Thelma Catherine Barnett, 75, of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.
Thelma was born in Charleston on May 28, 1945 to the late Emma and Basil Smith.
She was a 1963 graduate of Charleston High School.
Thelma spent most of her life as a housewife and a homemaker for her family and her late husband, Dewey Barnett.
She worked for a time at Montgomery Ward in Charleston and was also a babysitter for many families.
Thelma was of the Baptist Faith and attended the Church of God, Charleston.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Clara Smith and brother, Ronald Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Neal; daughters, Wendy Wood of South Charleston, Autumn Lucenti (Joe Smith) of Charleston and Theresa Franklin of Charleston; sons, Dewey Barnett, Jr. of South Charleston and Travis Blankenship of Charleston; sister, Betty Kunzelman (Danny) of Phoenix, AZ; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A private family service was held this past week.
In lieu of flowers the family is suggesting donations be made in memory of Thelma to: a charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.barlowbonsall.com .
Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.