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Peggy Sue Elizabeth Barnett

Peggy Sue Elizabeth Barnett
  • December 7, 1943 - April 23, 2022
  • Hammond, Louisiana

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Peggy Sue Elizabeth Barnett, age 78, of Hammond, LA went home to be with her Lord and Savior the morning of April 23, 2022.
She was born to Bernard J. and Lucy Mae (Burke) Petit on December 7, 1943. She attended and graduated from Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, IN in 1962. She served in the United States Army honorably until 1963, at Fort McClellan, AL and in Washington, DC. She was a graduate of Portsmouth Interstate Business College in Portsmouth, OH where she earned her CPA in 1973.

She worked as a pastor's secretary for several Baptist churches throughout Kentucky, Ohio, and Louisiana. She worked in the finance office in Fort Knox, KY. She retired from the Louisiana Department of Social Services. Upon retiring, she provided loving care to her husband, Al Raymond Barnett, until his death in 2013.

She is survived by her brother, Isiah Nelson Petit of Chambersburg, PA; and half-sister Christy R. Petit of Dothan, AL; her four children Deborah K. Smith (James) of Martinez, GA, Frazier T. Beard II of Hammond, LA; Charles D. Beard (Tracy) of Denham Springs, LA; and Vicki L. Bell (Thomas) of St. Augustine, FL; two step-children Raymond Barnett of Denham Springs, LA, and Kimberly Y. O'Connell (J.C.) of San Angelo, TX; her four grandchildren 1SG James M. Smith (Katherine), Marindi L. Smith; Sherri L. Carpenter (Benjamin); Ashley R. Beard; and Kori M. Bell; and four great-grandchildren James M. Smith II, Madison E. Smith, Luke T. Carpenter, and Erik A. Carpenter; and her beloved cat Sweety.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.