In Memory: Frances Barker

Our Energizer Bunny, the little lady who defied the odds time after time, passed away shortly before noon on Monday, January 24th. Don’s mother will forever live in our hearts and memories and shine as an example of perseverance, determination, spunk, strength, and pure grit. In fact, her life was the “True Grit” movie we will remember.

Live on in heaven, Energizer Bunny! We miss you now but look forward to the day we’ll see you once again…

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;” John 11:25

*Mom’s memorial service will be Saturday the 29th at 2 p.m. Thank you so much for all your prayers. They have been — and continue to be — such a help. Thank you!


  1. So sorry to hear about this but thankful that we do not grieve without hope. Hugs and prayers to you.

  2. I am sorry for the loss in your family. Knowing she is in heaven makes this loss just a tad bit easier I am sure. No pain anymore and she is probably buzzing around up there as well. Praying for you and your family.

  3. Tears and prayers for all of you as you walk these days of mellow mourning.

    peace, friend~elaine

  4. What a beautiful memorial post! Thinking of you and your family during this time. What a blessing you had her in your life for so many years…I know it doesn’t make it any easier, though. Praying for you!

  5. Oh, Cheryl. I am so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for you and your family.


  6. Ladies, thank you so much for your sweet messages and prayers. Each one ministers comfort to my heart!

  7. i’m so sorry to hear this! i’m so terrified for the day that i hear my own mother is gone. i’m so sorry for you and your husband.

    i pray over the next few days you’ll be flooded with happy memories of her.

  8. i pray you are filled with God’s peace and He pours out His comfort and mercy on you. So sorry for you and your wonderful family.


  9. Sarah and Annette, appreciate the prayers!

  10. Cheryl – I’m so sorry! I just found this post. My heart hurts for you and your family. I hope y’all have folks surrounding you who will grieve with you AND rejoice with you as you remember all the wonderful and beautiful things about your mother-in-love!

  11. Thank you so much, Donna. At her memorial service, we remembered her love for show tunes as our daughter played a fun medley of her favorites. It was a great way to remember her…

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