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Gwendolynn Lee Harrington Barrett

Gwendolynn Lee Harrington Barrett passed away on July 25, 2020, after a brief hospital stay. She was born April 9, 1940, to Lee Hill and Gwendolyn Whitaker Harrington. Gwynne Lee was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen, MS who loved her family, her community, and her town with her whole heart. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1958, the University of Mississippi in 1962, later achieving her master’s and specialist’s degrees from Mississippi State University, and enjoyed a 25-year career with the Aberdeen School District as an elementary teacher. She always enjoyed running into former students around town.

Gwynne Lee was an avid sports fan albeit from the luxury of her chair in front of the TV with a Tab and a Hershey Bar with almonds. Gwynne Lee would always choose a sporting event, especially one involving the Ole Miss Rebels, over anything that involved cooking, cleaning, decorating, or cheese. The consummate planner, Gwynne Lee was a master at attention to detail and was not okay with those who didn’t follow the plan. She balanced her checkbook to the penny every month. A faithful lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, Gwynne Lee sat in the same family pew for the majority of her life and was happiest when members of her family joined her there.

Gwynne Lee is survived by three very beloved children, Lynn Barrett Mackenzie (Andrew) of Greenville, South Carolina; Leigh Barrett Mobley (Keith) of Aberdeen, MS, and Jay Barrett (Sarah) of Madison, MS; one brother, Frank W. Harrington (Cathi) of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren: Ross Mackenzie, Jack Mackenzie, Caroline Mobley, Annie Mobley, Leighton Barrett, Mivie Barrett, and Mae Barrett. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Gwendolyn Elise Mobley, and her parents, Lee Hill and Gwendolyn Harrington. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and many friends who adored her.

Aberdeen, MS

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