AVON — Barbara Ann Meekins Austin, 81, of Avon, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Barbara was born on February 14, 1941 to the late Walton Chauncy Meekins and Kathleen Gould (Hooper) Meekins and she lived most of her life in Avon.
Barbara is survived by her three children, Caitlin Jax Hooper (Brett) of San Jose, CA, Jamie Fuller (Mandy) of Avon, NC, and Sally Scarborough (Orville) also of Avon; and her two brothers, David Hooper Meekins (Gale) of Virginia Beach, VA and Richie Meekins of Hatteras, NC. Also, surviving are seven grandchildren- Therese, Ian, Raymond, Gracie, Jack, Raymond, and Christian; one great-grandson, Avery; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Barbara enjoyed serving her church as secretary for three decades, and she loved working with children as a teacher’s aide at Cape Hatteras Elementary School. Recently, Barbara became a published author having written a book with Lois Miller. When asked about her greatest accomplishment, however, Barbara always said, “Giving birth to three beautiful children.” She had a fierce love for her family.
Friends and family may view Monday, January 16, 2023, at Heritage Church Avon (40084 Harbor Road Avon, NC 27915) from 6 PM to 8 PM. The funeral will take place at the church at 2 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The burial will be private.
The family grateful suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Hatteras Island Meals (www.hatterasislandmeals.org). Please share condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.