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Janet Maye Barker

Janet Maye Barker

Janet Maye Barker, 70, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 24, in Lubbock, after a battle with multiple myeloma.
Janet was born June 14, 1951, in Crane, Texas, to Monroe Carlyle Slaton and Maye Harris Slaton.
Family left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter, Laurie Jones and husband, Kirk Pritchett; daughter-in-law, Amy Barker and her children: Andrew, Tyler, and Matthew; four grandchildren: Alyssa (Kris) Kern, Tyson (Emily) Jones, Trenton (Cheyenne) Jones, Tandon (Jasmine) Jones; four great-grandchildren: Lincoln, Jackson, and Stevi Kern and Carter Jones.
Also left to treasure her memory are her sisters, Billie Sue White of Tucson, Arizona and Beverly Day of McCamey, Texas; brother John Slaton of Oak Park, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Kathy (Richard) Burge; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Numerous brothers and sisters from Park Drive Baptist Church will also remember her with affection.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Barker; a son, Steven Barker; parents, Maye and Bob Baker and Monroe and Ada Slaton; and a nephew, Carl Slaton.
She was an avid reader and gardener and she loved to travel. She was also a dedicated genealogist who researched family heritage for many years.
Janet was a very kind and giving person who was involved in several charities. She was involved in the Christmas box ministry for many years at the church.
She was very compassionate about animals and homed many stray animals over the years and loved them all very much.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 4, at Park Drive Baptist Church, with brother Gil Ramirez officiating.
Interment will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Levelland, under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home of Lubbock.
In lieu of flowers, Janet’s family asks that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, or Morris Safe House for Dogs, 3240 Nightingale Road, Lubbock, Texas, 79407.

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