Helen Reba Barrington
Helen Reba Barrington
  • February 17, 1923 - May 22, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Helen Reba Barrington, our dear mother passed away on May 22, 2017. She was 94 years old and precious in every way. Mom was born right here in Tampa at Tampa General Hospital in 1923, grew up with 5 brothers who she adored, married our wonderful father, Jim, at the end of World War II. They were high school sweethearts at Hillsborough High School. Our parents had 3 children, Lyn Weigel, Betty Dillon and James Barrington Jr., all of which stayed in the area close to their parents. Mom has 8 grandchildren, Aaron Weigel, Alicia Weigel, Melony Dillon, Stephen Dillon, Tina Ethridge, Kenneth Dillon, Madelaine Barrington and Joseph Barrington. She has 12 great grandchildren, Clare Weigel, Riley Weigel, Ethan Dillon, Emma Dillon, Brandie Robinson, Eric Robinson, Kendra Anthony, Miranda Dillon, Luis Ellis, Darien Ellis and emotionally adopted Alain Omana and Jesse Omana. She was the happiest when she was with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mother loved the Lord with all her heart and stayed very active in her church, Calvary Presbyterian, most of her life. She led the children's choir and volunteered in whatever was needed. Mom was always generous, kind and caring to everyone and as her children she showered us with love. We are extremely grateful that God chose her for our mother. A private service will be held at a later date.