Rev. Matthew Theodore Barnette, Sr. departed this life on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Brian Rehabilitation Center, Low Moor, VA following a short illness.
He was born July 12, 1935 in Clifton Forge, VA to the late Elsie Wiley and Palmer Barnette.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ophelia Cooper and Odessa Coles, of Clifton, Forge, VA, four brothers, Fred Barnette, Mt. Holly, NJ; Leroy Barnette, Ralph Barnette, Vallejo, CA, and Lawrence Barnette, MD.
Rev. Barnette was licensed to the ministry in 1984 and ordained in 1985.
He served as pastor of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, Glen Wilton, VA; Siloam Baptist Church, Millboro, VA and Mt. Olive Baptist Church Low Moor, VA for a total of twenty seven years.
He was also the past Moderator of Berean Valley Baptist Association.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Carolyn Barnette, 3 sons, Matthew Jr., and Noel Anthony, Roanoke, Gregory Reginald Greensboro, NC and one daughter, Brandy Barnette, Jessup, of MD, many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 7, 11:00Am at Main Street Baptist Church, Clifton, Forge, VA.
The family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 PM at the church.
The interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Forge.
Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Service.