First Posted: 4/27/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Lizzie Barker Kinzer, 99, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at Waddell Nursing Center in Galax, Va. Mrs. Kinzer was born in Surry County, March 14, 1910, to Joseph and Victoria Johnson Barker. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline Sawyers of Mount Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, Will Ray and Clarene Kinzer of Mount Airy, Robert Bob and Magdalene Kinzer of Winston-Salem and Roger and Wanda Kinzer of Greensboro; grandchildren, Jerry Sawyers, Billy Sawyers, Lacy Sawyers Jr., Greg Sawyers, Kenneth Kinzer, Sabrina Gatewood, Sandi Kuhlman, Brian Edwards, Mike Edwards, Angie Osbourne and Suzanne Kinzer; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Clarence Wilson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kinzer was preceded in death by her husband, William Saunders Kinzer; and by five sisters; and three brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Bannertown Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Todd Byrd. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday, one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.