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Mable Murphy Barber

October 9, 1946 - November 29, 2022

On November 29, 2022, Mable Murphy Barber, 76, of Lynchburg VA, departed this life peacefully in her home.

Mable was born on October 9, 1946, in Bedford Va to the late Joseph and Claudia Bell Murphy.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Cleveland Barber; three brothers, James, Calvin, and Willie Murphy and two sisters, Joesphine M. Board and Earnestine M. Staples.

Mable attended school in Bedford Va and was a member of Washington Baptist Church.She worked at Central Virginia Training Center and retired after 35 years of service. Mable then started her dream job… opening a daycare in her own home.

Those left to cherish her loving memory are three daughters, Carla B. Roberts, Vicky Barber and Michelle Barber; one grandson, Justin Barber; one granddaughter, Lejoi Haynes, all of Lynchburg. A sister, Bertha Parker (Charles); brother-in-law Hugh Wright Sr. (Connie); devoted friend, Kathy Laughlin; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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A Literary Poem for our Dear Cousin Change Of Address for Mable Murphy Barber 777 Streets of Gold God’s Kingdom, In Heaven Please be advised that Mable Murphy Barber has a new address. She received a call from God the Father and He informed her that her new home was completed. She knew that her mansion needed some finishing touches and that Jesus Christ had to inspect it and give the final approval. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, He confirmed her reservation and she moved into her new mansion. What a sight to behold! It is located on an exclusive estate behind an ornate pearly gate. Of course, you know the streets are paved with gold and every day is like Sunday just as you have been told. Trees of fruit grace her garden here. And she can walk with her Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, without a worry or care. There is peace, joy, gladness, and no pain or heartache here. No strife or discontent only sweet serenity. She can dine at the Master’s bountiful table and listen to a Heavenly Choir. Those who have gone before her has prepared a welcoming party in her honor, and best of all, her Heavenly Father is there in all His Glory. She could go on and on about her new home, but instead, she is going to talk with Abba Father about you and me, that is, to make sure we get to move there too, when the time comes. She doesn’t have a telephone, but you can always contact her Father at any time. If you don’t know His number, read the Bible, He is listed on every page. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Author unknown) With Love, Your Cousin & Family of Maryland Cynthia Murphy Price

Posted by Cynthia Price on December 5, 2022

A Literary Poem for our Dear Cousin Change Of Address for Mable Murphy Barber 777 Streets of Gold God’s Kingdom, In Heaven Please be advised that Mable Murphy Barber has a new address. She received a call from God the Father and He informed her that her new home was completed. She knew that her mansion needed some finishing touches and that Jesus Christ had to inspect it and give the final approval. On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, He confirmed her reservation and she moved into her new mansion. What a sight to behold! It is located on an exclusive estate behind an ornate pearly gate. Of course, you know the streets are paved with gold and every day is like Sunday just as you have been told. Trees of fruit grace her garden here. And she can walk with her Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, without a worry or care. There is peace, joy, gladness, and no pain or heartache here. No strife or discontent only sweet serenity. She can dine at the Master’s bountiful table and listen to a Heavenly Choir. Those who have gone before her has prepared a welcoming party in her honor, and best of all, her Heavenly Father is there in all His Glory. She could go on and on about her new home, but instead, she is going to talk with Abba Father about you and me, that is, to make sure we get to move there too, when the time comes. She doesn’t have a telephone, but you can always contact her Father at any time. If you don’t know His number, read the Bible, He is listed on every page. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (Author unknown) With Love, Your Cousin & Family of Maryland Cynthia Murphy Price

Posted by Cynthia Price on December 5, 2022

Aunt Mable was a beautiful lady She was always so sweet with that beautiful smile I will miss her Rest in Heaven

Posted by Robin Murphy on December 4, 2022

Mable was my best FRIEND/ SISTER, she was the best always there for you no matter what. We had a connection that no one else would understand except for her girls. She was the kindness, good hearted person you have ever met. I could go on forever about her but there isn\'t space. My she be at peace and reunited with Cleve in HEAVEN. Carla, Vicky, and Michelle your Mom was the best and I know your heart is broken but you all done your best and took good care of her. I thank you for that and I will always be here if you need me. Prayers to all of you and much Love sent to you.

Posted by Kathy Laughlin on December 4, 2022

With deepest sympathy for a dear friend.

Posted by Brenda Faye Christian on December 3, 2022

My Condolences to the family , You are home now Mable ,Rest In Heavenly Peace

Posted by Gary Whitted on December 3, 2022

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