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Marine with Adair kin dies in Humvee accident in Fallujah, Iraq

Corporal Felipe Barbosa's wife is granddaughter of Wayne and Peggy Jessee. The Brazilian born Marine had planned to be a foreign missionary; he witnessed, "walked with Jesus," in Iraq
Corporal Felipe Carvaoho Barbosa, 21, U.S. Marine Corps, of High Point, NC, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq, on January 28, 2006, when the Humvee in which he was riding overturned.

His wife, Christina Jessee, who survives, is the daughter of Tony and Cindy Jessee of Louisville, KY, and the granddaughter of Wayne and Peggy Taylor Jessee of Columbia, KY and Louisville, KY.

Corporal Barbosa was born in Brazil

Corporal Barbosa was born in Brazil. He worked very hard to get his United States Citizenship in 2005 and loved his country very much.He and Christina were married for 18 months.

His ambition was to be a foreign missionary after he finished his time in the military.

He became a missionary in his own way in Iraq by distributing bandannas and Bibles not only to his American friends, but to Muslims. His military service allowed him to witness to many about Jesus.

"I am walking with Jesus"

In a statement from Iraq to his Uncle Dean Charlton, Felipe had said, "Do not worry about me because I am walking with Jesus."

Other survivors listed

Besides his wife and other Kentucky kin, Corporal Barbosa is further survived by the following:
  • His mother and father: Mother, Iraci Carvalho Dunbar, and father, Robson de Lima Barbosa

  • One brother: Andre Cavalho Barbosa of Greensboro, NC

  • And numerous aunts, and uncles, including Ruth and Dean Charlton of High Point, NC
Funeral service held in High Point, NC:
Burial with full military honors

The funeral service was held Monday, February 6, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at the Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, NC.

Interment was in Floral Memorial Garden Park Cemetery, High Point, NC, with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Memorial gifts my be directed to the International Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA.

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