• Smith & Williams Funeral Home
    Norfolk, VA
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Brathel E. Barker 1929 - 2014
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
Friday, April 04, 2014
I will be so sad not to see Papa Ed and Mama Toots at Ocean Lakes. This was a kind, funny and gentle man. He knew a lot of bad words but he said that was the navy talking. Yea right. I haven't seen some one that loves to fish like he did. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. The world lost a great man, but guess he's fishing in Haven now. All my love hon... Deborah Lathe ( Monroe, NC)
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
We've thought of Ed and Toots often and missed you terribly. Go with God, Toots, our prayers are with you

Don and Jean Devore, Greenwood, IN
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
"We had many wonderful memories of visiting and laughing with both of you at the beach and masonic campouts."
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Our hearts are broken as they were touched by a good man and friend. Toots, we loved Ed, you, and Terry. His flashing smiles, photographs, emails with his fishing adventures and camping experiences left us with some wonderful memories. Toots, we will ask God to give you peace and comfort until we meet Ed in his new home on the other side. Red & Ruth Mauldin (Swansboro, NC)
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
I have such wonderful memories of both Papa Ed and Toots. What a talented couple. We had such fun while in the same Masonic camping group for a short time. We moved back to Ohio but they stayed in touch. Great couple.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mama Toots,
PaPa Ed was a wonderful guy, Cy & I always enjoyed talking to you both at NCT Campouts and at the beach. Will always remember the shark he had me hold.
Ginny Holdeen
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
PaPa Ed was truly a wonderful man. He loved life.
A Masonic friend.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Mama Toots & family,
Ed was a long-time friend. We spent many hours together at the Masonic Park in FL, and also at Myrtle Beach. He was truly a good man, and will never be forgotten.
Jack & Mabel Ruth Johnson
Saturday, March 29, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Papa Ed;
You will be deeply missed by all your
friends at the beach. Love to Mama Toots.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Papa Ed,,,,may your journey be peaceful and full of Love. Our family will keep all of you in our prayers. Mama you will be loved always. Our camping buddy will always be remembered. All our Love Terry and Linda Cunningham Circleville, Ohio
Saturday, March 29, 2014
You will be deeply missed by all your
friends at the beach.
Bobby and Margaret Howland
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mama Toots And family we will miss papa Ed he was a great man and friend .He will be missed by all.May he rest in peace
Saturday, March 29, 2014
To the Barker family may Gog be with you. Papa Ed and momma was very special people to us. They were like our grandparents and going to the beach is sure going to be different without them there.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Prayers for all the family,just remember all the good times and cherish those.
sincerely with love,
Ginger and John
Friday, March 28, 2014
To the family of Ed. We are truly saddened by the loss of Ed who was closer than a brother to us both. Our prayers will be that our God will console the family as they look forward to that coming reunion where there is no parting.
Frank & Mary Samples
Kissimmee, FL
Friday, March 28, 2014
Uncle Ed has left us with many wonderful memories. He and Toot always went out of their way to stay in touch, visit and call. It's going to be tough looking down the beach and not seeing his flag flying from the top of the motorhome. We were fourtunate to have recently spoken with Ed at which time he had some special messages for each of us. We miss him already and hope that you guys find strength to get through this difficult time. We will see you on Sunday. Mike, Teresa & Matthew Barker
Friday, March 28, 2014
Our condolences to the family of BRATHEL E. BARKER, in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10. Ps.37:10,11,29. Sincerely, E. Mitchell.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the family of Brother Barker. The officers and members of Norfolk Lodge No. 1 AF&AM will continue to honor his memory, and hope that the recollection of happy memories will help his family and friends to deal with the grief of his passing.
Friday, March 28, 2014
It is with a heavy heart we say good bye to our friend Ed. We have our memories to cherish and we wish we could have had that hot dog we talked about. We know that Ed is with The Lord and enjoying heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family. Love Merle and Marion
Friday, March 28, 2014
Barker, my thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow it does get better i promise you, love always.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Barker, my thoughts are with you at this time of sorry take care it does get better,love always.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Ed was one fantastic friend and co-worker; he will be missed by all. I'm sure that God has a fantastic campsite waiting for him.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Papa Ed will surely be missed at Ocean Lakes Family Campground. I will catch a few fish for him as he looks down from heaven. Phil Williams
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mama Toots and family,

My heart aches for your loss. Papa Ed was a fine gentleman and always flashed that great smile every time you saw him. I always loved seeing you and Papa Ed when you were here and will miss his smile and joyfulness. You both made my day each time you by to see me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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