Barker, Gladys Edna (Cleveland)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Gladys Barker
Gladys Barker

Gladys Edna Barker, 83, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at a local health care facility.

She was a member of North Cleveland Church of God as well as the Peacemakers. Gladys served alongside her husband of 60 years, Rev. Paul F. Barker in ministry. She loved entertaining, hosting missionaries, as well as cooking. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Paul F. Barker; parents, Grady Clifton Hamby and Adelle Turner Hamby; along with five sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Paulette (Roney) Delaney, Debbie (Rev. Tim) Burdashaw, and Beth (Jason) Forbus; grandchildren, Philip (Alisha) Anderson, John-Paul (Allison) Burdashaw, Kara (Dustin) Randolph, Becky Sue Burdashaw, Bethany Anderson, and Lexie Forbus; great grandchildren, Brianna Anderson, Kinsley Burdashaw, Parker Randolph, Sophia Anderson, Hudson Burdashaw, Abram Burdashaw; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 12-2 p.m. at North Cleveland Church of God (Dixon Chapel). There will be a celebration of life service immediately following the visitation in the Dixon Chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Garden. Officiating the service will be Reverend Mitchell Maloney, Reverend Mark Williams, and Reverend Cy Harris.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Gladys or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Barker family with these arrangements.

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