Cynthia Mary Barker, age 72, entered into the presence of the God she served for more than 60 years. She passed away February 6, 2022, due to a pulmonary embolism.
Cynthia was born in Watertown, NY on August 28, 1949. Her parents moved the family to southern California where she grew up and graduated from Narbonne High School. She continued her education and received her degree as a licensed vocational nurse.
She married John Clay Barker Sr. on September 10, 1967. They had three children: Marcie Jean, John Clay Jr. and Rusty Michael and moved to Visalia, California. They later divorced.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She loved all her friends there and enjoyed teaching people of all ages about the love God has for them. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies.
Cynthia was a loving mother and grandmother that took great and loving care of her family, friends and her church. She loved exploring new places with her best friend Shirley and Pastor Wade.
She will be greatly missed, but we don’t cry for her---we know she is enjoying heaven; we cry for us.
She is survived by her children and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Fellowship Baptist Church.