Christine Kinlaw Barker

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Christine Kinlaw Barker


Christine Kinlaw Barker, 87, passed away Friday, June 06, 2014 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. She was the eldest child of Roscoe and Catherine Monroe Kinlaw, born on November 23, 1926 in Robeson County. Christine was a lifelong resident of Lumberton and attended secretarial school in Charlotte. She worked as a secretary for the Lumberton City Schools and the Public Schools of Robeson County. Her home and church were the centers of her life. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and played the piano for the Fellowship Class and for many events in the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Donna B. Smith, and her sister, Bennie Lee Cook.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Thomas "Tom" Barker, of the home, her son, William T. Barker, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Raleigh, and four grandchildren, Chonda Smith, of Asheville, Will Barker and wife, Megan, John Barker, and Blair Barker, all of Raleigh.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, of Lumberton. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Gardens of Faith Cemetery of Lumberton.

The family extends great appreciation to the kind staff and caregivers at Wesley Pines and Southeastern Regional Medical Center, as well as to Helen Hendren and Millicent Jones.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 938, Lumberton, NC 28359, to Camp Grace, 145 Grace Drive, Fairmont, NC 28340, or to the .

Online condolences may be made by visiting:
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Published in The News & Observer on June 8, 2014
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