Whitney Renee Barrett


Whitney Renee Barrett, 24, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at her home.

Born November 3, 1998, in Sumter, she was a daughter of Cindy Lee Barrett and Stacy Ray Garnett. She attended Sumter High School.

Surviving in addition to her mother of Manning and father of Paxville are two sons, Davon Gillespie and Ishia

Gillespie; maternal grandmother, Debbie Baker; maternal grandfather, Edward Barrett; aunt, Robin Purdy (Carl); cousin, Alaina Purdy; and two step sisters, Briana and Grace.

She was preceded in death by a son, Elijah Gillespie; maternal grandfather, Troy Baker; paternal grandmother, Jean Garnett, and uncle, Robert J. “B.J.” Baker.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in Paxville Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Johnson and the Rev. Eugene Mosier officiating.

The family received friends following the service at Paxville Cemetery and at other times at the residence, 1565 Jerro Road, Manning.

Memorials may be made to A Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 607, Manning.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.