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Barbara Jean (Edwards) Burns

July 12, 1942 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 75)

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Barbara Jean Edwards Burns, affectionately called Bobbie, born on July 12, 1942 to the late Joseph and Esther Edwards, transitioned to glory Friday May 4, 2018, at Bon Secour Maryview Medical Center, surrounded by love ones.

Barbara accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of New Mount Vernon Baptist Church, and served on the Female Usher Board until her health declined.

Barbara was an employee of Portsmouth General Hospital where she held the position Supervisor of Environmental Services. Portsmouth General Hospital was in the process of being sold: She then transferred to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center where she began the role of Supervisor of Bon Secour Environment Services, and retired with thirty plus years of loyal service.

She leaves to cherish fond memories, her daughter Linda Wray of Portsmouth, VA; son Charles (Lil Man) Noon of Harrisonburg, PA; four grandchildren Wade Lyons Jr, Breon Wray, Keon Wray and Kennie Wray of Portsmouth, VA. Step granddaughter Shatora Carrington of Norfolk, Va. Six great grandchildren and one Step great granddaughter all of Portsmouth, VA.

Sister Carolyn Jenkins (Alfonzo)of Irvington, NJ; Marion J. Cradle of Fayetteville, NC; Milton (Sam) Edwards and Mildred Rose of Portsmouth, VA; step brother Ivory Edwards of Richmond, VA. Nieces including adopted niece Vivian Wray, Nephews, Cousins; A Loving son-in-law Deacon Wade L. Lyons Sr and a host of friends. Devoted friends Nathaniel Perdue, James L. Crocker and Eva Archer.

Barbara was preceded in death by her sister Mary Barner, brother John Edwards, father Joseph Edwards and mother Esther Edwards.

To the Most she would Always  give God the Glory and loved her family dearly!


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 Service Program


May 11, 2018

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
3555 Victory Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Funeral Service
May 12, 2018

12:00 PM
New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
3555 Victory Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Interment following funeral service
May 12, 2018

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

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