Joyce Edwards Barker

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Joyce Edwards Barker, age 91, died peacefully on Thursday October 15, 2020 in her new home in Acworth, GA. Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother for 67 years. She was born on March 20, 1929 in Fairfield, Connecticut  to Bessie O’Brien Edwards and Louis R. Edwards. She was a 1952 graduate of Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in Pennsylvania. She married George Robinson Barker(Bob) on April 25, 1953 and together they raised 4 children; Karen E. May, Bruce L. Barker, Diane S. Brown and George M. Barker II. Joyce grew up in New England, and later lived in Florida, Virginia and Georgia. She had a passion for young children and immersed herself in teaching pre-K for 20 years in Jacksonville, Florida - always working on projects for school at home.

She lived a very active life running a mile and a half before dawn, swimming a mile three days a week and insisting on mowing her lawn well into her 80’s. She was a great mom always knowing when to give a hug or a swat on the bottom and made the best chocolate chip cookies known to man. She had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the US and the world. Joyce was preceded in death by two brothers Gordon S. Edwards and Louis R. Edwards Jr. She is survived by her husband Bob Barker, 4 children, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Celebration of life event pending. Georgia Funeral Care in Acworth.   

3 Comments To "Joyce Edwards Barker"

Mark Kelly On Oct 28 2020 at 10am
I was so sorry to hear of Mrs “B” s passing. She was a wonderful lady. I was at the Barker’s home almost every day for several years from the 5th grade on. Rest In Peace Mrs “B”. Reply to this comment
Karen May On Oct 24 2020 at 10am
We were just getting you settled in your new home, and you had to go! Know that Dad will be taken care of even though he wanted to go through this new adventure with you. I miss you ,Ma, but know you are now at peace with our savior. Reply to this comment
Karen May On Oct 24 2020 at 10am
We were just getting you settled in your new home and you had to go to your heavenly home! Know Dad will be taken care of even though he will miss sharing this new adventure without you. Miss you Ma but know you are at peace with our heavenly Father Reply to this comment
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