Elijah “Worm” Barrett

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Elijah “Worm” Barrett was born April 3, 1954 and passed away peacefully at his home March 9, 2021 surrounded by a loved one.

Elijah attended and graduated from Linden McKinley High School. He earned the name Worm from being a good basketball player.

Elijah retired from Columbus City Schools where he worked as a custodian for over 30 years. Elijah enjoyed playing basketball, fishing and cooking.

Elijah leaves to cherish his memories, mother, S.B. White; former spouse, Rayetta Barrett; daughters, Junetta Barrett, Marcia Barrett, Bella Johnson, and Angel Barrett; son, Edgar (Tamara) Brown; loving sister, Phyllis Barrett; siblings, Rose Bradley and Joe Barrett. Elijah has several grandchildren that will miss him, along with other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.

Services will be private.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Frances Pegram

    To The Entire Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy . Elijah was a very good friend . We attended the same school. He was a very Cool, and Soft Spoken Young Man. You will be missed. Frances Neal

  2. To the implored family, please acknowledge my condolences with respect to the passing of Mr. Elijah Barrett. May God Grace and Mercy be upon his resting soul.

    • Alicia Glover-Henderson

      To Sarah and the entire Barrett family, I’m sorry for your loss. May God keep you all cradled in his arms. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear June and the Entire Barrett Family, Our Hearts are saddened in learning of the Passing of Your Father, our Friend, who has always been a Truly Wonderful Man.
    Elijah will be remembered as a very kind, gentle and friendly person who was loved and Respected by All who had the privilege of knowing him …A True and Dear Brother!
    May God Bless You All, knowing that Elijah is being well taken care of in his Peaceful Sleep. IKR
    Our Sincere Heartfelt Condolences to You.
    LM classmates, chrlz and Valerie Grooms

  4. Shawnda "Boo" Barrett

    To my Cousins, Aunt Sarah, his grandchildren and loved ones…Cousin Elijah…Worm will be missed and I send my condolences. I’ve always known him to have a kind and gentle spirit. Memories of us kids going to the park while the grown-ups talked throughout the years flood me. Rest easy…you’re in good company.

  5. Deacon Roy and Sister Cain

    To the Barrett Family,

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

  6. Michael Barnes

    My condolences and prayers of comfort to the family and friends. I am saddened by the news that Worm has moved on. He was a legend and will be missed and remembered Rest in Peace brother

  7. Condolences to the entire Barrett’s family.

  8. Patrick Henderson

    Prayers for the family…

  9. Barbara Kimball

    “Bear” was a kind, soft spoken gentleman, who was a wonderful addition at Gables Elementary. He was positive, helpful, and a sweet soul.

  10. Elaine Insinga

    “Mr. Bear” (as the students of Gables Elementary would call him) will be missed!!
    Rest In Peace my dear friend

  11. Jeanine Frash and family

    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Bear as we called him at Gables Elementary. With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    May God Comfort all Elijah’s Family and Friends.

  12. To the Barrett family, sorry for your loss, worm was a good father and grandfather. Also a very special person in my life. Always telling me to be a good father. He will be sadly missed. Love Don Jordan.

  13. Kristina Bradley

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of my Uncle Elijah. I have only fond memories of his kindness growing up. I extend my condolences to all my Uncle’s family and especially to my Granny,,,,,,

  14. David B Sawyer

    RIH my brother. Heavenly Father thank you for sharing your child our brother. To the family know that we are praying for you. God will give you strength and heal you God Bless

    David Sawyer. Class of 72. LMHS

  15. May GOD keep you in perfect peace in this time of grief.

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