Michelle S. Barlow

Published 9:20 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On the evening of March 22, 2016, Michelle Simone Barlow passed away suddenly due to injuries sustained when her vehicle was rear-ended by a dump truck on Capitol Boulevard in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Michelle was returning from a teacher’s workshop at the WCPSS central office in Cary. Michelle, having just been named the intervention coordinator at Wake Forest High School, attended this workshop to help develop a plan to support struggling students. She was 42 years old.

Michelle Lynn Simone was born on June 3, 1973 at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is the daughter of Lynn E. Simone and Donald V. Simone of Smithfield.

Michelle is survived by her husband Michael Craig Barlow, her two children, Rhett Michael and Vanessa Renee Barlow, her parents Donald V. and Lynn E. Simone, and her brother, Anthony Lee Simone and his family. She will also be greatly missed by extended family, church family, co-workers, students and friends worldwide.

There will be a life celebration service for Michelle in Virginia on Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at Franklin High School in Franklin, as well as a second service in North Carolina on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Binkley Chapel on the campus of South Eastern Baptist Theology Seminary (SEBTS) in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Instead of flowers donations can be made to World Vision. This is a charity that the Barlow family has been supporting continually for over 10 years in the hopes to see an end to global hunger. Donations can also be made for use in local needs to Restoration Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina in honor of Michelle.