Annie Barclift

Annie Barclift

Annie Sarah Cartwright Barclift, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 4, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie R. and Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Cartwright and wife of the late Alton W. Barclift, Sr.  She leaves to cherish her memories four children, Al Barclift (Joyce), Elaine Henell (Dan), Joy Meads (Stuart) all of Elizabeth City, NC and Lisa Croley of Camden, NC; seven grandchildren, Bryan Barclift (Tanya), Michael Barclift (Jennifer), Tiffany Banks (Jason), Timothy Meads, (Amber), Meredith Meads, Molly Croley and Blake Croley; nine great-grandchildren Colin Barclift, Cayden Barclift, Ethan Barclift, Lucas Barclift, Ian Barclift, Evan Banks, Olivia Banks, Jalen Meads, and soon to arrive, Harper Meads; one sister, Arlie Wingard (Bill) of New Bern, NC; two brothers, Frank Cartwright (Bernice) of Hahira, GA and Charlie Raymond Cartwright (Faye) of Hertford, NC.

She gave her heart to Christ as a young lady, and she consistently lived a life of extraordinary faith through the years.  She touched the lives of countless friends and neighbors with her faithful prayers and words of encouragement.  She maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many.  Her nurturing love, faith in God, gift of joy and the sweet smile on her face will never be forgotten.

Possessing a true servant’s heart she faithfully cared for her family and friends through delicious cooking and baking from scratch-including decorated cakes or a special favorite dessert for each birthday.  She cherished her family and cooking meals for them was a highlight in her life.  She also had a love for embroidery, crocheting, crafting and word search puzzles.  She would begin each day the same, reading from her Bible and praying for her loved ones.  She was the heart of the Barclift family and shaped their spiritual lives by her tireless Christian example and dedication to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  She always taught us to be polite, gracious, respectful, hospitable, kind and compassionate.  Above all, she reminded us to put God first in our lives.  We thank God for the example that she set before us, and are reassured in knowing that she is presently rejoicing in heaven with the Father above who has told her, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Her death will not make the evening news.  The world may not take notice, but the numerous people she impacted will spend time reflecting on how their lives were better for knowing her.  Her legacy will live on through her son and three daughters as they live out the love and life skills that she not only taught them, but modeled to them.  It will also live on in the seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren that experience the special love of “Gramby.”

A graveside funeral service will take place Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hollywood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Twiford Memorial Chapel on Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and at other times at the residence of Joy and Stuart Meads, 541 Ownley Road, Elizabeth City, NC.  Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Barclift family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Sherie Cartwright on November 4th, 2013 1:13 pm

    Elaine, Joy, Lisa and Al – Aunt Annie Sarah was one of the sweetest people that I have ever met. I never heard a harsh word come out of her mouth and I always remember her smile and her laughter! I know that she is doing some rejoicing right now in Heaven with those who have gone on before. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.


  2. Wayne and Kim White on November 4th, 2013 1:52 pm

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.


  3. Nancy & Jimmy Sawyer on November 4th, 2013 1:59 pm

    Lisa and family, so sorry about your Mom. I will miss her when we come and sing at the nursing home. We sing twice a mo. and I’d usually see her in there. Thinking about your whole family with Love and Prayers. Nancy and Jimmy Sawyer


  4. Holly Cartwright on November 4th, 2013 2:09 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days, weeks and months.


  5. Mellany Pachol on November 4th, 2013 2:46 pm

    Joy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  6. Kay Acurio on November 4th, 2013 3:19 pm

    Sending sincere condolences to all of you. I always enjoyed talking to her; she was always very appreciative. She sure did love her family and everybody just as God wants us to do. She was an inspiration to all of us. Cherish the sweet memories. In His Love, Kay Acurio


  7. LeAnne Harris on November 4th, 2013 3:35 pm

    Keeping each and every one of you in my thoughts and prayers…what a very special person your Mama was to me! Praying for peace and comfort. Love, LeAnne


  8. Bess Ward on November 4th, 2013 4:16 pm

    To Al, Elaine & Family,

    Sorry to read about your Mom today.

    I remember how cheerfull she alway’s was and so much fun to be around..

    I’m so sorry .

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with all of you now ..

    Sincerely,

    Bess Reid Ward


  9. Judy Rogerson Cox on November 4th, 2013 4:16 pm

    Elaine, Al, Joy and Lisa,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful time she must be having with her friends and loved ones in heaven. Ms. Annie Sarah was a wonderful lady and family friend. God bless you all.
    With love, Ray and Judy Cox


  10. Rhonda & Jesse Wood on November 4th, 2013 4:28 pm

    Ms. Elaine & Lisa & Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    With Our Sympathy,
    Rhonda, Jesse & Derek Wood


  11. Dawn W. Lowry on November 4th, 2013 4:37 pm

    My thoughts & prayers are with each of you as memories of Grandma Barclift flood my thoughts……I will remember her always & how loved I felt to be included on several birthdays with a card and “biscuit money”!! May her faith flow to each of you, your memories put warmth in your heart & Jesus wrap hug you tight during this difficult time. Thank the Lord there are no tears in heaven and I know she is smiling & singing!!!
    Love you! Dawn


  12. Karla Frazier on November 4th, 2013 8:56 pm

    My heart and prayers are with you all.


  13. Andee Frazier Lancaster on November 4th, 2013 9:39 pm

    Al, Elaine, Joy, Lisa and families,
    Aunt Annie Sarah was a such a joy and a sweet, sweet lady! I know that she is with her Lord and rejoicing with her loved ones who went before. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  14. Sandy Weeks McPherson on November 4th, 2013 9:42 pm

    Lisa, Im so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. “Miss Annie Sarah” was so sweet and always wore a smile. Cherish your memories and know that I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Love,
    Sandy


  15. Phyllis Gregory Cohoon on November 5th, 2013 9:18 am

    Joy, Elaine and Lisa and the Barclift Family:
    Sending my love and prayers your way as you mourn the loss of a great lady. Hope you will find strength and comfort in the cherished memories of the times you spent with her.
    Love you,
    Phyllis Cohoon


  16. Heather Rice Garner on November 5th, 2013 9:50 am

    I have fond memories of visits as a child to Aunt Annie Sarah’s house with my mother, Ronda. I will always cherish those memories. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady!


  17. Tricia Jordan on November 5th, 2013 1:31 pm

    Lisa-Thinking of you at this time during the loss of your mother. Mothers are the greatest gift we can ever be given and strive to be. May you only have wonderfurl memories-
    Thinking of you-

    Tricia Jordan


  18. Cindy Meads Spear on November 5th, 2013 2:25 pm

    I was a great pleasure helping to take care of your mother,Ms Annie and she will be greatly missed.


  19. Kelly Snyder on November 5th, 2013 2:47 pm

    Ms. Elaine, So sorry about your mom . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .


  20. megan sawyer on November 5th, 2013 2:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Mrs Annie was a wonderful and sweet lady. She will be missed by many. I love you guys.thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  21. Kristi White on November 5th, 2013 2:55 pm

    Lisa and Molly,
    Thinking of you both during your time of loss. Sending love and prayers your way.

    Love, Kristi, DJ and Ayden


  22. Jan Wingard Raynor on November 5th, 2013 11:00 pm

    Dear Cousins,
    I have many wonderful memories of our summers at Grandmas house. How precious they are now. It is easy to hear all the laughter, of all the aunts, as they sat around the kitchen table together. We love you and send warm hugs your way. You will be in our prayers often during this difficult time.


  23. Jennifer Keeler on November 6th, 2013 3:34 pm

    I was so sorry to see that Mrs. Annie had passed away. She was a sweet and wonderful person and I really enjoyed getting to know her. She always talked so lovingly of all her family members and was so very proud of all of you. She’ll be missed by all of us in the rehab department.


  24. Barbara Barcliff Worthy Leigh on November 6th, 2013 8:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost you will see again I the new paradise.


  25. james and kay banks on November 7th, 2013 9:21 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We enjoyed our visits with her. Her sweet and quiet demeanor made her a special lady.


  26. Martha Baker on November 9th, 2013 3:06 am

    So sorry for your loss.
    Love,
    Martha Baker


  27. J. E. (Johnnie) & Connie on November 9th, 2013 7:15 pm

    Al, Elaine, Joy, Lisa, and the Whole Family,

    We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Barcliff. I mentioned at the visitation how beautiful the obituary was written. And then the wonderful memories shared at the funeral so pointed out her good, clean, country living! What a fitting eulogy it was!
    Please know the whole family is in our thoughts & prayers now & in the days ahead.


  28. Jolene Yezdanian on December 5th, 2013 11:54 am

    I thank you all for sharing your mom with us, she was the sweetest & most caring woman that I had the pleasure of meeting and taking care of. She always worried about everyone else & put herself last, now she can rest in peace with no more worries :) I love u all!!!

    Jolene


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