Barbara A Aird

Barbara A Aird

Suffolk, VA
07.06.1937 - 01.29.2019

Barbara Ann Aird passed away on January 29, 2019. She is predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Marie Maruzelli; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Aird.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, Eric Aird; Daughter, Beverly Aird-Rankin and her husband Chris, their children, Devon Rankin and Austin Rankin. Daughter, Brenda Aird and her fiancé Tom. Son, Brian Aird and his wife Sue, their children Nick Aird and his wife Kailey and Tim Aird. Son, Bruce Aird and his wife Amy, their son, Nathan Aird. Her sister, Ruth and her husband Bill Cobourn. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a woman of many talents and hobbies including but not limited to, quilting, singing, dancing, tennis, golf, swimming, cooking and baking anything Italian, as well as her famous scones.  Barbara lived up to her name, “Gracious to Strangers”, she was compassionate and kind toward anybody who crossed her path. She was active in many charities and involved with numerous ministries.  Barbara was also passionate about sports and rooted for all Philadelphia teams.

A noon funeral service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at First Baptist Church 237 Main St. Suffolk with Rev. Thurman R. Hayes Jr. officiating. With a reception to follow. A private burial will be held at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Suffolk Building Fund. The family is being assisted by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be offered online at

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First Baptist Church
237 Main St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


You have my deepest sympathy. Mrs. Aird sounds like a very loving and talented woman. Death can be so final. It's only natural for us to want to see our loved ones again and spend time with them. Acts 24:15 tells us that by means of the resurrection Jehovah God promises to bring them back. I hope this brings you some comfort


We want to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Barbara which is the most devastating experience your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time. Most importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

Williams Family

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