Barbara Ann Williams age 70, of Benton Harbor, Michigan was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon at 2:07 pm at Spectrum Health Lakeland following a long illness surrounded by family and friends.
Barbara was the 2nd born out of eight children born on July 22, 1950, in Benton Harbor Michigan to late mother Lillie Rose Parker of Missouri and late father Augusta Parker of Arkansas.
She attended Benton Harbor High School. In her later years in April 2019, she remarried Phillip Augustus Simms of Saint Mary's Jamaica.
Barbara was a loyal member of Peter's Rock Baptist Church in Benton Harbor and received Baptism in February of 2016, with Pastor James Wilkins. She later joined membership with Mt. Olive C.O.G.I.C with pastor Walter Williams which was her church home.
She was a valued employee with the Factory-Industrial & Brake assembly line which included Potlatch, Whirlpool Cooperation, and Bosch Braking Systems totally 42 years of employment until retirement in August 2010.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son and daughter Damon (Amy) Parker of Lorain, Ohio, and Cristie (Joseph) Mungai of Benton Harbor, MI. Four Grandchildren Damon Parker Jr., Diquan Parker, Raquel Parker, and Joeland Mungai, and honorary grandson Marquell Sallie. Three great-grandchildren Daniyah Parker, Demiya Wade, and Damier Parker.
A host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Keith Parker. Continuing her memories are three brothers Jerrold Parker, Wade Parker, and Desmond Parker of Benton Harbor, Michigan Sisters Peggy Lake, of Grand Rapids MI, Jacqueline Stanley, of Indiana, and Sandra Parker of Grand Rapids Michigan.
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