Ms. Henrietta Irvin was born on September 30, 1927 to Newt and Linney Satterfield. She grew up in Skitts Mountain Community where she continued to live with her beloved husband, J.C. Irvin. The two farmed, raised two sons, and were inseparable until his death, whereafter she remained a widow for 41 years.
Countless lives were touched by this great lady. From the lifelong friends that knew she was always there, to the children that will forever remember Easter egg hunts in her yard, that was always manicured and beautiful with flowers, and coming to her house every Halloween for popcorn balls then growing into adults and bringing their children for more.
So many share fond memories of fishing and camping with this wonderful woman, which were two of her favorite pastimes
She taught her grandchildren how to make biscuits, cobblers, blackberry rolls, and popcorn balls with a pitch of this and a spoonful of that. We always had to cook the syrup until it would “spin a thread” and that’s how we knew it was ready. She also taught us life lessons like kindness, gratitude, and compassion.
Punk or Granny Punk, as we all called her, was an extraordinary lady who cooked for, cared for, and loved the multitudes. Her door was always open and the coffee was always hot. She was loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Ms. Irvin was preceded in death by her husband, father, mother and all of her siblings. She leaves behind son and daughter-in-law Clayton and Dianne Irvin, son Sandy Irvin, grandchildren Judy and Jonathon Rogers, Jessica and Brandon McDougald, Jennifer Irvin, Hannah Irvin, Shannon and Katie Irvin, Emily and Shane Gaddy, great grandchildren Devin and Ben McDougald, Josiah, Elihu, and Isaac Irvin, and Clare and Emmett Gaddy.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Kyle Savage and the Rev. Bryan Satterfield will officiate. Interment will follow at Skitts Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.