Barbara A. Sperber

Barbara Anne Sperber, 61. On Wednesday morning, Dec. 18, 2013, Barbara's beautiful, sweet, loving heart stopped beating. Barbara, who lived in Theresa Morgan's caring group home in Ettrick, shared her passion for life with everyone she met.

She also shared everything she owned, as well as thoughtful prayers, with anyone who needed them. Barbara's genuine concern for others and her generosity instilled in her a tremendous need to help others feel as happy as she did. Whenever anyone felt sick, troubled, sad or upset, Barbara immediately was on hand, generously offering one of her "magical" colorful handmade potholders — and just like that — their troubles melted away.

Barbara, our truly loved bundle of joy, will be dearly missed by everyone, especially by: her sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Ed Pruett of Colonial Heights; her brother, Art Sperber of Sparks, Nev.; her nieces and nephews, David Waraksa, Brooklyn, N.Y., Mike and Lisa Waraksa, Huntsville, Ala., Theresa, Rod, Sydney and Ben Summers, Meg, Mark, Ashley, Brody, and Justin Cypress, Vicki, Greg, Eddie, and Thomas Sutherland, all living in Denver, Colo., Steve Sperber, Spark, Nev., and Marie Sperber, Los Angeles, Calif.; and her boyfriend for over 30 years, Richard Bradley of Ettrick, Va.

Donations will be gratefully accepted in Barbara's name at the HUF Center, 2710 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834, where Barbara spent her very busy, fun-filled days with her good friends and a very caring staff.

Please join us to celebrate Barbara's excitement and love for life, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index from Dec. 19 to Dec. 22, 2013