him while doing his taxes. The last time I saw him was in 2021, and he gave me a hug, even though it was during Covid. My thoughts and prayers are with the Barrett family.
Debbie Hall Vonier
Betty and family
I am so sad for your loss. May you each feel the comfort of Gods love during this time of grief.
Larry and Carolyn Palmer
Betty and family, sorry for your loss of Larry. He was such an outstanding person to have known and will be missed. You have our sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
Your family has my sincerest heartfelt sympathy and prayers. I hadn't seen Larry in many years. We were classmates for years. Larry was one of the good guys!
Betty: I am so sorry to hear about Larry. He was always such a good guy. Even though I didn't see him much, I was always impressed with his
Our family is so sorry to hear the passing of Larry. He was such a sweet and loving man. I know the days,weeks, and months ahead will be hard but may God wrap you in his arms and comfort you.
Steve and I want to extend our sympathies to you and your family.
My condolences to Larry's family. I met Larry many years ago playing softball. What struck me about him right away was the way he carried himself, his character, and strength of conviction. God grant you peace and joy in your forever home my friend.
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