Barker, Mabra Thompson

Registered Nurse At Erlanger For 40 Years

Friday, September 29, 2017

Mabra Thompson Barker, 86, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

She was the daughter of the late Oswald and Myrtle Thompson and was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nathan Barker, and three siblings, Jim Thompson, Billie Murphy and Harry Thompson.

Mabra was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Athens, Tn. She graduated from the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing and had worked as a registered nurse for 40 years at Erlanger Hospital.

She was a longtime member of Tyner United Methodist Church and the Sarah Circle.

Survivors include her two sons, Scott (Debbie) Barker, David Barker, two grandsons, Greg (Amber) Barker, Jonathan (Rebecca) Barker, all of Chattanooga, three great-grandchildren, Emery Claire, Wetherly, Hudson, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

The family will receive friends from 4–8 p.m. on Sunday, and from 12–1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga at or to Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN.

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