Obituaries » Evangelist Kathryn Dorthea Barbier

Evangelist Kathryn Dorthea Barbier

September 8, 1960 - October 14, 2021

In the early morning hours of October 14, 2021, God dispatched his angels to usher Evangelist Kathryn Dorthea Barbier through the gates of Heaven. Born on September 8, 1960 in Lynchburg, VA, she was the daughter of the late Mary Younger Strange.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond L. Strange.

She was a faithful member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Monroe, VA, where she served in several capacities including Associate Minister, Youth Minister, Recording Secretary, Combined Choir President, and mentor to young women of the church.

Professionally she served as a nurse with the Johnson Health Center in Madison Heights, VA where she was much-loved and will be sorely missed by staff and patients alike.

She was a role model for all who knew her. Even with diagnosed with cancer she never lost her faith and praised the Lord continuously.  Her journey was a testament to the power of prayer.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and dedicated husband, Deacon Emilio Barbier. Three sons, Kinte, Adrian and Justin, and one stepdaughter, Yolanda Gibson (James). Granddaughters Kayla and Keyanna Robinson, Joelle and Gabrielle Gibson and one grandson Jeremias Jones. She also leaves sisters Jean Wansley, Sara Strange, Carolyn Strange, Teresa Dubois and Sheryl Strange; and brothers, John Strange of Salisbury, Maryland, Robert Dawson of Phoenix, Arizona, and David Strange (Sharon) of Lynchburg, VA.

Also mourning her passing are her aunts Rev. Vivian Curtis of Laurel, Md., and Eliza Wright of Stuarts Draft, VA. Her devoted father and mother-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Victor and sister-in-law, Yolene Belizaire and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Homegoing Services will be held outdoors on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Monroe, VA. She will lie in repose one hour before the service.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

 

Homegoing Services will be held outdoors on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Monroe, VA. She will lie in repose one hour before the service.

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May our Heavenly Father bless Emilio, Yolanda and family during this difficult time and loss of your wife, mother and grandmother!

Posted by Wesley Walsman on October 24, 2021

RIP Cookie ❤ We will miss sharing holidays and special family occasions with you. Condolences to your family ❤ -Marcia & Matthew

Posted by Marcia on October 22, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Cookie was a beautiful woman. I continue to pray for you all. May God give you continued strength and peace. Love, Mika & family

Posted by Demika Edwards on October 22, 2021

We never met the young lady, but know her son Kinte. So with our deepest sympathy, we send condolences and prayers to the family. "Earth has no sorry that heaven can not heal".

Posted by Nathaniel & Teresa Graves on October 20, 2021

The family have our prayers and sympathy during this difficult time.

Posted by Patricia Robinson on October 20, 2021

The family have our condolences during this time. May God comfort and give you peace. Evangelist Kathryn (Cookie) was a classmate and dear Sister in Christ. She always had a smile and a kind word to share. She is going to be missed dearly. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Kathryn is definitely with the Lord. Rest in glory my dear sister and friend. You served well on earth. You have your wings! Love you!!

Posted by Evangelist Shirlene Grandison on October 20, 2021

Im sorry for your lost. We are praying for your family

Posted by Darnette Hubbard on October 20, 2021

Such a sweet soul. My friend “ Cookie” Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

Posted by Denise Coyle on October 20, 2021

Such a sweet soul. My friend “ Cookie” Rest In Peace ❤️❤️

Posted by Denise Coyle on October 20, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. Cookie was a classmate and dear friend. Always kind and sweet, had the most beautiful spirit. It helps to know she is safe in the Lord’s arms. She will be truly be missed by many. I will always love remember you. We love you, but God loves you best. Rest in heaven my beautiful friend. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sandra Crews on October 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cookie and I was friends from way back. Love her free spirit and the joy she bought to my life. Family may you have peace in know to be absent from the presence with Lord

Posted by Dianne Poindexter on October 20, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Sister Barbier . I was in shock when I heard. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & the family during / after this difficult time. Sister Barbier was very thoughtful & generous & her devotion to God, Family, & Church was admirable. I will cherish the memories I had with her.. Especially being on the Usher Board with her. I wish the family peace, courage & love during this difficult time. You all will be in my prayers. Thomyjeane (TJ)

Posted by Thomyjeane Brown on October 20, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Sister Barbier . I was in shock when I heard. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you & the family during / after this difficult time. Sister Barbier was very thoughtful & generous & her devotion to God, Family, & Church was admirable. I will cherish the memories I had with her.. Especially being on the Usher Board with her. I wish the family peace, courage & love during this difficult time. You all will be in my prayers. Thomyjeane (TJ)

Posted by Thomyjeane Brown on October 20, 2021

Sending condolences to Emilio (Frenchie) and family. Kathryn had such a beautiful spirit. I will always remember her visit and prayer over my mother who was in hospice years ago. She was truly doing the work of the Lord, now she can take her rest. She's safe in the arms of God. Peaceful Rest sweet Angel...

Posted by Lita Patton on October 20, 2021

What a beautiful person and soul inside and out. So glad I had the privilege of working with Kathryn while I was at Johnson Health Center. Kathryn always had encouraging words to say to me. I'll always remember our chats in the breakroom talking about the Lord and His many Blessings on us. I know she is in Heaven and I'll see her again one day. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God Bless you all with peace only He can give.

Posted by Robin Turner on October 19, 2021

Emilio and family, we are praying for God's comfort and peace for all of you.

Posted by Arelia and Howard Langhorne on October 19, 2021

My deepest sympathy is extended to the Barbier Family and loved ones.

Posted by Rev. Darnelle Winston on October 19, 2021

Condolences to the family. Hold on to God’s unchanging hand. Cookie was my class mate. She had such a beautiful spirit and a beautiful smile. Rest In Peace Cookie. My Deepest Sympathy. Gail Alexander.

Posted by Gail Alexander on October 19, 2021

You will truly be missed! Rest in heaven beautiful ❤️

Posted by Kina Bradley on October 19, 2021

Cookie was a schoolmate of mine at Altavista High School. She was a nice and caring person who loved to laugh. To be absent in the body is to be present with THE LORD. You have my deepest sympathies and condolences .

Posted by Lawrence \"Zook\" Faulkner on October 19, 2021

To know you was to love you...Rest In Peace cookie❤️

Posted by Felicia Berger on October 19, 2021

My condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Malvina Sandidge- Penn on October 19, 2021

My condolences on the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Malvina Sandidge- Penn on October 19, 2021

My dearest sweet Cookie you will be truly missed. ❤️

Posted by Woodruff Whitney on October 19, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Barbier Family and all who knew Ms. Cookie. She was a beautiful woman of God whose warm smile will always be remembered. Blessings to you all. The Dean Family

Posted by William & Khalilah Dean on October 19, 2021

You all have our deepest sympathy, Cookie will be missed at the girls Birthday parties and all the holiday dinners. Sincerely, Wanda, Sam and Doreatha

Posted by Wanda and Sam Bolling on October 19, 2021

You all have our deepest sympathy, Cookie will be missed at the girls Birthday parties and all the holiday dinners. Sincerely, Wanda, Sam and Doreatha

Posted by Wanda and Sam Bolling on October 19, 2021

Ours Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the Family and Ours Prayer. Earth has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal . She will truly be missed. Rev.Mary & Deacon James Woodruff

Posted by Rev.Mary Woodruff on October 19, 2021

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Eva Hubbard on October 18, 2021

My condolences to the family.

Posted by Eva Hubbard on October 18, 2021

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