Millicent Barnett

May 26, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Millicent “Millie” Barnett of Charlotte passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, May 26, 2022, ten days short of her 101st birthday. Millicent, the daughter of British immigrants Charlotte (Turner) and Albert Fitzpatrick, was the sole member of her family born an American citizen.

Millie and her husband Arch Barnett grew up in West Virginia and met at the end of WWII. They married in Berkeley, California in 1946 and resided in the Bay Area for several years. Later, they lived in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Pennsylvania; and Boca Raton, Florida.

A long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, Millie was involved in the women’s auxiliary - investing endless time and energy into their philanthropic projects. An accomplished crafter, she designed handmade items for their Annual Church Fundraiser. Her other interests included volunteering at her daughters’ schools as well as at the local hospital. She was a talented interior designer who had an eye for antiques and created beautiful quilts on her loom. A thoughtful listener and lively lady, her love for family extended to her daughters’ friends and neighbors.  She was also a caring and dutiful daughter.

Millie moved to Charlotte in 2010 and resided at both Carriage Club and Waltonwood Cotswold prior to moving to her daughter Anne’s home early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millie is survived by her daughters, Anne Barnett of Charlotte; Jill Greenman and husband Robert of Mill Valley, California; and Beth Burns and husband Howard of Sammamish, Washington; grandsons, Lane and Evan Greenman, Miles Burns and Simon Johns.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Arch Barnett, as well as brothers Ted (Edward) and Walter Fitzpatrick.  

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte.  The service will be livestreamed at: http://www.christchurchcharlotte.org/funeral-live-broadcast/ for those unable to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in Millie’s memory to Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.  

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  • Howard Burns

    As Millie's son-in-law, I can attest to her being a role model to her daughters. She opened up her heart and home to me. She always made me feel warmly welcomed into the Barnett home. Two things that come to mind when I think about Millie are her amazing culinary skills - everything always tasted so good, especially her famous chocolate chip cookies, as well as the time she knit a sweater for me. RIP Millie!