Naomi Barclay

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Naomi Barclay, age 70, was born October 10, 1044, in Anniston, Alabama. Naomi has five sister, and two brothers. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1972. Naomi worked and retired from Columbus City Schools as a bus driver. She also worked as a Nurse Aide at Mercy Hospital and St. Ann Hospital.

She was baptized and received the Lord at a young age. On Saturday, Decmebr20, 2014, at Grant Hospital she was called home to be the Lord.

Deaconess Naomi was a faithful member of Jerusalem Tabernacle Baptist Church. She was a strong outspoken, caring, loving and giving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help take care of everyone. Naomi was always on the go taking care of business and visiting loved ones. And loved go to basketball games, and cheerleading competitions. No matter what Naomi always gave inspiring words of wisdom to others, also enjoyed talking about her life experiences and memorable stories.

Naomi was married to Eugene Barclay ”Woody” for a long time. Woody was her first and last love. They had four children; three daughters, Wanda (Faye), Elaine, Teresa one son Quincy and seven grandchildren.

Naomi was preceded in death by her beloved parents Albert and Leila Allen, sisters Ruby L. Owens, and Alberta Allen (Smith), brother Elijah Allen, and brother-in-law Raymond Owens.

Naomi is survived by husband Eugene Barclay of many years, daughters, Wanda Faye Chapple, Elaine (John) Byrd, and Teresa Bush all of Columbus, Ohio, one son Quincy Davis of Atlanta GA., three aunts Willie Nix of Alpine, AL, Betty Nix and Dorthy Suttle of Talladega, Al, sisters Wanda (Harry Brown, Josephine Allen, Florine Ingram all of Jacksonville, Al, Brother Kenneth Allen of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law Barbara Allen of Cleveland, OH, and Iva Barclay, Mary Garrett of Talladega, Al, Seven grand children and great grand children, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday December 30, 2014 at Jerusalem Tabernacle Baptist Church 560 Taylor Ave. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. May you continue to feel comfort by the love and support of family and friends. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2 and Acts 24:15.

  2. My prayers and condolences are with you as you recieve the comfort of the Holy Spirit in your time of loss. Deaconess Barclay will be greatly missed.

  3. Beverly Draughon

    To the family of Naomi Barclay, I am truly saddened at the passing of your Mom(Wanda), grandmother(Shawana), and greatgrandmother(Andreea). I am so sorry I could not be there to help you through this time of loss. Know however that my prayers are with you all.
    Know that I understand what you must be feeling and I will not tell you that she is in a better place because you and I know that is just words, but I will tell you this that God is a loving God and though we may never understand all this death and separation from our loved ones, we understand that He is Sovereign He is God and He alone knows the span of our life here on earth.
    We also know that He is able to sustain us and keep us even in the loss of those dear to us.
    The Bible states “Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid, I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and take you onto myself”. Grandma is home in her new home God has prepared for her.
    I love you all, take courage and God Bless the entire family.
    Bev. Draughon (Andreea,s Grandmother).

  4. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time, Sister Wanda I am saying a special prayer for you that God will lift you in your hour of need, I miss you and will always be here, you know where I work if you need to talk, Sister Naomi will be deeply missed

  5. Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear one Naomi. I was one of her supervisor when she drove the school bus at Fort Hayes.

    Life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist.
    We are comforted by the hope of the resurrection.
    God holds out this wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said ” I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCISES FAITH IN ME, EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE.”
    Mark 5:38-43 is one of the nine accounts of ones who were resurrected. What a blessed reason to hope in God! ( John 5:28,29)
    The gift of your memories of Naomi will bring you great joy and turn into a treasure..
    You and yours will receive strength through prayer to God, you wil lfeel comfort by the loving concern of your God-fearing friends, and you will be up lifted by studying God Word,

    Trust in “the God of All Comfort ”
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  6. Jack/Shelia Whatley

    Naomi was a great co-worker and friend of mine back in 1980 First Community Village. I remember talking her home from work one morning. She was truly outspoken, and kept me and the staff laughing. I was in school and later departed First Community Village, and we lost contact. I have tried to locate her on many occasions, now years later I find that the Lord has called her to rest.i send my love condolences to you family and friends. She’s one of those special people that you just don’t forget. We all had a great time as co-workers and friends that will never be forgotten. I’m saddened by the news, but one thing I know we all can be together again if we turn to God’s Word. It’s in the Bible. I look forward to meeting her again. May Heavens face shine upon you all and give you peace. Naomi was an amazing and beautiful person. Thanks for sharing her with me. Love you all

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