Emogene Jones Wamsley of Kill Devil Hills, July 5

By on July 6, 2023

Emogene “Jean” Jones Wamsley was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother during her incredible 88 years of life.  On July 5, 2023 she peacefully passed away at her home in Outer Banks NC with her devoted husband of 71 years at her side.  Jean followed her heart when she married Howard Ernest Wamsley, Jr shortly before graduating from high school.  Together they raised four children in a supportive and loving home in Colonial Heights Virginia.

Jean dedicated her life to her family and her friends.  She was creative and talented and showed her love for her family through her sewing and cooking skills.  Her daughters were proud of their “one of a kind” outfits sewn by their mother worn throughout their school years.  Jean created a home where the back door was always open for friends to drop in for a cup of coffee at the kitchen table and a big backyard filled with the neighborhood children playing games and riding bikes.  She was the mother always supporting her children’s school activities and yelling the loudest at her son’s wrestling matches.  Jean was the grandmother who made her grandkids laugh and filled their bellies with pancakes topped with confectionary sugar and whipped cream.  Whether it was water skiing at “the river”, running races with the Tri-Cities Road Runners, backpacking through Europe or sitting around the table playing Bridge, Rook or Dominoes with friends and family, Jean and Howard loved every moment of their life together.  Jean’s Christian faith was very important to her. She was so grateful for the love and support shared by her church home of Colington United Methodist Church in Kill Devil Hills NC.

Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Morgan Henry; and son, Howard “Bubba” Wamsley.  She is survived by her husband, Howard; her children, Christie Wamsley, William Wamsley (Joanne), and Rebecca Wamsley Blalock (Allen); daughter in law, Jan Wamsley; grandchildren, Jamie Lynn West, Morgan, Haley and William Wamsley and Troy, Dylan and Noah Blalock; sister, Merle Mitchell; and many more loved ones.

A funeral service will be held at Colington United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 2 pm. The graveside service will be held at Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA, on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 1pm.

The family requests that donations in Jean’s honor be made to either Colington United Methodist Church, PO 3425 Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 or St Judes.org. Please share condolences with the family at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.




Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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