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Obituary for Barbara Mern Rustin

Barbara Mern Rustin passed away on November 5th, 2017 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina. A person of deep faith, Barbara died peacefully, secure in the knowledge that she would live again with her Lord and Savior. Born in Selma, Alabama on April 20th, 1942, she spent her early years in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Syosset, New York.

Barbara gave many years of service as a Secretary in hospital emergency rooms in Maine and New Hampshire. Among her homes before arriving in Goldsboro were Rockland and Waldoboro, Maine and Keene, New Hampshire. Her last years were spent living in the Kirkwood Retirement Community.

Barbara is survived by her sisters, Jane and Belzora Rustin; nephews, Richard Rustin Perlungher (Nicole) of Indian Trail, NC and Thomas Henry Perlungher (Sarah) of Greenville, NC and her adored great nieces and nephew, Ellie, Grace and Jonathan Perlungher. Kind and generous, Barbara was greatly loved by her family and friends. A lover of all animals, Barbara gave a wonderful home to many rescued cats who also became part of her family. Her parents, Howard Frank Rustin, M. D. and Helen Mern Rustin predeceased her.

Her family thanks Sonya Mozingo for her friendship and loving support of Barbara. Barbara's care from 3HC, first at home and then at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, was compassionate, extraordinary and appreciated beyond measure.

A memorial service, will be held at the Seymour Funeral Home on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 am with Reverend Barry Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Community Soup Kitchen, 112 W. Oak Street, Goldsboro NC 27530 or to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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memorial service




11:00 AM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534





11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Memorial Contribution

Community Soup Kitchen

P.O.Box 1064
Goldsboro, NC 27533

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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