Martha Barkley

Martha Jane Barkley (Morrison)

Thursday, October 1st, 1942 - Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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Dateline: Surfside Beach, SC

Mrs. Martha Jane Morrison Barkley, age 77 passed away peacefully Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Tucker Hospice House with her family by her side.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am Saturday, March 21 at Wilkinson Funeral Home. A private funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11 am with Rev. Thant McManus officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Martha was born October 1, 1942 in Cabarrus County, a daughter of the late Dallas Wallace Morrison and Beatrice Ellen Tarlton Morrison. She and her husband retired to the beach where she enjoyed reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and spending time on the beach. She was a member of South Strand Assembly of God in Murrells Inlet.

Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Lynn Barkley; daughter, Amanda Garvin and husband, Jason of Mooresville; sons, Wallace Readling and wife, Amy of Concord and Perry Readling and wife, Nancy of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Colby Readling, Carter Moran and husband, Preston, Garrett and Tanner Readling, and great-grandchild, Milo Moran.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Street Food Pantry, 4100 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    471 N. Church St.
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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Berniece Trudeau

Posted at 04:51pm
Martha was a wonderful lady. She came to me in an hour of deep need. May God bless Lynn and all of the family I know she will be greatly missed

Dawn Garvin

Posted at 10:43am
Brent and I send our condolences. We only knew Martha for a brief time but always felt her to be warm and welcoming. We are so sorry for your loss. Brent and Dawn Garvin


Posted at 02:18pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 12:21pm
our most Blessed Sympathy to the Barkley family.Our prayers will always me with you. Bob SMITH

Misty McConnell

Posted at 08:26am
Perry and family, we are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything we are here for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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L. Kish Posted at 06:59am

I knew Martha from the 1990s when we worked together at Bendix in Charlotte. She was truly a very classy lady and an outstandingly polite and kind person. Everyone liked Martha. Lynn, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Kind regard, Les Kish

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