Bro. Barry Winfrey Sr. was born September 11, 1965 in Forrest City, Arkansas. He was born to the parentage of Elmond and Mary Winfrey who preceded him in death. He married Sis. Joyce Hill Winfrey September 30, 1990. He is survived by three children.
He received his formal education at Forrest City High School and graduated in 1983. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior January 8, 1983 and later moved to Lockesburg, Arkansas. He later became a member of the New Testament House of Prayer under the leadership of the late Pastor Otha Hill, Sr. In 1993, he was elected as the Chairman of the Board for the New Testament House of Prayer, Inc. He served in the ministry for 36 years. He was known for his famous barbeque and catering services as Barry D’s Barbeque. He was an employee of Hempstead County Road Department for over 20 years. He worked there until he retired in 2016. He transitioned from this life on September 29, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Keith Winfrey, and four sisters, Betty Brown, Linda Davis, Gail Winfrey, and Sandra Johnson.
He leaves to celebrate his homegoing his wife, Joyce Hill Winfrey, one son, Barry Winfrey Jr. (Latoya) of Texarkana, two daughters, April Winfrey, and Adrianna Winfrey both of Fulton; three brothers, Alex (Brenda) Winfrey of Okolona, Roy (Margaree) Winfrey of Forrest City, Frederick (Barbara) Winfrey of Bismarck; two sisters, Vickie (Oscar) Ellis of Stephens, and Angenett Winfrey of Forrest City; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, church family, and adopted children.
Visitation will be 12-5pm Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Winfrey will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service Saturday. Funeral service will be 3pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 at New Testament House of Prayer, 306 North Ferguson Street, Hope. Burial will be at Westmoreland East Cemetery, Fulton. Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.