Barbara Jean Carr

Barbara Jean Carr

Suffolk, VA
10.09.1937 - 07.19.2019

Barbara Jean Carr, 81, peacefully passed away at her residence on Friday, July 19, 2019, with her family surrounding her in love. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Leroy and Eva Mae Tillett. She was predeceased in death by a son, Troy Carr, a brother, Ernest Tillett, Jr. and a sister, Carolyn Tillett.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Miles Nathanuel Carr; her children, Sonya Melescu (John Hasse) of Alexandria, VA, Diane Fitzgerald (Terry) of Columbia, South Carolina, Lisa Raby (Steve) of Suffolk, VA, and Renee Jones of Suffolk, VA; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brother Richard Tillett of Portsmouth, VA; and daughter in law Debra Carr of Windsor, VA.

Barbara was beautiful, loving, and selfless. She was the proud owner of a fabric shop and worked at Maryview Mental Health Hospital. She was a first-class seamstress and cook. For many years she taught the Ruth Class Sunday School at Western Branch Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Micah Voight on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3 PM at Western Branch Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434 and other times at the home. Condolences may be registered at                  

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Western Branch Baptist Church
6952 Old Myrtle Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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RW Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Suffolk VA
509 W. Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


To Miles, Sonia, Diane, Lisa, Renee, Richard & all the family of Barbara,

You have truly lost one of God’s brightest stars in your wife, mom & sister. She was always very welcoming to Loren & me and helped us to feel at home with your family. It was a joy to know her. I will lift all of you up in prayers but I know you find comfort in the truth that she is safe, healthy & happy in her heavenly home as she awaits our arrivals some day. It is quite evident that her spirit of joy, hospitality & love lives on in each of you & your children. You are her most prized legacy.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Louanne Ambrose & Loren

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