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Mother Barron went home to be with her heavenly father on Saturday February 20, 2021. Mother Barron was born in a little town Frenchmans Bayou, Arkansas on August 7, 1937, to Lennon Jones and Emma Lucille West Jones. She also had three sisters, Nannie Mae, Mittie B., and Savannah Lee however they all proceeded Mother in death. Growing up, Mother Barron and her three sisters picked cotton. Later on, Mother Barron's family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Here is where she would meet and marry her late husband Robert Lee Barron Sr. and would later have two sons named Robert Lee Barron Jr. and Abraham Barron. After the birth of her second son, Mother was told she would never have any more children. Mother Barron went on to raise her two sons when several years later, God blessed her with a daughter, Della Jean Barron. Six months later, she would move to Portland, Oregon to join her baby sister Savannah Lee and their auntie Willia B. Huggins.
Once in Oregon, Mother Barron went back to school and started her nursing career. Mother's first nursing job was at the OHSU hospital caring for patients who had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, she loved caring for people. She also loved to cook, as time had passed and she went back to culinary school. Mother Barron would often cook Sunday dinners and after church services, members would gather together and fellowship over a hot meal that was followed by dessert.
Later in the years, Mother had become a foster mother. She took in children from all over. Mother Barron loved her foster children as if they were her own. She would always say 'There will be a piece of bread for every baby's mouth that comes through that door'. Mother Barron would also share the word of God with her foster children. After twenty years of being a foster parent, it finally became enough and that broke her heart. In 2004, Mother Barron ended up appearing on The Tyra Banks Show because a child she cared for wanted to reunite with her named Tanile Taylor.
Mother Barron had given her life to Christ at the tender age of twelve. She was a kind, gentle, spirited woman who was never ashamed to talk about the goodness of the lord and what he had done for her. There was never anything too hard for the lord to handle.
In her spare time, she made necklaces and earrings or she went fishing. Mother's peace was on that water. Fishing, laughing, and having fun reeling them in.
Mother Barron leaves to mourn her three children; Robert Lee Barron, Abraham Barron (Janice), and her only daughter, Della Barron (David). Her grandchildren; Dawon, Abram, Rekita, Ashley, Ricky (Tabitha), Willie (Alexandria), Sam, Robert, Lonitah, Lakely, and Carson. Her great grandchildren; Peja, Dontae, Aaliyah, A'myah, Lyric, Dania, Jade, Christian, Nevaeh, and Amar'e. Nieces; Jackie and Beverly Kim. Nephews; John Ivory, Bruce Anthony, and many more as well as a bunch of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mother Missionary Willia B. Barron will be truly missed. Her Journey Has Just Begun.
Don't think of her as gone, her journey has just begun. Think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears. She's in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no more days and years. Think of how she must be wishing we could know how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. Think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched. For nothing loved is ever lost, she was loved so very much.
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