Blake Sterling Barrett

Blake Sterling Barrett

Pompano Beach, FL
02.27.1985 - 11.24.2019
Suffolk VA

Blake Sterling Barrett, 34, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

He graduated from Lakeland High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts in 2003 and he graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. He was a recipient of the Virginia Museum Art Scholarship. Blake was working as an Art Consultant for Wentworth Gallery in the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL.

Blake would brighten any room and was the light of our lives.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Kirk and Lynn Barrett; brother, Michael Barrett and wife, Lindsey; twin brother, Todd Barrett and partner, Peter; paternal grandparents, Harold and June Barrett; nephews, Ayden Barrett, Riley Weisman, Everett Weisman; aunt, Betsy Luxhoj and husband, Pete; uncle, Tommy Barrett and wife, Jennie; uncle, George Burnell; and many dear cousins. Blake was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Malcolm and Merle Burnell and paternal grandmother, Ruth Vaughan Barrett.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted by Rev. Mary Anne Biggs on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434. The family will accept visitation from friends in their home following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Oakland Christian Church, P.O. Box 2008, Suffolk VA 23432.  Condolences may be made at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


May you all be comforted by your beautiful memories of a beautiful soul. Blake was special. He was so talented & so full of style. Sending love & hugs.

Berkeley Hooks

Blake was a beautiful human being and his energy was infectious. I still have some of his art work at home and I will cherish it forever. Thank you Blake for sharing your love for life with me. I'm honored to have gotten to be your friend. With love. Amy Sweet

Amy Sweet

In loving memory of Blake Sterling Barrett,
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Blake was a wonderful person, talented artist and loving brother and adoring son. I know he will be greatly missed and his life will be remembered with all of the laughter and joy that he brought into our lives. He was the best of friends and his memory will be cherished by me and my family forever.

With Love,

Maggie M. Morgan & family

Maggie Morgan

Though we knew each other for a short time, his wonderful personality , amazing talent, sense of humor touched our lives and will forever be remembered as the beautiful person he was!
May he be held in the arms of our Lord and savior in peace.

Sherry Leigh

I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you. -Kahlo

Thank you Sweet Friend.

Mayra Estrada

Lynn, Kirk, and family. So sad to read about your loved one's passing. Another life gone too soon. May God wrap his arms around you all to provide comfort during this very sad and difficult time. Deepest Sympathy
Ron and Denise Harris

Denise Harness Harris

GSA is so saddened by the loss of Blake. Our thoughts are with you

Deborah Thorpe

Kirk and family, I heard of your loss from my sister Julie. I just wanted to express my sincere sympathy on the loss of your son. May God comfort you all in these difficult days and those to come.
Lynette Tarkington Rhodes

Lynette Tarkington Rhodes

Kirk and Lynn I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories to sustain you in the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Louise Rawls

Lynn, Kirk, Michael and Todd, and family,
We were so very saddened to hear of the passing of Blake. Each time I saw him, he was always so full of love and life and never ending energy and always made you feel good after the conversation ended. Blake had so much Beautiful talent, he was an amazing person. We pray to God that he blesses you with never ending strength and your love of life as you know Blake would want. Carol and Tom Harry

Carol and Tom Harry

Lynn, Kirk, and family,
We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. May your lovely memories be a comfort in the days ahead. We wish there were words to give you comfort and strength. Love to you and your family.

Joan and Cliff Murden

Kirk, Lynne and family, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of your son. We are out of town and unable to attend the service, but please know we are holding all of you close in our hearts and will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Sending you our love and wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Bucky and Kay Hurley

Bucky and Kay Hurley

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