September 9, 1922 ~ January 27, 2022

Born in: Fairview, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Fairview- Beadie Barnwell Morgan, 99, went to her great reward on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Flesher’s Fairview Health Care Center.

Beadie was a woman of deep faith and strong determination. She believed that you could accomplish anything with faith in God, and hard work. She also valued education as a tool to help one get ahead in life. She instilled these values in her children and grandchildren. She also demonstrated these beliefs in her own life.

Born September 9, 1922, she was the oldest of seven children, and grew up in Fairview, NC the daughter of the late Robert George and Annie Sales Barnwell. She graduated from Fairview High School in 1939 and earned a Business degree from Blanton’s Business College in 1942.

She married Phillip Charles Morgan Sr. in 1945. Beadie was a military wife and mother who raised five children while accompanying her husband on tours of duty in Europe and the United States. She was the heart of the home and kept the family grounded while working outside the home when her husband was deployed.

After the death of her husband, and with two of her children attending college, Beadie at age 51 decided to further her education and attended AB Tech and UNCA where she earned degrees in Nursing and Psychology. She was employed for 15 years with the Buncombe County Health Department’s Family Planning.

Retiring in her seventies, she traveled the world extensively, built a new house while in her 80’s and lived by herself until age 95. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, politics and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Charles Sr., son Phillip Charles Jr., brothers Bud and CB Barnwell, sisters Marie Stallings, Ruby Barnwell, and Margaret Ford.

Surviving are her four children; Jeanne McClure (Dale) of Hilton Head Island, SC, Thomas Morgan (Jacque) of Waynesville, NC, David Morgan (Nancy) of Port Orchard, WA, Debi Brown (Harry) of Fairview, NC, and daughter-in-law Sharon Morgan of Adrian, MI. Also surviving is a brother, James Barnwell of Fairview, NC.

Beadie was blessed with 13 grandchildren; Suzanne Carter (Michael), Rob McDonald (Julia), Charlie, Scott and Carrie Morgan, Aimee Akbar (Farzad), Jennifer Morgan, Adriane Morgan, Natalie Seivers (Brock), Ashley, Josh, and Lindsey Brown, Meredith Stasko (John) and 16 great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of Flesher’s Health Care Center for her care.

A private family Graveside Service will be held at Emma’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Edward Brouwer officiating. A Celebration of Beadie’s Life will be held in the future.

In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that you make a donation to your church in Beadie’s memory.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Private Burial:

Emma's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
417 Emmas Grove Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  1. Gram B,
    I enjoyed all of our conversations. You were a wealth of knowledge with a strong faith and insight. You always kept me on my toes. Aized, Aiden and Sophia will miss their visits with you. Sophia is already sending you balloon messages to heaven. She wants you to know you are loved and your memory will be in her heart. We all feel that’s way.
    Love always,

  2. Great Grandma Beadie was the strongest woman I know, along with her daughter ( My Grandmother ) Jeanne McClure. Both of those women are my role models and Grandma Beadie will be missed Greatly. I love her with all my heart. I cannot thank her enough for blessing me with my grandmother and mother Suzanne. 4 generations of strong women.

  3. To the family of Beadie Morgan.
    May the memories of Beadie and the knowledge that she is in her eternal home comfort you during this time.
    Much love
    John and Dawn Gronner

  4. I am sorry to see this. I worked at Buncombe Co. with Mrs. Morgan. She was such a jewel and will be missed by all. She made many contributions to the families she touched thru her work. I always enjoyed her. My deepest condolences to her family.

  5. To the Morgan family

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing your dear one but will see her in heaven one day.
    May the God of all comfort be your hope and help as you go through the coming days.

    Mary Bane


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