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Visitation

Smyrna Presbyterian Church
Friday April 22nd, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Smyrna Presbyterian Church
Friday April 22nd, 2022
11:00am

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Burial

Smyrna Presbyterian Church
Friday April 22nd, 2022

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Barbara Walker Oakes

Barbara Walker Oakes, 72, of Reidsville, NC went home to be with Lord on Monday, April 18, 2022.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11 AM at Smyrna Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tom Wray officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the church. The burial will follow the service at the Smyrna Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Barbara was born to the late Mack Daniel Walker and Annie Robinson Walker in Pittsylvania County, Va. She attended George Washington High School in Danville, VA. Barbara was a local beautician in Reidsville for many years and was extremely generous in the community. She was a loving and dedicated friend, caring for everyone in need. She was a long-time member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church. Barbara will be remembered for her gardens and cooking special treats. She canned, baked, and decorated for every holiday. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her so “Hang in there”.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, R. Dean Oakes; husband of 49 years, O. Ralph Oakes; brother, Jimmie Doss Walker and niece, Cheryl Walker Shaw.

Barbara is survived by her grandchildren, Matt Talton and wife, Jennifer, Chris Talton and wife, Lauren, Heather Talton and Julie Hunter; great grandchildren, Mavrick, Madelyn, Wyatt, and Luke Talton; sister, Cindy Kimball and husband, James and great niece, Lisa G. Dabbs as well as a large and loving extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Smyrna Presbyterian Church, in the care of Anne Dixon at 291 Crowder Road, Madison, NC 27025


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Kim Stone Apr 28 2022 10:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Gail Sharp Apr 25 2022 4:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Mary Frances Turner Baldwin Apr 24 2022 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Linda Apr 23 2022 5:21 PM

Barbara was always such a giving person She always said she had to take care of her little ladies. She will surely be missed. Her favorite words were Hang in there.

Catrine Purgason Apr 22 2022 8:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Catrine Purgason Apr 22 2022 8:49 PM

Barbara was a good friend to my sister, now may they meet up again in Heaven, RIP Barbara, you will truely be missed, Prayers for the Family

Jane Apr 22 2022 8:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Christie Massey Moricle Apr 22 2022 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Oakes

Yvonne lee Apr 22 2022 5:11 PM

My deepest condolences to Barbara's family!! Barbara was a beautiful woman!! I saw first hand, her unwavering love to our Lord, her church, and her family! I will miss our conversations, cards and ending each time with you saying to me "Hang in there" Until we meet again sweet woman "Hang in there" and RIP now! I love you!!!

Barbara H Wagoner Apr 22 2022 11:45 AM

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