Mona Houser Barker

I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

Mona Houser Barker went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 3, 2013 with her family by her side.

Mona was born on April 26, 1928 in Washington County, Virginia. She spent most of her life providing a loving home for her family and especially for the love of her life, Omar. They were married 66 wonderful years.

Mona and Omar faithfully attended Shiloh Baptist Church for 17 years where Omar was the choir director.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Kelly Houser and her brother, Ernest Houser.

Survivors include her husband, Isaac Omar Barker; daughter, Linda Brown and husband, Stephen; two sons, Don Barker and wife, Debbie and Steve Barker and wife, Pam; thirteen grandchildren, Bethany Barker, Brent Barker, Rowan Barker, Andrea Barrett and husband, Randy; Brittany Mitchell, Summer Alley and husband, Jim; Josh Barker and wife, Amanda; Jake Barker; Sarah Barker, Robert Brown and wife, Sherrie, Jenny Brown, April McKee and husband, Michael and Amber Oaks and finance’ Seth; fourteen great-grandchildren, Addilyn Barker, MaKenna Arnold, Gracin Chance Barrett; Braden Mitchell, Landon Mitchell, Christian Speaks, Jacob Farley, Bradley Brown, Joseph Brown, Ashley Alley, Lexi Alley, Beau Brown, Crystal Brown and John Brown; three sisters, Leona Schweikardt and husband, Dave, Yvonne Marlow and husband, James, Georgia Leonard and husband, Junior; sister-in-law, Reba Houser and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steele’s Rd., Bristol, TN 37620.

The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M., Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sam Hanes and Rev. Roger Castle officiating. The committal service and interment will be conducted at 1:30 P.M., Sunday in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Saturday prior to the service.

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