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Donna Moore

Jan. 27, 1960 ~ Nov. 20, 2020

Services will be held: December 5, 2020

William Thomas Roberson

July 6, 1924 ~ November 24, 2020

Services will be held:

Larry Clifton Fountain

January 6, 1946 ~ November 23, 2020

Services will be held:

Casey Elizabeth Snead

March 06, 1980 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held:

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Marvin Sherrill Barefoot

February 2, 1935 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

Stephan (Steve) Gabriel Barat

August 1, 1946 ~ November 21, 2020

Services will be held: November 24, 2020

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Cornelia Crane Plyler

November 25, 1931 ~ November 20, 2020

Services will be held:

Lavinia Mae Britt

August 6, 1939 ~ December 16, 2020

Services will be held: November 21, 2020

Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey

October 30, 1924 ~ July 30, 2020

RALEIGH Marguerite “Rita” Enid Kinsey passed away, as she lived, on her own terms on July 30, 2020. She was many things: brave, witty, resilient, curious, loving and an enthusiastic citizen of the world. She spent her long life pursuing adventure and cherishing her family and friends. She appreciated a lively party just as much as she enjoyed sitting quietly reading a good book. She would never say no to a good cup of tea, was a fierce bridge player and was always quick to strike up a conversation with anyone she met. She had a dry sense of humor and she loved the beach, live piano, and telling a good story. She would body surf with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and made every effort to keep up with the newest book, song, Broadway show, or movie. She rarely took ‘no’ for an answer and usually (always) had the last word.

On October 30, 1924 Rita was born to Arthur Romney Carty and Juliet Owen Carty on the island of Anguilla. She was the youngest daughter of nine children, loved climbing trees and running the sandy beaches of her home in the West Indies. She spent her life living around the world while raising her family with her devoted husband, Robert Kinsey, whom she is now reunited with. They met in Costa Rica, then went on to live in El Salvador, Honduras, Peru, Hawaii, Trinidad, Puerto Rico and New Jersey, before settling down in Miami, FL, where they remained for over 40 years enjoying a full life of golf and bridge with wonderful friends and family. Their home was a popular stop-off for friends and travelers throughout the years. Her boundless spirit and stubborn nature has left many with entertaining stories and memories to share with others.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband Robert Wayne Kinsey (1925-2005). She will be remembered and missed by her children, Pamela Kinsey-Barker and husband Chris, Brian Kinsey and wife Jody, and Lorna Biddle; grandchildren Jason Barker and wife Jenn, Brianna Barker Caza and husband Arran, Ashley Peterson, Jenna Hofwalt and husband Chuck and Robert Kinsey and wife Felicia; great-grandchildren Sabrina, Declan, Max, Alex, Vivienne, Robert (Beau), Luke, Aspen, and Alexa. Our family would like to thank the staff and residents at the Cardinal of North Hills in Raleigh, NC for their kindness and care. Arrangements are by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Raleigh.






  1. Susan Kinsey

    Rita will be dearly missed by all who had the honor of knowing her. She was a most amazing person.

  2. Helen Alder

    Dear Pam, Brian and families
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Aunty Rita. I never did meet Aunty Rita much to my disappointment as I live so far away in the Isle of Man, British Islands, with my husband and two grown up children. My sisters Jean and Ann tell such wonderful stories after visiting Aunty Rita in Florida.
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    With best wishes
    Helen Boyd Alder

  3. Ava and Brian.

    Brianna and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Randall Carty

    Both U Bob and my Aunt Rita have been wonderful to me in my life. They were always kind and welcoming and just great to be with. Aunt Rita had a great sense of humor and i can still hear her laughter. May she rest in peace.

  5. Linda Lager

    Dear Pam, Chris, and Family – Jerry and I send our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom. It is so hard to lose a mom. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you enjoyed while she was with you. Hers was certainly a life well lived.
    Love from Ohio,
    Jerry and Linda

  6. Marjorie and family

    Deepest condolences being offered to Pam and family, Brian and family, Lorna and family and to all who knew and loved our Auntie Rita. May her soul rest in peace.
    The above tribute to her life encompasses all – she will be deeply missed.

  7. Debbie Nichols

    Pam, Chris and family
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Glad Connie shared the obituary with us. Thinking of you all and hope everyone is doing well. Continued prayers for strength during these strange and unprecedented times.
    Debbie & Mike (Nichols)

  8. Annemarie Brockmann

    Dear Pam and the rest of Rita’s family. So sorry to hear that dear Rita has departed this life! My sincere condolences. I was privileged to know her here in Miami and she was one of my favorite bridge partners and friends. She certainly was a special lady in whose presence it was never boring. We’ve missed her and send our love.

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