Elnora Neal Barrs

February 4, 2023


Elnora Neal Barrs, 82, passed away on February 4, 2023. She was born in Texas to the late Willie and L.E. Neal.

Elnora is preceded in death by parents and husband Greal Barrs Jr.

She is survived by her son Douglas E Smith (Beverly); grandchildren Trina Canady (Rodney) of Texas, Christopher Smith (Tanisha) of Texas, Ashley Mills (Jason) of North Carolina; a host of great grandchildren.

Elnora was a faithful member of St Edwards Baptist Church of Austin Texas for over 40 years. She was known for her strong independence, cooking and baking, thrifty shopping, and spending quality time with her family whom she loved dearly.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 10:30-11am followed by a service at 11am at Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel 12893 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23608. Burial will take place at 1pm at Hampton Memorial Gardens.

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1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Barrs ‘ and extended families, our pray are with you! Elnora was my second cousin, in which I would talk to her once a month! She had that soft tone, voice! She would always say in her conversation, God is good, I am still here just! She would never complain about herself! I watch beautiful cousin as she was a caretaker for her parents! She wore that smile with her fine self! She was the oldest living granddaughter on the White side! She will be truly missed! Love cousin Jeannie

Edward & Gwendolyn East
1 month ago

Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family in the passing of your mother.

Eleanor Arlise Harris
1 month ago

Douglas, Beverly and Ashley, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom and grandmother. My sincere condolences. Praying for your comfort and peace.

Lawrence & Beverley LANGHORNE
1 month ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. Earth has no sorry that heaven cannot heal.