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May I take a moment to share with you about one of the most wonderful people I've ever known. Erstene Walker Barber, 92, of Pell City, was born Nov. 21, 1924. She entered the beautiful crossing into God's Heaven the evening of July 20.
Kay, her daughter, and I had just prayed over her and asked Jesus to come and take her gently home, for it was time and she was totally ready.
She was and is the most precious lady in the family and her love was known and felt by each member.
Mrs. Barber is survived by her husband of almost 72 years, Kenneth Barber, who said, as Kay shared with him that his life's mate had passed away, "I can't remember a day that I didn't love her!"
She is also survived by their daughter, Kay, and husband, John Hall of Bainbridge, Ga.; their son, Kenneth S. Barber Jr.; and grandchildren, Mark, and his wife, Melanie, with their four children, Allison Hall Barber and her three children, Jennifer, and her husband, Howard Jones, and their two children, Kelly, and her husband, Mark Furgerson, and their two children, Wendy, and her husband, Jeff Isbell, and their two children, Christie, and her husband, Tuggie Harmon, and their two children; her sister, Martha, and husband, Charles Garrett, reside there in Pell City.
A longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pell City, Mrs. Barber was close to the Lord who saved her many years ago. She was never ashamed of the gospel and shared her faith openly and unselfishly.
She was, and is, loved by countless others who have come to know her in a personal way.
She will be laid to rest in her hometown of Pell City on Saturday, July 29. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church-Pell City.
A Proverbs 31 lady and the example of a wonderful life, she will be missed!
Published on July 26, 2017
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