My Last Request
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
But remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, and the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
My going has eased my hurt and given me relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
Not as I am now, but as I used to be.
Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
James C. Barksdale
He leaves two daughters, Barbara and Lisa
Brother of Gracie Maude Barksdale and Clara Barksdale,
son of the late Ruth Pamplin
Lisa Barksdale Jones
Sweet, loving and wonderful mother, wife, cousin and friend.
We miss you.
Mother of Gracie Barksdale Saunders, James Barksdale, Clara Barksdale
Loving grandmother to over 30 grandchildren, great-grandmother, great, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt and cousin
Deacon Roy Carl Fields
Brother of Ruth Pamplin
Minister Eugene Marable
Brother of Estelle Holloway