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Betty Jean Barker January 12, 1935 - May 10, 2022

Born: Saturday Jan 12, 1935

Died: Tuesday May 10, 2022

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Betty Jean Barker, 87, of Eden, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro, NC.

A funeral service will be held 2pm Sunday, May 15, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 533 Greenwood Street, Eden. A private burial will follow, Monday, May 16, 2022 at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro, NC. Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church for 30 minutes prior to the service.

Miss Barker was born January 12, 1935, a twin daughter of the late Earl and Annie Burks Barker. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was a graduate of High Point University with graduate studies at UNC-G and UNC-CH. She taught both in public schools and in college classrooms for over 45 years. As a member of First Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Deacon, and Trustee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Point University, General Scholarship Fund, 833 Montlieu Avenue, High Point, NC 27262, and/or to First Baptist Church, 533 Greenwood Street, Eden, NC, 27288.

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I had Mrs. Barker as an English teacher and she made a huge impact on my schooling.  She was very kind, patient and really wanted to see her students gain as much knowledge as they could.  She was very well-respected, and will be missed by all.  Rest in Paradise, Mrs. Barker.
Prayers for your family. 
Terri Czelusniak
Condolences to her family.  May she rest in peace.  I had Mrs.Barker for English. I remember her fondly with respect and admiration. She was a wonderful teacher.
Kim Evans Davis
I done Miss Bettys hair for years. She was always so kind and we loved to laugh and joke around. She always paid me very well for her hair. I use to go and visit her at her home occasionally and she would show me all her pictures and items around her house and let me know where it piece come from. She talked about her twin sister how she loved her. She may not have had children of her own but she loved every child as her own. I always remembered her phone number because it was the same year I was born. Lol She will be missed by many and I'll never ever forget her kindness to me. 
Cindy Hall
Miss Barker was a very sweet teacher. I'm sorry to hear about her passing. Prayers 
Linda Gilley Land
I taught with Betty and loved her kindness, and her prefessionalism.  She was a lovely person and I enjoyed the time I spent with her.
   I am so sorry for your loss.

Aileen Bourne
My condolences to the family. A true legend. She made sure her class knew English... RIP
Sonya Wilkerson
My two sisters had her in high school. She was a good teacher and patient with a lot of the students. She always speak when you come into the classroom and be sure you get things done.
She will be missed very much and sending my condolences to the family.
Beverly Thimas
I admired and respect Ms. Barker during my years in her English classes.  I learned proper grammar from her, and cite her name often as one of my greatest influences even after 40 years.  You will be greatly missed!
Todd Mcbride
Miss Barker was a fantastic teacher!  I'm thankful to have known her.
Leesa Amick
Ms Barker was a fantastic English teacher. I have never forgotten her or what she taught us. She loved her students. 
Lynn Bousman Stone
I hope she knew how many young people she influenced at Morehead. When I walked across the stage receiving my diploma, she was right there offering congratulations to graduates.
Beth Dalton
Miss Barker was one of my favorite teachers!! She inspired me to read. She will be missed!
Wendy Woodall
I was a student of Miss Baker's in the late 1970s. She taught and expected excellence - and I still think of her with nearly every word I write. She was kind and fair and elegant and warm and had a nice sense of humor. If there was anyone's standard I ever hoped to meet then or now, it is Miss Barker's. I hope you know that she was respected and loved.
Janice L Sniker
What Miss Barker taught me about organizing for research got me successfully through college, nursing school, and graduate school.  Thank you, and rest in peace.  Prayers to her family and friends.  

Kelley Collis
Kelley L. Collis
A woman of leadership, love, caring, encouragement, educator, GODLY servant,eaves a distinguished legacy for people to model for others. Her standard for others was high, but only to make them a smarter and professional person. Her legacy will be talked about for many years to come.
Tommy Griffin
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Ms. Barker was one of the greatest English teachers anyone could have the pleasure of learning from. 
Virginia R Hall
She was truly in class by herself as an educator. She impacted every person she encountered. She will be missed. Your thoughts and prayers go out to her family. 
Nathan Lester
I had Miss Barker for English in 1965. She helped me with reading comprehension and writing my own papers, book reports, or stories. Constructive criticism when needed and never demeaning. It has severed me well over the years. Thank you Miss Barker.
Joe Hall
She impacted my life by giving me the gift of reading.  It was hard not to feel the joy she took from novels she was reading, as she spoke about them in class.  I'm sure she knew from letters of thanks we wrote years after our encounter.  A life well lived, so lucky to have crossed her path.    
Mike Hill
Blessed to have been one of her students!  Thank you Ms. Barker for being one of my favorite teachers and always pushing me to do my best!  Prayers for family and friends
Susan Edwards
My favorite teacher at Morehead.  How blessed we all are to have been in her class.
Laura Horsley
I didnot have mrs Barker as a teacher  but knew her when I was a student  Morehead  High school  she was always such a kind and loving person who you could tell cared about the students.
David Wilmoth
Ms Barker was one of my English teachers in school. She was always willing to help her students individually. I had the privilege of seeing her again at Brookdale nursing facility in Reidsville where my Mom is at. I told her she was my English teacher in school and she got so excited and asked if I continued my education. Told her yes and she told me she was working on her thesis and had a lot to do. She was so sweet. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. May God give her family and friends comfort in this time of sorrow 
Tim French
Miss Barker was a consummate educator who genuinely cared about students. She employed innovative methods to challenge and stretch students to maximize their performance in the classroom. Her teaching made a lasting impact on her students and the community. Hers was a life well lived.
Tim Sizemore
Ms. Barker was the only teacher I had that fed my love for reading. She always picked extra books for me to read as she knew I would finish the books assigned for us to read in a couple days. She never disappointed with her choice as she encouraged my love for reading.
Vivian Hoskins
Most likely the most influential teacher in high school.  What a wonderful wonder lady.  Peace to the family.
Jerry Garrett
Betty Barker was my aunt,Aunt, my mother her twin passed away she became my .mother. As alittle girl she always gave me books to read.W hen I started high school I had read all the senior required reading. At 66 years old she still gave me books and I love her for it. My heart is broken for her loss. I know she has her classroom set up in Heaven and is teaching this minute. I will miss her Love Hugs and Kisses.               HER LOVING NIECE KAREN
Karen Nance
Dear Karen and family.....So sorry for your loss!!! Ms. Betty was a sweet lady and will be missed!!! God Bless you at this difficult time!!! 
Micki Neal
She was my 12th grade English teacher at Morehead High School in Eden N.C. She was one of the best.
Michael Burns
Karen, my love goes out to you at this time. I didn't know Betty but I know that she had to be a wonderful lady. I know you will miss her but you will see her again and she will be healed completely 
Wanda Stanford
Miss Barker was my English teacher and mentor at Morehead High School, and her teachings and guidance have helped me all my life.  She loved her students and loved to teach us and show us that with work, we could all learn! Surely, she is teaching English in Heaven right now! 
I hope her family feels the love that everyone has for her and in that knowledge, they find comfort.  
Linda Chandler
Linda Chandler
Miss Barker was one of the hardest and best teachers that I ever had. Who knew that in my adult years I would build a house right beside her and Miss Andrews. There my husband and I raised a family for over 20 years, She was a fantastic neighbor and became a wonderful and special friend who I loved dearly. Karen, I could tell you many stories but the two that stick out in my mind are when we first moved in and my 5 year old son was missing and when he did appear I asked him where he had been to which he replied I've been playing basketball with Betty, I said who is Betty and he replied our next door neighbor mom. First of all, I couldn't imagine calling her Betty  because she was Miss Barker to me and second of all I could not imagine my English teacher playing basketball! Then there was exam time and my husband and I knew that we would be going next door to help get the toilet paper out of her trees because her exams were so difficult.Karen the reason I could not come to her funeral was because I was involved in a wreck and my ankle is broken and I'm not supposed to put any weight on it for 4 months. Even now I find myself trying to check my spelling and grammar so I can do justice to one of the best people that I will ever know.
Susan Talley 

Susan Talley
Betty was a wonderful inspiration to me when we were roommates at High Point and a dear, lifelong friend. My condolences to the family. 
Helen Tuttle
What a wonderful teacher and kind person. I had Miss Barker at Morehead High School. She made me work hard, but I learned a lot from her. Her class was always interesting and she always had a story to tell. She is the reason I like to read. My condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace!
Mandy Holt
Miss Barker was my homeroom and English teacher at Morehead HS. She recommended that I go toUNC-Greensboro vs waiting for UNC housing to become open. Both UNC-G and Miss Barker mentored me. Peace to the family.
Jack Arehart

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