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Barbara Mitchell Head
Mrs. Barbara (Mitchell) Head, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the CarePartners Hospice Solace Center, in Asheville, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Quinton and Bernice Kuhse Mitchell. Barbara was born on October 06, 1950 in Seaside Memorial Hospital, City of Long Beach (Los Angeles County), California.
Barbara attended Grace Community Church, in Marion, North Carolina. Although her undergraduate college majors were mathematics and business finance, her real passion (and gift) was teaching, teaching the fundamental basics of mathematics to junior high students. For twelve years, from 2003 till her battle with liver cancer forced her to retire in 2015, she taught seventh grade Pre-Algebra at the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Avondale, Rutherford County. In October 2015 she was recognized for her excellence in teaching. At the ceremony TJCA Headmaster Joseph Maimone said of Barbara, “Her math growth scores have been some of the strongest across the state and certainly at our school. Year after year, she has had extraordinary growth in the scores. They are off the top.” Prior to living in Marion, Barbara worked as an accountant in the finance department of Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, North Carolina from the summer of 1996 to December 1998.
Barbara loved being outdoors. She loved hiking, tent camping, canoeing and especially being at the beach. She also enjoyed landscape gardening and working on improving the old farmhouse her family lived in. She had a tender heart for animals in need, and for years faithfully ministered to an elderly widow across the street from her home.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 43 years, Joseph A. Head, her daughter Sara Head and her brother Roger Mitchell (Kathy) of Mission Viejo, Orange County, California.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held Saturday July 24th 3pm at the Grace Community Church in Marion, North Carolina. Visitation from 1-3pm. Given Barbara’s love of teaching, in lieu of flowers, friends may like to make to consider a donation to Grace Community Church earmarked for their newly established pre-school.
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Joe, I am praying for you and Sara.🙏🏻
Cindy Kilpatrick Jul 24 2021 7:44 PM
My deepest condolences to you Joe and the rest of the family. Thoughts, prayers and love. No that she is waking up in Jesus arms.
Andrew M. Perry Jul 24 2021 2:33 PM
Barbara was a dear friend and former colleague in Long Beach, CA. We managed to stay in touch all these years and will be greatly missed. My prayers and love are with the Mitchell and Head families through this difficult time. Knowing she is with our Lord gives us peach and comfort.
Sandi Conniff Jul 24 2021 1:54 PM
Teresa Lewis lit a candle for Barbara Mitchell Head
Teresa Lewis Jul 24 2021 1:30 PM
Marilyn Collins lit a candle for Barbara Mitchell Head
Marilyn Collins Jul 23 2021 4:04 PM
Henry and Joan Kanipe lit a candle for Barbara Mitchell Head
Henry and Joan Kanipe Jul 23 2021 3:53 PM
Joe, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know Barbara well, I will always remember her smile - even in the face of adversity. I imagine that smile is so much brighter today in the presence of Jesus.
Margaret Jul 20 2021 3:44 PM
Deborah Hall Laughridge lit a candle for Barbara Mitchell Head
Deborah Hall Laughridge Jul 19 2021 11:06 AM
Marsha Johnson lit a candle for Barbara Mitchell Head
Marsha Johnson Jul 19 2021 7:55 AM
Joe, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Hopefully knowing so many are thinking of you at this difficult time will help in some small way. My love to you.....
Jo Pyatt Jul 18 2021 1:57 PM