Barbara Annis Milhorn Canepa

October 31, 1959 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 60)


“Thou art beautiful, O my love…”  Song of Solomon 6:4

Barbara Canepa, 60, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Holston Valley Medical Center.  She was born in Sullivan County on October 31, 1959, a daughter of the late William and Ruby Milhorn and resided in this area her entire life. Barbara worked as a case manager and had an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education with minor in Drama.  She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Gino Canepa; sons, Nicholas Lawrence (Yvonne), of Knoxville, Tennessee and Jonathan Lawrence of Kingsport, Tennessee; one granddaughter, Nola Sue; sisters, Charlene Jessee and Rebecca Shrum; beloved nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

A service will be held at the Beulah Community Cemetery with Rev. Al South officiating at 2:00pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.   A celebration of Barbara’s life will be conducted at a later date once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Beulah Baptist Church Community Missions Fund, 491 Beulah Church Road, Kingsport, Tennessee, 37663.

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Graveside Service
May 11, 2020

2:00 PM
Beulah Baptist Church
491 Beulah Church Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37663

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