He was the sweetest DR he delivered my first child and he was always very sweet and kind and caring he's one of a kindYou could tell he wasn't in it for the money but for the people he cared a lot about people and it showed he was greatly loved and he is greatly missed rest in peace in my prayers to the family
Remembering Dr. Barrett...Our son just graduated from Law school and I couldn't help but think of this wonderful man and how my son would not be here today to contribute to the world had it not been for Dr. Barrett. We will keep him in our hearts forever.
The Rigsby Family
I was a nurse at Vandy when Dr. Barrett did his internship and residency. We knew he would do great things then. He always respected nurse's judgement and was my favorite resident and intern for my whole 38 year career (so far) in nursing. Dr. Jim Gray recently told me of his untimely death. A fine, caring doctor and man. He will be missed!
I recently moved back to the area after being away seven years. I was saddened to hear of the passing of my former doctor. Dr. Barrett was gifted with a pleasant, caring, and reassuring bedside manner. He cared about his patients. I thank God for having had him as my doctor.
he was the best babey doctor for my two tiny babys witch they are all grown up now ty for you creing loveing hart
Dr. Barrett delivered by first child almost 11 years ago. He came into the hospital that morning after we had already been there 6 hours. I wasn't progressing very fast and was afraid I was going to have a c-section. He looked at me and said, "No, we are going to get through this if I have to stay here all night." My son was born at 8:30p.m. He was then taken to the ICU and Dr. Barrett stayed until he knew everything was ok. I was completely shocked to recently learn about his death. I appreciate everything he did for us and he was truly a wonderful doctor and person.
Our son celebrated his 2nd birthday 9/18/2011 thanks to this man. We are forever indebted. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. We love you. Our thoughts and prayers are still with the Barrett family, friends, and many children that this man helped bring into this world.
Dr. Barrett was my doctor for my 3rd child. He is the reason that Andy was delivered full term. 23 years ago. Thanks so much. Lisa
This man saved my son's life 14 yrs ago. He was a wonderful doctor and an astounding man. If it weren't for his expertise and passion about his patients my son would not be here today. Thank you so much and I am sorry the world has lost such a great man.
Mary Daniels Lakeland Fl
Our sympathy is with Dr. Barrett's family. Dr. Barrett was soft-spoken, kind, and reassuring. He delivered our son 8 years ago today, and I am thankful for the care he gave us.
The best doctor you could ask for! Thank you Dr. Barrett!
I just found out, Dr. Barrett deliver my daughter in 2008.
He was the best and may God bless his family.
I know he is still smiling. Saudia (Lakeland, FL)
I was referred to Dr. Barrett by my regular OBGYN for a high risk pregnancy. Initially, I was not happy because I love Dr. Schwartz, however, I must say she could not have referred me to a better, more kind or caring doctor. At my last post-partum appointment Dr. Barrett asked if I'd like to have another child and my response was yes, but I wasn't sure. He asked that I wait at least 2 years due to my complications, but to contact him the moment I found out I was pregnant, if that should happen. Well it will be 2 years in about a month and I've really been considering another child. Today I was told of his passing and I am deeply sorrowed. God sent us a wonderful person and I am thankful I had the pleasure of meeting him.
Dr. Barrett was such a gift to the community. It was because of his compassionate and informed attention that after 8 years and five losses, I have a three year old son with my eyes and his father's dimples. It's usually difficult to say anything comforting, but just think how many of the 8,428 babies or mothers would not have made it without Dr. Barrett. I know my son would have made it 8,427, and I hope that brings someone peace for a moment.
I was shocked when I heard he had passed away. I had 2 miscarriages and he told my husband and I to try one more time and we did..We had a girl in Aug 2005..God Bless your family..
John and Renee Scarry Lakeland,Florida
Dr. Brarrett delivered my first child on May 23rd ,1982, I was very very sick & even had intensive care time...with the help of Dr. Barrett & the Lord above I came through. He was such a good Dr. & will be truly missed by the medical community. Both my family & myself will forever be greatful to Dr. Barrett.
My daughter was one of those babies nearly 10 years ago....I was shocked to hear and prayers to his family. Cancer shows no mercy. It was a blessing he was able to do all he did in his lifetime.
Dr. Barrett delivered our daughter in 2006. In 10 short months, he left a lasting impression in my heart. May his family find peace in the work he has done and the hearts and lives he touched every single day. I will forever be greatful for those 10 months and can only imagine the sorrow and pain experienced by those who have known him a lifetime.
I met Dr. Barrett 12 years ago in nursing school, and can remember thinking "Wow, if I ever decide to have a child, this wonderful man will be my doctor." That dream came true a few years ago, and what a blessing he was to my family! I can still see him telling me at my post-partum visit that he would be delighted to deliver my next child, and I still cherish the picture I took of him and my son. My prayer for all of those who are grieving is that through your faith you can have the hope of one day again seeing him.
My husband and I were so blessed to have Dr. Barrett has our doctor with my first pregnancy. He delivered my daughter, Abigail, on July 30, 2008. I will forever be grateful for having met this amazing man. Prayers to the family and friends.
Dr. Barrett delivered my second son and aside from our primary OB, he was my choice to deliver our son. We were not disappointed. What an incredible man, he was not only a great doctor from a medical standpoint, but what personality and comfort he brought into the room. My delivery was only my second meeting with him and yet it felt as though we had known him for years. He will be missed tremendously I am sure! Our thoughts and prayers to the family and close friends dealing with this great loss.
In 1998 I met Dr. Barrett. I went to see him for a second opinion. He confirmed with tears in his eyes that yes I had miscarried. He was so compassionate to me. I got pregnant in 2003 with my son. Dr. Barrett was my doctor and was there to deliver my miracle baby. I will never forget his compassion and generosity. The world is a better place for him being here. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He will be greatly missed. I am thankful for the opportunity to have known Dr. Barrett
I met Dr.Barrett in 1998 when I went for a 2nd opinion. he confirmed with tears in his eyes that yes i had miscarried. He was the most compassionate doctor. In 2003, I got pregnant with my son thanks to Dr. Barrett I now have my miracle baby. Dr. Barrett will be sorely missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. The world is a better place because he was in it. I'll miss you Dr. Barrett
May God's peace of love and comfort be with all of Dr. Barrett's family. He followed the pregnancy of my daughter Madelyn up until he got sick. If it wasn't for his intuition and caring spirit, my daughter and
I would not have survived my very high risk pregnancy. I wish he could have met Maddie, he would have been so proud. Thank you, Dr. Barrett for all you have done for me and my family. You have touched so many lives. I hope there is a big bag of peanut butter m&m's waiting up there for you! :) your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
May the Lord and His angels comfort your family. Dr. Barret delivered our son Granger 22 years ago. He was a wonderful man.
To me you were Jeff little brother to one of my best friends in high school Greg. Now you have been elevated to a much higher position than you ever held on this earth, and you have held many. May your family and friends take soliace in the fact that you are waiting for us just on the other side of the door. Sincerely Eddie Carie.
So sorry for your Loss Diane. My prayers are with you.
Shirley Drury McDaniel
Diane- there many beautiful testimonies about your husband here. I am praying for you and your family.
From your school days...
Dr. Barret - A wonderful man, wonderful doctor. He was there for me my early years. I was a teen mom and he was my OB/GYN. May the angels surround you as you pass from us to heaven. God Bless you and your family, you will be missed.
If there ever was a Doctor whofixed it, it was Dr Barrett. Dr Barrett you always gave words of hope after each visit. Thanks to you for the numerous kids you cared for before they were born. Thanks for being there for them. You will be truely missed.
Dr. Barrett. You were such a special person. You touched so many peoples lives, especially the women you cared for. Your kindness and true sincerity will never be forgotten. You hold a special place in all of our hearts
Our sincere sympathy to the Barrett Family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your husband and father.
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Janes & Triplets
I had the pleasure of being Dr. Barretts Receptionist at Watson Clinic many years ago. I loved working for this kind man who was always so incouraging.I am a Police Officer now and I will never forget Dr. Barrett incouraging me to continue my education and reach my goals. Thank you Dr. Barrett and God speed.
Thank you for being such an amazing man and a second father to me. Thank you for all the great times we had. You were such an amazing role model to me. I will never forget you and will always hold you close to my heart. Thank you for the hug at the wedding and telling me that I was one of your sons. It meant the world to me.
God Bless you Dr. B.
I love you too "little fella"!
YOU WERE TO DELIVER MY GRANDBABY WHEN YOU 1ST FOUND OUT OF YOUR CANCER AND THEN WE FOUND OUT AS WELL,I LOST MY BROTHER RONNY GADD AT 55 OF A 5 YR. BATTLE WITH CANCER ON MAY 27TH ,GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU FOREVER LIVE IN THE ARMS OF OUR FATHER, PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY!!!
May God bless Jeff - one of the most intelligent persons I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I met him when we were both age 12 - and always respected him.
May God bless Jeff - one of the most intelligent persons I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I met him when we were both age 12 - and always respected him.
Dr. Barrett was the best God blessed me by leading me to him. I just wanted thank his family for loaning him to all of his patients for all of those years. He was truly a blessing to me. you are in my thoughts and prayers
Dr. Barrett you will truly be missed.You helped me on Sept.15,1989 bring into the world my daughter.Jasmine Jackson at Lakeland Regional.You will always hold a special place in my heart.May god continue to hold and keep your family.Stacia Okobi Atlanta Ga.
Thank you Dr. Barrett, thank you. You are amazing. Look after all those babies in heaven!
I've known Dr.Jeff since he was an infant. He & my boys grew up together, played together, got into mischief together & grew into fine men in their manhood. I am so sorry that his life ended so early.
I UNDERSTAND.One of Jeff's closest friends was my son, Mac, who died when he was 55 years & 3 days old, ( October 26, 2006).
I send my heartfelt sympathy to Matthew, Samuel,Allison,Emily, Diana & Jennifer. May his soul rest in well deserved peace.
In 1989 Dr. Barrett delivered by 2lb. 12 oz baby girl Stephanie, if it wasn't for him neither of us would be here today..16 years later when I decided to have children again he delivered by next 2, my daughter now is 21 and 5 and 7 year old. He is the best Dr. ever...he will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family he was a great man.. and still can't believe he's gone. Belinda Winsett
Dr. Barrett delivered my daughter 3 years ago this month. He was always so caring and if it hadn't been for his quick actions in the delivery room my daughter wouldn't be here today. He was an outstanding physician and man. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
I knew Dr. Barrett through my parents. Everything I hear about him was wonderful. Ali and I went to school together - Ali, my heart breaks for the loss of your dad. I lost mine 2 months ago. All I can say is that you have to hold on to his memory. It is still hard months later ... But God has a bigger plan for all of us You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sad to hear of the loss of such a great man. He was an outstanding physician and a truly caring individual. He treated every patient like family. He was a pleasure to work with and to have care for my 1st pregnancy! He will be missed
I only got to know Dr. Barrett for a short period, but he was an excellent doctor and very nice man to talk to. My husband and I our so sorry for your loss. He was a very kind man.
No words can express the gratitude we have towards Dr. Barrett for his dedication to mastering the practice of high-risk pregnancies and we are just one of the many. I truly believe that without his calming disposition, phenomenal medical expertise and him knowing it was time to limit my pregnancy at 28 weeks to the hospital we would not have a perfect 18 month old boy today. Knowing that our son was born over 8 weeks premature Dr. Barrett still showed as much concern for our son's well being from the day he was born, through a 7 week stay in the NICU, to just a few months ago just to reassure a mom that all would "be just fine." That was the type of man Jeff Barrett was. A man that although he held a very distiguished list of accomplishments and a phenomenal career as a high risk ob/gyn doctor he still was just as down to earth, with a great sense of humor, and filled with more humility and humbleness than the common person. It has been an honor to know Jeff Barrett as a doctor and a human being. On a daily basis through my youngest son's smile I am reminded of what a great individual Dr. Barrett was and thank God for him. I pray that his family finds peace. Thank you so very much for sharing him with the rest of us.
We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Barrett. We send our heartfelt prayers for his family and all those who knew and loved him. Twenty years ago he saved my daughters life and mine; we will never forget him. We have comfort in knowing he is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior.
21 years ago Dr. Barrett delivered my daughter. I was 38 and she was our miracle baby. He was a wonderful doctor and will be missed by all. Prayers are being said for his family and close friends. No more suffering, no more pain. We will meet again.
My thoughts and prayers to the Barrett family during this difficult time. He was such a wonderful human being with such compassion and understanding for others. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Barrett many years ago and will always be grateful for his teachings, kindness and inspiration. Heaven has welcomed home a true angel.
Our prayers are with the family in this time of loss.
Dr. Barrett was such a special individual. He will be remembered for his excellence in medicine but he should be remembered for his intuition. He could always tell if you needed a calming influence during pregnancy and childbirth. The best bedside manner especially for those with high risk pregnancies. My heart goes out to his family. Karie Sanoba (Lakeland
Such a humble caring man, a true pleasure to work with, he made medicine an art....
You were a wonderful man! I'm blessed to have been able to know you! You will truly be missed. No matter what you always tried to have a smile on your face. God has a special place in heaven for a wonderful man like you! May God be with your family and friends in their mourning.
When I think of Dr. Barrett, a grin spreads across my face. He was my doctor for two of my last three pregnancies and delivered our youngest, Eli, by c-section just over 2 years ago. He was such a caring and calming person to have by one's side and would often crack just the right joke at just the right time. We laughed often during my check-ups. One other thing...I would often have my other little children in tow for appointments, and Dr. Barrett would often get down on their level and speak so kindly to them, always standing back up and reminding me how precious they were and how I should enjoy their childhood. Inevitably, he would tell me how his 'baby' was now so many years old... I would marvel at how he would gaze at my children with such a peaceful look upon his face...surely thinking of his own precious children and the many others he helped to bring into this world. He will be SO missed. May God's peace that transcends understanding be with you, Autumn Kennedy
What a great loss to the community of Lakeland and Watson Clinic. Thank you Dr. Barrett for the care you gave us 14 years ago through the birth of our daughter. You were an awesome Physician with a gift of kindness. Our thoughts and prayers to the Barrett Family.
I have had the priviledge of working with Dr Barrett for the 20 yrs I have been at LRMC . He was a wonderful Dr with so much to teach. I never worked with Dr Barrett that I didn't learn something that helped me be a better nurse. I will miss him everyday I work in Labor and Delivery. My sympathy is with his family and Jennifer in the loss of a wonderful human being. He made all our lives better.
Wow...what a legacy...not only were you a well respected and well loved Doctor...you were a wonderful human being. I wish more doctors were like Dr. Barrett was...the great bedside manner,treating people as if they were his own relatives...which is what god teaches us to be like. My heart goes out to his family,friends and past and present patients. You will be missed.
R.I.P. Elizabeth Akens and Family
Dr. Barrett was an outstanding physician. Because of his great knowledge of high risk pregnancies I look into the eyes of my twins everyday. God gave him a gift that no other doctor has and he used it to the best of his ability. He was there for the delivery of our stillborn son and he was there for the twins. He gave us so much hope and helped us through the worse day of our lives to the best day of our lives. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.We will always be grateful for what he did for our family.
I had three conecutive miscarriages, but with the help od Dr barrett
I finally had a successful pregnancy. you will be missed.
Matt and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of the times you enjoyed with him lift you up and comfort you during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy, Linda Varnadore
prayers to the family!! he delivered both of my grandsons,and was a fantastic doctor!
Diana, Ali, Emily, Sam, Matt, Eric and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We came to know Jeff as a very kind and sweet man, as well as a wonderful doctor. We love you all. You are such a wonderful family. We are always here for you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, Dr Barrett helped me through my pregnancy with both of my boys and delivered my second son. He was always upbeat and comforting and had a way of make each encounter enjoyable. I will never forgot his smile and humor. He was a great doctor and will be missed.
Dr. Barrett delivered me 23 years ago. My mom has told me the story many times about going into labor and arriving at the hospital at the same time Dr. Barrett had gone off call and about to leave the hospital. When he checked in on my Mom to say hello he could see that she was distressed. He stayed with her all night, sleeping in the on call room until the next morning at 7:00 when he made a decision to take me by c-section.As I got older, I got to know his family. They love their Dad. I thank him for bringing me into this world.
My heart is heavy knowing that Dr. Barrett is no longer here with us, but knowing we will see him again is comforting. It was truly a blessing to work with him as well as being one his patients with 2 of my pregnancies. Love and prayers...Donisha and family
Dr. Barrett delivered my premature son two years ago and monitored me through the pregnancy of another. I will never forget his deep passion and concern. He always made me feel comfortable and he always remained upbeat and positive. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. His talent and dedication to this community will certainly be missed.
I was blessed to have Dr. Barrett deliver my first daughter. During my second pregnancy is when he got sick. At my last appointment before he left for his treatment, the nurse couldn't find the babies heartbeat. I was freaking out inside. Dr. Barrett was so calm and didn't seemed worried at all, which made it all a little easier as I sit and wait for him to do the ultrasound. After he saw that the baby was fine he asked if I wanted to know the sex of the baby. Of course I wanted to, but my husband wasn't at the appointment that day. So he wrote the sex on a piece of paper and sealed it in an envelope so that we could open it together later that day. I will never forget Dr. Barrett. He was the best doctor I have ever known.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. I had the good fortune to work for Dr. Barrett at Watson Clinic for 2 years back in the late 90s. He also delivered my first child and cared for me during my second pregnancy. He shared his sense of humor, gentle nature, compassion, understanding, and love of medicine and life with me and everyone whose life he touched. He seldom if ever raised his voice, his patience was immeasurable with staff and patients alike. He was always the calm inside the storm, able to express just what a patient needed to hear at the exact time they needed to hear it most. He was loved by all who knew him and is one of the biggest influences on my choice to enter the nursing field. I told him more than once that if there were doctors out there that were as good to work with as he was then it would be a career worth pursuing.
Thank you Dr. Barrett, I hope you know how much you were loved and how much you will be missed!
Dr. Barrett was a wonderful man. He was my Dr. for all three of my children and he also delivered all of them. When I was pregnent my first two children father was sick with cancer he was understanding and even delivered me a week early so my dad could be there ,he was like part of the family. He will never be forgotten to me or my family. My prays now go out to his family. Hope Grissom (Sowers).
Dr Barrett brought joy through happy deliveries and comfort through tragic losses in our family. His kindness and compassion will be forever remembered with gratitude. May God Bless and bring peace to those who love him and suffer the loss of him.
The Taylor-Adams Family
My deepest heart felt sympothy to the family and friends, my heart hurts for your loss and the community of up and coming new mother's that will never have the wonderful experience of haveing Dr. Jeffery Barrett releive her fears with his kind blue eyes and bright smile, his knowledge, experience with his strong since of true compation, me and my son (21) were bless by that, may God bless you and heal your pain.
My prayers and thoughts are with Dr Barrett family and friends. I pray that God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. I had the opportunity to work with Dr Barrett at LRMC for so many years, and he also delivered my second grand child. He had such a soft spoken voice and he was always the same. He fought a good fight, but he finished his course and Dr Barrett is taking his rest now. He will be greatly missed by so many, but earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal. Br Barrett no more pain, rest on my friend, rest on !!!!
I do not have the words...Dr Barrett was my physician during 2 of my high risk pregnancies & births....he can Not be replaced!! The manor in which he cared for & nurtured his patients was a gift...one that touched my life in an unforgettable way. My prayers to his precious family...and my sincere Gratitude to them..for sharing him!
Dr. Barrett delivered my son 16 years ago what a wonderful doctor he was. So sadly missed a great doctor that will never be forgotten
I am in so much pain. I feel so much sorrow and have not been able to stop crying since I heard the news, this morning, about Dr Barrets' death. My family & I are now living in the Central Coast of California. Dr Barret cared for 2 full term pregnancies & deliveries and for 1 pregnancy not to term. My Diego turned 3 in Nov and Sarai is 16 months old(born nov 23, 2009.) Its possible that she was one of the last few babies delivered by HIS blessed hands. Dr Barret would not turn away a current patient suddenly finding herself unemployed and on pregnancy medicaid. He stood by me.
My first born was delivered c section & I wanted to try VBAC w next pregnancy. Dr Barret said "if u were my own daughter, I would not risk a VBAC delivery w you." He cared for me like his own daughter and for that I will remain eternally grateful. I feel indebted to him & his family, for he carried many of our concerns, ailments and losses over HIS shoulders---as if giving up part of HIS life so that others could live. He made the ultimate sacrifice and has a permanent place in our hearts and each of his patients' family's. May Jehovah God gives us all the strength to be inspired & celebrate the life of such a wonderful human being. In our prayers you will remain, Patricia Sosa, Diego(40months) & Sarai(16months).
Dr Barrets' prenatal Care
Those heart felt times
The fear of the unknown
Walking in the clouds
At times rocking on a boat
Running out of breath
sudden cramp, a shooting pain
So much to wonder
While I stared at those walls
Pictures of babies toppling over
How will mine turn out?
Hop on the scale, pee in the cup
Relax, this may feel cold
Heart beat- strong as a horse
How comforting his gaze
How comforting his words
Despite difficult times,
preparing you for the worst.
Monthly, bi weekly
Weekly, then daily
A surprise visit?
Preferably a timely cesearean
Once at the hospital
Wearing his gown
Before putting his mask
He would always smile
Miracle of life participant
It wasn't just a job
He was a Physician at heart
At the hospital
He made his rounds
Patient comfort always first
Saying good bye always hard.
May Jehovah God bless you, Dr Barret and may he bless your family and all those who love you, with the honor of seeing you resurrected.
My thoughts & prayers are with the Barrett family at this most difficult time. Dr. Barrett delivered my only daughter in 1991. He was such a nice & kind man & always made my visits more comfortable. He will be dearly missed.
Many years ago I worked with Dr Barrett in Labor and Delivery. He was the best doc I ever met. He made every patient his only, he made every nurse learn without feeling stupid and he cared about everyone.
We were blessed in having him as a part of Trevor's birth and even when Treveors mother had so many ongoing complications Dr Barrett has continued to always inquire on both mother and son. The Lord could not have picked a better man to serve with him. He is truly loved and we were all truly blessed.
Tracy W, Lakeland fl
Dr. Barrett had a way of making you feel special, like you were his only patient! We are proud to say that we have 2 of those 8,428 babies that he delivered, Lauren 8yrs and Thomas 5yrs. Our prayers and sympathy are with his family at this difficult time. He was a great man and will never be forgotten!
Dr. Barrett delivered our first child and his presence always made us feel calm and comfortable. Later, when he would shop in my store, I'd ask how he was doing. No matter how bad of a day he was having, he always put on a smile and talked about how great his life was. Life isn't about how many people come to your funeral and cry, it's about the people who say that person touched their life. Dr. Barrett touched my life and many others.
On a day in April of 1995 Dr. Barrett performed an emergency C- section on my wife who was having a complete Placental Abruption and both my wife and son were in grave danger. Dr. Barrett saved their lives.... After, when my wife and son were in recovery. I walked up and down the hall of LRMC thanking God for the outcome that just took place, I heard voices coming from the Doctors Lounge and as I stood quietly outside the lounge I heard Dr. Barrett relay the experience that just took place. It really hit me, it was serious and he was worried what the outcome could have been. He was truly a miracle worker to me and to the many whose lives he touched. You will be truly missed. My prayers are with his family.
Dr. Barrett truely made me feel like I was part of his family. He was an amazing doctor. This is a great loss to everyone's life he has touched.
Dr. Barrett was with my husband and I through difficult testing, two miscarriages and the first seven months of my pregnancy. Even though he was not able to work he still kept up with my progress throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. He made sure I was taken care of and that my delivery was smooth. Dr. Barrett was a gift to our community. He will be greatly missed.
Dr. Barrett deliver my later in life surprise baby just as he was starting to get sick and he was so compassionate about my feelings and distress. He suggested.. "lets look early and see what the baby'a sex is and that might make you feel better.." ( I already had two daughters and had given up on getting pregnant with a son long ago) Sure enough despite being told that I couldn't getting pregnant I was and with the boy that we had hoped for for years.. It helped me feel better about this later than expected pregnancy and it waS really nice that he went out of his way to do an early sonogram while he was going through his own struggles that I didnt even know about at the time., Thanks you Dr. Barrett for your kind nature and telling the hospital to gib=ve me real food after the c-section if I asked for it, You will be missed.
What an amazing man. Dr Barrett was a hero to many people here in Lakeland, including me. He was the man you went and saw when no one else could help you, and he assured you that everything would be alright, and together you would get through the months and weeks to come. And then he blessed you with a healthy happy baby you couldnt have otherwise had. He was my hero 8 years ago and I will never forget his kindness and compassion. We all are better for knowing him, and and a little worse with out him. God bless the Barrett family with comfort and strength. He will be missed.
To a wonderful man who will truely be missed. I have a great opportunity of having him deliver my son who was one of the 8,000 babies he delivered during his career. I also had the chance to work a little bit with him at watson clinic in the payroll department. He was sure a great man but i know that he is in a much better place and is no longer in pain. RIP Dr. Barrett we will meet again one day.
I am proud of having one of the 8000 babies he delivered... we are heartbroken to know you left us... you always will be in our hearts... our condolences to his family.
Milagros, Roger and Killari
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Barrett family, friends, and Watson Clinic staff. I worked at Watson Clinic and Dr. Barrett delivered our first child. He put myself and husband at ease during that long delivery. He had a wonderful gentleness about him. He was a great physician and has left a lasting impression on the community.
Clinton and Dania Reichert
He was on call when I went in with a marginal previa bleed with my second son. He and Dr. Hopper figured out what the bleeding was caused by and he was so reassuring during a scary time. He made me feel like he really cared about how I was feeling during a stressful time. He was so calm and kind and I am so very sad to hear about his passing. It is such a great loss.
Dr. Jeffrey Barrett...DR. MARVEL we called him. He was truly marvelous. He delivered both of our children...20 and 17 years ago. Touched so many. Prayers and sympathy to his family. John & Dianne Small
Dr. Barrett had a unique gift of making you feel like you were his only patient. He delivered both of our boys and made the delivery seem easy. He Illness was a shock to everyone who knew him. We pray for his family and friends.
During my first pregnancy in 2008, I was considered "advanced maternal age" & my OB sent me to Dr. Barrett for a level II ultrasound. My husband & I were both really nervous, Dr. Barrett walks in, cracks a joke & just made us feel so relaxed & at ease - he knew just what to do. He was so thoughtful & so softspoken, I knew right away that if I had to be referred to him during the pregnancy, I would be in great hands! What a wonderful man!
My thoughts & prayers are with Dr. Barrett's wife, children & the rest of his family. I am so sorry for your loss!
My heart is very saddened to hear of Dr. Barrett's passing. I first met him 17 years ago when I was pregnant with our son. I was very young, only 14 years old. Dr. Barrett treated me just the same as he did the 30 year old woman that was married and having her first baby. I will never forget the words he spoke to me over the 9 months I saw him. He was so uplifting and encouraging. Always told me that I was a smart girl and I would make a great mother. He had a conversation with my husband & I (then my boyfriend) and told us we could make this work if we just put our all into it. I delievered our son at 32 weeks, as Dr. Barrett was delievering Bryant he looked at me & said " Rosemary, If you dont finish school I will find you". He told me I was too smart of a girl to do like most young mothers. I have to honestly say his kind words encourged me to reach my goals. He was such a loving, compassionate man. He really cared. We trusted him so much, he cared for me & delievered 2 more of my children. He will be missed dearly. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. I know this feeling all too well, my father passed away just 5 weeks ago. Stay strong!
My heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends and everyone his life touched. He will be missed and remembered with fondness.
I enjoyed having Doctor Barrett as my doctor for my first baby!! He was a great doctor and he will be greatly missed.
I was shocked and saddened to learn the news of Dr. Barrett's passing. He was probably the nicest, kindest, and most respectful physician I have ever worked with. He treated his patients with compassion and he treated his coworkers and staff with respect. He made a huge impact on the community and will be sadly missed. I send my deepest sympathy to his beloved family.
When you start looking for a doctor, you often look for the most talented, gifted, and most schooled doctors. There are many,
Then, you start looking for the doctor with the most skilled hands, the cheerleader, the one who cheers you on when everything is going well, and the field narrows condsiderably.
When you find a doctor who will do all these things and more, one who will hold your hand when things are not going well,and tell you everything is going to be ok and do everything in his power to make it so, you have found Dr. Barrett.
I can only imagine, when he arrived in heaven, God taking his hands and seeing all the lives he has touched.
We were blessed with a kind and gentle doctor to take care of us and our babies, thank you Doctor Barrett,you will be missed.
I will never forget the morning my first granddaughter was born. We met Dr. Barrett coming down the hall to our daughter's room. I told him he better hurry or he was going to miss the birth. He said "we have plenty of time". When he got to the room our granddaughter was beginning to make her appearance. He laughed when we say him after the birth and said "you know your daughter well, don't you". He was a wonderful doctor.
I'm thankful to of known such an incredible Doctor..He was my physician through the loss of a child, along with a complicated pregnancy and birth of a healty lil' boy...God gave him a special talent and he fulfilled his purpose here on earth many times over....My thoughts and prayers to the family..
We have 4 AMAZING children. Three of them delivered by Dr Barrett. Our first time meeting Dr Barrett was in the ER at LRMC. He handled our situation with such assertiveness during a crisis. He was also, calm, reassuring, kind, compassionate and even had a since of humor once the situation was under control. My husband and I had the utmost RESPECT and TRUST for this man. I was high risk from then on and Dr. Barrett and his staff confidently handled my next two pregnancies. Thanks to him we never had to see another Dr. We are so THANKFUL God allowed us to have him as our Dr. He was such a BLESSING to our family. We have prayed for him and his family since his diagnosis 1 1/2 years ago and will continue to pray now that during this time God will give his family a peace and comfort beyond their understanding. He was an AMAZING Dr and will be dearly missed!
Such a kind, gentle, caring doctor. He delivered my son 21 years ago and I've never forgotten his caring manner, humor and gentle ways. What a huge loss for our community. My heart is broken for all of us.
We have 4 AMAZING children. Three of them delivered by Dr Barrett. Our first time meeting Dr Barrett was in the ER at LRMC. He handled oour situation with such assertiveness. He was also, calm, reassuring, kind, compassionate and even had a since of humor once the situation was under control. My husband and I had the utmost RESPECT and an unexplainable TRUST for this man. Now being high risk, Dr Barrett and his staff confidently handled my next two pregnancies. Thanks to him we never had to see another Dr. We are so THANKFUL God allowed us to have him as our Dr. He was such a BLESSING to our family. We have prayed for him and his family since his diagnosis 1 1/2 years ago and will continue to pray now that during this time God will give his family peace and comfort beyond their understanding. He was an AMAZING Dr. and will be dearly missed!
I was a medical student under Dr Barrett at IUMC and he also delivered my first 2 children. I always appeciated his kindness and compassion and his humor. my prayers are with his family at this time. He made a differnce in the lives of many people.
The world lost one of the most amazing, caring, and compassionate man and physcians. It was an honor to work with him and have him as my OB while pregnant with my daughter! He always knew how to calm my nerves and reassure me when I was scared! We will forever now have an angel watching over us. We love you and miss you Dr. B!
Dr. Barrett delivered 2 of my children . He was a great doctor and it saddens me to hear of his passing .My prayers and condolences go out to his family.
Although he was my Dr. he didn't get to deliver either one of my two boys, he was on vacation both times. I remember us joking about it with the second one. What a great man, I have very fond memories of him, he was such a warm, caring physician. My thoughts and prayers are with the Barrett family.
My deepest sympathy to the Barrett family. Jeff was a wonderful friend, an exceptional doctor, and a kind man with a generous heart. He will be missed dearly by all.
Dr. Barrett delivered both of our children. You cannot talk about childbirth stories in Lakeland without someone having had the blessing of Dr. Barrett in the delivery room. Bringing over 8,000 precious babies into this world ~ what a wonderful way to live a life. Our heartfelt sympathies to family and friends.
He was a good man. I visited him after I lost my baby girl coz she was born premature at 24 weeks. He was very kind as I broke down in his office. He rang the nurse and asked her to get all the paperwork from Winnie Palmer ASAP,where my daughter was born. He had the papers in less than 5 minutes. I have not met a doctor as compassionate as he was. He did tests on me and reassured me that if I get pregnant he would do his best to save my baby.I felt safe just knowing he cared and he showed me that he took things seriosly, with a sense of urgency that is sadly missing in a lot of doctors. My prayers with his family. Please be at peace knowing that a good person like him can't be anywhere else but in Heaven. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Dr. Barrett was such a humble caring person and I will never forget him. He delivered both of my daughters. One in 2002 and the other in 2005. What a amazing legacy and I'm honored I was one of his many patients. May the Lord keep and bring comfort to the Barrett family for he will be sadly missed.
Thank you Dr. Barrett for all your kindness and care to bring my children into this world. You will be missed.
I was blessed to have been a patient of Dr. Barretts. He was my physician for two of my pregnancies and delivered one of them. I consider myself fortunate to have had such a wonderful man be part of the two most special moments of my life. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
He delivered all 3 of my babies.... He was so wonderful!!! I am so sad!!!
With deepest sympathy. Our prayers with the family.
I too have one of the 8,000 + babies that he delivered. During my premature birth that was also my first child, he was so gentle and very attentive. What a kind heart he had.He will be missed.
To The Family of Jeffrey M Barrett, Jeffrey was a man who cared for people, Now his Lord will be taking care of him for all eternity. For through his kindness and caring he showed to all the children of this world it is said Our Lord will give back to him seven fold. O what a happy day it is in heaven to be honor by such a man, to be added to the roll up yonder. Please give the family the strength to carry-on with out his present for he will be watching from up above. His manner which made all his patients feel at ease will be rewarded to him by God for it was said by our Lord himself if you look out for the least of my children you have looked out for me. The lessons I learned from Dr.Barrett have brought me closer to Thee. God does have a plan.
Dr. Barrett was a treasure. He was an awesome doctor. He took the time to really get to know his patients. The community has lost a wonderful man.
My condolences go out to the family..I saw Dr. Barrett during all three of my pregnancies...he was a very kind and special man and a caring doctor.
Dr. Barrett was my doctor when I was pregnant with my first child. Although I did not have a high risk pregnancy, he cared for me just the same. We loved him as our doctor and as a person. He was a wonderful man!! I offer my condolences and prayers to the Barrett family.
I have one of the 8,428 babies he delivered. He was absolutely wonderful. Such an angel. My heart is broken, and my condolences to the family and friends.
Dr. Barrett was the best Doctor a expecting mother could be blessed with. He delivered my daughter in 1998,such a wonderful and caring man. One of the greatest Dr.s I have ever had. So sad to hear of his passing, God rest his soul because there is a special place in Heaven for Dr.s like him. Prayers and thoughts to his family.
Dr Barrett delivered my daughter in 1988. The first time I met him was at Christmas time and he walked in with a Christmas tree tie & Santa suspenders.
He will be missed. Prayers for the Barrett family.
When a doctor scared my husband and I by giving us very false test results, Dr. Barrett took our case. Because of him, we have a beautiful daughter that we are so thankful for. He was a wonderful doctor, man, and human being. He had a way to ease your stress level, a soothing voice and true concern about his patients. I thank God for sending us to him. He will be missed by so many. Prayers to all of his family, friends, and those whose lives were forever changed by him. Thank you for being such an amazing doctor.
I am very saddened by the loss of such an amazing Doctor. He was truly amazing, he delivered my son in 2008 & helped me through a miscarrige in 2009. He was an amazing person, he took care of me so well during my pregnancy. You will be truly missed. :(
My sincerest condolences to the Barrett family. He was the most amazing and caring doctor I've ever had. When I heard he was sick a while back I put him in my prayers.
I am blessed to have had him care for me through my pregnancy in 2007. My last OB appointment with him was before he took his father to Ireland to golf. He said, "Now, I'm taking my father to Ireland, if she comes I won't be here for 2 weeks" My daughter was born the Sunday he came back and he was in the hospital checking on us the next morning. What a blessing he was to our lives and community.
My prayers and thoughts are with the Barrett family today. Dr. Barrett provided exceptional prenatal care for me while I was pregnant with my triplets who are now 19 months old. He was always extremely kind and caring at each and every appointment and put my mind at ease with my high risk pregnancy. Although he was on vacation and missed the big delivery, he made time to visit us in the NICU when he returned and even walked us to the car when we brought the first one of the triplets home. What a wonderful man who will be truly missed. Heaven now welcomes a new angel!
Dr. Barrett was my doctor for all three of my pregnancies. He always knew what to say and how to be kind to a pregnant lady. He was my all time favorite doctor and I will miss him. My prayers are with his children and wife. Thank you for sharing him with all of us for so many years. When you see a doctor so much you feel like you know him. We all grieve with you.
Dr. Barrett was the specialist who diagnosed our son with a terminal birth defect in 1999. I appreciated the manner in which he shared this news with us. He later delivered two healthy children into our family. The world has lost a good doctor and dear friend.
Dr. Barrett was a kind and caring man. He delivered my twins in 1997. My condolences to the family.
What a sad day for our community. We have lost an icon, a wonderful human, and an irreplaceable physician!
Bless this family and our special Dr. Barrett. What a man, so special as a Dr. co-worker, and friend. You will be missed by so many. We loved you and enjoyed working with you.
So proud to have 2 of the 8,428 babies that Dr. Barrett brought into the world. He was absolutely wonderful! Prayers to his family.
Even though our son was not delivered by Dr. Barrett we had many visits with him.
What a wonderful Doctor who will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Frank, Debra, and Joseph Neilan
Dr. Barrett was a wonderful caring doctor who delivered two out of three of my children. He was wonderful man who will be missed by many! I am saddened to hear of his passing.He had the best bedside manner and made you feel at ease. You knew he truely cared about us and our children. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. God Bless...
My thoughts & prayers are with you. Dr. Barrett was a wonderful person. I was a patient of his in 1995 and 1997.
We are saddened at the death of Dr. Barrett. He delivered three of our children. Dr. Barrett will be greatly missed. He was very special to our family. Our hearts have and always will hold a special place for Dr. Barrett. Prayers up for the family.
Dr Barrett, you will be truly missed.With me being high risk pregnancy, you surely saved my baby,s life.you even gave me that life saving cerclage because of my weak uterus. I know you will be taking care of sick people in heaven.Thank you for everything you did.
I will forever remember Dr. Barrett. He cared for me during my pregnancy with my daughter, Madeline 4 years ago. He was such a sweet, soft-spoken and caring man. My condolences go out to his entire family. He will be greatly missed.
I had the great pleasure of Dr. barrett to deliver two of my children and i also am saddened,he was a great physician
Dr. Barrett was my OB in 1994 with my first child. He was so good to me I called all the time not knowing what to expect and he put my mind to ease many, many times. He was always so caring and considerate. We as a community have lost one of the best Drs. around. May peace be with you and your family. You were truely a blessing!
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends at this sad time. Dr. Barrett was there for me before and after the delivery of two of my children. He will be missed.
My prayers are with the family and friends of Dr. Barrett. Brantley familey (lakeland)FL
Dr. Barrett was a lovely man and an incredibly compassionate doctor. He did our level 2 scans for both our children as I was an older mom. Both times he was so sweet reassuring us that we weren't too old to be having babies! He actually delivered our son and he was so gentle and loving it was an amazing experience. He will be greatly missed and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mary, Knoxville, TN
It was a very sad day to learn that Dr. Barrett passed. He was my doctor for both of my pregnancies, the last pregnancy being a very difficult one. He will forever be one of the most gentle, kind, compassionate and caring man that I have ever met. He will surely be missed by so many! My prayers are with the family!
Thank you Barrett Family for sharing this wonderful man with us. We are so very grateful for his care and compassion and for our son, which he delivered in 1991. Our prayers are with you.
The Rigsby Family
My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Dr. Barrett. I had the privilege of being both a patient of his & a coworker at the hospital. He was a wonderful, kind and thoughtful doctor. The community has lost one of the best.
My heart and prayers go out to Dr. Barrett's family, friends, and the entire medical community. He positively touched so many lives. He was an extraordinary doctor that was with me for 3 high risk pregnancies. His huge heart and endless amounts of compassion were known by all. Take comfort in knowing that Dr. Jeffrey Barrett is smiling down on us all!
I dont think anyone will truely know how much love i have for this man. He delivered both my babies and was apart of my moms life throughout her nursing career. He was an amazing doctor and friend . Dr. B i will miss you!! God has an amazing angel now! My thoughts are with you and your family.
We were incredibly saddened by hearing the news of Dr. Barrett's passing. He was a wonderful Dr. and a very compassionate man who listened with a kind heart. He delivered our son in 1993 and our daughter in 2002 and through each pregnancy he was always a calming force and always very optimistic. The medical community is now missing one of the greats. He will be missed by all he touched, but know that he is smiling now as he sits at the feet of his Savior. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. May God Bless you and give you peace.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Barrett family. Dr. Barrett delivered both of my boys in 93 & 96.I remember saying to my self at a young age we are so blessed that we have him as our Dr. You will be missed.
I am deeply saddened at the death of Dr. Barrett. He delivered both my two daughters and I am forever grateful to him. He was a wonderful and compassionate person. May God bless and keep his family.
Laverne Lakeland, FL
I have had a great pleasure knowing Dr. Barrett from working at the Watson Clinic and also he delivered my son in 2008. I was sad to learn he was sick, he was an outstanding and compassionate doctor and we have missed him greatly. It is such a huge loss to the community. My condolences to the family.
My prayers are with the family and friends of Dr. Barrett. He was an amazing doctor and kind man who will be greatly missed. Thank you Dr. Barrett.
I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this terribly sad time. I am so sorry. I know your hearts are heavy today but I pray that as time passes they will fill with wonderful memories from all of the special times you shared. I pray that God will hold you close and grant you Peace as you celebrate the legacy of his much too short life.
I truly believe God placed Dr. Barrett in our lives at just the right moment. He had very difficult news to give us during my first pregnancy...he talked to us with such compassion and tenderness...then many years later, he delivered our 4th child...Thank you, Lord, for his gifted hands and his gentle heart...
Dr. Barrett, I sit here in tears as I write this message. In 2006 I learned I was pregnant at the age of 39. You followed me so closely through that first pregnancy and when we lost our daughter at 37.5 weeks gestation, you showed us so much compassion during the worst time of our lives. Then 4 months later I was back in your office, pregnant with our second daughter. The care you provided during that 9 months was amazing...never letting more than 2 weeks go by without seeing me. I will never forget my last visit with you before delivery... we were set to deliver on 1/18/08, but when we saw you on the 14th, you said that you had thought about us all weekend and knew it was time to go ahead and have our baby, rather than waiting until the 18th. Grace Anne was born on 1/16. She was so beautiful and perfect. The moment we laid eyes on her, we knew we would be forever grateful for all you had done for us. Words can not express how we truely feel about you. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers and for one last time, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.
He left a permanent mark on Lakeland just by being here. I am deeply sadden by his loss. He will never be forgotten. He delivered two of my daughters and still remember me if he saw me out and about. Such a sweet man, the world was a better place with him in it. I suppose it is true God only takes the best...
My prayers go out to the Barrett family. Dr. Barrett delivered my baby girl in 2007 and I will forever remember his compassion for his work. He was an excellent person and doctor. God bless.
My heart goes out the Barrett family. Dr. Barrett was a very compassionate man and I was lucky to have him deliver both of my daughters. He will surely be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
My thoughts and prayers goes to the Barrett family..I was a patient of his in 1994.Dr.Barrett was an amazing doctor.So sad to hear of this loss...
"Thank you so much for sharing your husband, father and friend with those of us who needed such a caring and genuine person to hold our hands and heal our hearts while going thru some difficult and joyful times. To know that he had a hand in bringing so many "wanted" lives into the world should be such a peaceful blessing. To the family, you have lost someone very dear, to the staff of Watson Clinic you have lost someone special, to the ones he cared for we have lost someone unforgettable but to God he has gotten a PERFECT ANGEL!" Peace for everyone. We will always love you Dr. Barrett!!!
Sharon & Logan McGuire
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Trust in the lord with all thou heart and he will direct your path.
My family is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Barrett. He was a wonderful compassionate man who treated everyone like family. He delivered my twins daughters in 2000 and I thank him daily for taking such good care of all of 3 of us. My prayers are with his family in this time. Heaven has a new angel.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Barrett family and their friends. Dr. Barrett was such an amazing doctor and worked to put his patients at ease. I credit him with saving the lives of me and my preemie daughters. Dr. Barrett was an asset to the medical community and he will be greatly missed.
If not for Dr. Barrett's expertise, my son and I might not be alive today. He made me feel at ease when everything seemed to be falling apart. I pray that he, too, is now at ease. Rest in peace, Dr. Barrett.
This truly breaks my heart. Without dr. Barrett I wouldn't have my son today! My thoughts and prayers are with the Barrett family in this time of grief. As we reflect back,let us all remember how he impacted our lives for the better. He was such a compassionate devoted man! I am honored and blessed to have known him. He is singing praising and of course golfing with our Lord Jesus! I will continue to lift the Barrett family in prayer.
DR. BARRETT WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND DR. HE DELIVERED ALL 3 OF MY GRANDKIDS AND WAS SO VERY GOOD TO MY DAUGHTERS HOPE AND SHELLY . MY HUSBAND WAS CLOSE TO HEAVEN WHEN DR. BARRETT DECIDED TO DELIVER MY GRANDDAUGHTER A LITTLE EARLY SO MY HUSBAND COULD HAVE THE CHANCE TO HOLD HER , THIS MEANT SO MUCH TO US . HE WAS A VERY CAREING GUY AND HE IS IN HEAVEN LOOKING AFTER ALL. MY HEART IS WITH ALL THE FAMILY ........... SANDY SOWERS
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you journey on.... Just as I know he is in a better place, I am certain that you will also find that place, and celebrate his life as he would wish you to.
My sympathy goes out to Dr. Barrett's family. I knew him from being a patient in 2007 and I was sad when I learned of his illness in January when I called to make an appointment with him. What a loss to our community, you will be missed Dr. Barrett.
I work at the Watson Cinic and know Dr. Barrett very well, he was one of the best. He delivered my son in late 2008 and I was heartbroken to hear that he was sick. He was an outstanding and compassionate doctor and will be missed immensley. My condolences to his family.
Thanks for the wonderful care you gave me throughout my last two pregnancies. I couldn't have been treated any better and also for making feel as if I was a family member. You will never know how much it meant to me to have you as my doctor and knowing that my babies would be delivered by such a caring human being.
I will be praying for your family to get through this trying time. I will miss you Dr. Barrett, rest in peace.
Dr. Barrett, was an angel when we were expecting our twins 3 years ago.....and we know that he is the reason that we have them today. I pray for the family as they have lost a treasure. He will be missed so much.