- December 10, 1990 - May 2, 2013
- Magnolia, Arkansas
of Whitley's Passing
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“Nanette, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. We don't have family in Magnolia now so we are a little behind on the news. I also...Read More »
1 of 63 | Posted by: Angela Reaves - Joplin, MO
“Dear Cris and Family, Tama and I send our love,thoughts and prayers to all of you during this time on the loss of your beloved Whitley.
If we can...Read More »
2 of 63 | Posted by: Robert Martin - Cabot, AR
“Nanette, Chris and family...I remember Whitley more as a little girl growing up at CBC. She was always such a precious child.
My deepest...Read More »
3 of 63 | Posted by: Brenda Lindsey - Madisonvile, KY
“Rickie and Marion, I never had the privilege to meet Whitley. I know you will draw on God's strength. He is faithful.
4 of 63 | Posted by: Martha Dennis - Grapevine, TX
“Our hearts break for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
5 of 63 | Posted by: Sean & Melanie Mahoney
“I'm so sorry, your family are in my prayers
6 of 63 | Posted by: Joani B.Cassidy Smitherman
“Prayers are with both families. May GOD give you strength you need for the coming days and months.
7 of 63 | Posted by: Susie Key - Prescott, AR - friend
“To all the family of Whitley: We are so sorry to here of your loss. We have been praying for Whitley and her family each day through her illness....Read More »
8 of 63 | Posted by: Doyle & Gay Shore - Magnolia, AR
“I'm really thinking about the family this afternoon. I hate I couldn't make it home for the service, but I'll be praying for everyone. I still can't...Read More »
9 of 63 | Posted by: Austin Talley - Fayetteville, AR
“My heart and prayers go out to everyone and may God comfort you.
10 of 63 | Posted by: Ashley Sanders-Fuller - Magnolia, AR
“Matt, we are so sorry to hear about Whitley. You and your family are in our prayers. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this...Read More »
11 of 63 | Posted by: Darryl and Diane Watson - LA
“so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter.
12 of 63 | Posted by: debbie and kerry pipkin - taylor, AR
“We just want you to know what an honor it was to meet Whitley this past summer at the Bar-B-Que in Camden! What a beautiful bright young woman who...Read More »
13 of 63 | Posted by: Kelley and Joy Duke - Shreveport, LA
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
14 of 63 | Posted by: Shelby McDaniel - Corning
“My thought and prayers are with you today Matthew and in the days to come. I love you more than u will ever know and here if u ever need any thing at...Read More »
15 of 63 | Posted by: Jessica - Biggers, AR
“Words cannot express the impact she has had on me recently. She will forever be remembered for her testimony while she was here and the legacy she...Read More »
16 of 63 | Posted by: Haleigh Wood - Emerson , AR
“With deepest sympathy !
17 of 63 | Posted by: Barbara & Jack Jameson - Magnolia, AR
“May God Bless Your Family
18 of 63 | Posted by: Ethel Selman - Magnolia, AR
“Praying for peace and comfort! We are thinking of you all!
19 of 63 | Posted by: Beth and Bo Franklin - Magnolia, AR
“thinking of the family in your time of sorrow. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
20 of 63 | Posted by: dennis landrum - magnolia, AR
“Our deepest sympathy is with you. May god hold you close. Olga
21 of 63 | Posted by: Paul j & Olga English - AR
“May God continue to hold you in his loving arms and guide you thru your time of need. Phil. 4:13 I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.
22 of 63 | Posted by: Bill, Shelda, Karissa & Danyel Shackelford
“You will never have to say "I wish I had done more". Love you all.
23 of 63 | Posted by: christine snider - cousin
“Ricky and I are close friends/neighbors with Hugh and Nelda Reeves, and Ricky grew up with Rickie so has known the Barnards all his life. We kept up...Read More »
24 of 63 | Posted by: KRISTI BRITT
“Our deepest sympathy to the Barnard Family
25 of 63 | Posted by: Harold and Mary Patterson - Sarye, OK
“Matt and families, I am so sorry for you loss and praying for you all. We know she is in a better place but it is so hard to give them up. love you...Read More »
26 of 63 | Posted by: Kathryn Dodson - Magnolia, AR
“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to your family
27 of 63 | Posted by: Louis & Jennifer Gilliland - OK
“Although I did not know your loved one, I am a student at SAU and send my deepest condolences and prayers. I know the pain of losing a child;...Read More »
28 of 63 | Posted by: Juda Brown - student
“My sister Susan Hanson has been sharing Whitleys life with us since her illness. I myself have lost a child at the age of 26. The pain can so so...Read More »
29 of 63 | Posted by: Sonya Poe - Forrest city, AR
“I am so sorry about your familys loss. I know you will miss her.Billie Kirkpatrick
30 of 63 | Posted by: Billie Kirkpatrick - Mobile, AL
“My prayers are with the family and friends.
31 of 63 | Posted by: Dr. Carla Bryant - Hope, AR
“We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers
and thoughts are with you and your family.
32 of 63 | Posted by: Gene & Bonnie Brewer-Justin Mcclure - AR
“Whitley was a special person. She will be greatly missed. I love you all.
33 of 63 | Posted by: Clay Cheatham - Fayetteville, AR
“Matt ,Nanette and Gene and all the rest of her precious family..My heart is breaking but I know Whitley is rejoicing as she walks the streets of Gold...Read More »
34 of 63 | Posted by: Doug & Jenny Hodge - AZ
“We were so very sad to hear of the loss of such a sweet, beautiful young lady. Whitley was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. Praying for...Read More »
35 of 63 | Posted by: Charles and Sheila Clark
“Our prayers are with your family during this time. Whitley was a precious girl and will certainly be missed. God bless you and give you strenth and...Read More »
36 of 63 | Posted by: Charles and Maurice Tripp - AR
“It is my prayer that God will comfort each of you and give you peace in the days ahead. Whitley was a beautiful young Christian woman who has...Read More »
37 of 63 | Posted by: Denita Baxter - Emerson, AR
“I am so srry for your loss!! I did not know Whitley but I have heard only GREAT things about her. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you.
38 of 63 | Posted by: Martha Jones - Emerson, AR
“Praying for Whitley's family as we begin the celebration of her "NEW LIFE"!!
39 of 63 | Posted by: LISA BRAY FIELDS - FRIEND
“There is sadness in our hearts today for all of the family. God Bless You.
Treasurer/Hot Spring County
40 of 63 | Posted by: Mary Cansler - Friend
“Rickie and Marion. So sorry to read about the loss of your daughter in law. May Gods richest blessings rest upon you and her family and grant you...Read More »
41 of 63 | Posted by: Bobby Mayton - Camden, AR
“May the Lord be with you and may you find peace, strength and courage in remembering that Whitley is in heaven. Her life on earth touched so many...Read More »
42 of 63 | Posted by: Pam Ratliff
May the coming days and months bring you comfort that Whitley is just gone from us for a little while. May you cherish your memories...Read More »
43 of 63 | Posted by: Mickey Oates - Paris, AZ
“Nannette, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for you!
44 of 63 | Posted by: PAM AND WAYNE COY - scranton, AR
“My deepest sympathy to the family. Whitley invited my daughter (Dana Holmes) to a birthday party when they were both very young. Dana still talks...Read More »
45 of 63 | Posted by: Debbie Martin - friend
“Our prayers are with you, we thought so much of Whitley. She is truly an inspiration to everyone.
46 of 63 | Posted by: Gary & Jill Harman & family
“May God comfort each of you during this difficult time in your lives. I can't imagine your pain, but I can pray for your peace that passes all...Read More »
47 of 63 | Posted by: Wanda Brown - Junction City, AR
B-because we've all become to love you and will miss you and...Read More »
48 of 63 | Posted by: Lynn Caldwell - friend
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Whitley was a very sweet young woman. We were in the First Baptist Youth Choir together and I remember being a...Read More »
49 of 63 | Posted by: Keith and Haley Smith - Magnolia, AR
“Matthew and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you all. Know that God is holding you close and that Whitley is never far...Read More »
50 of 63 | Posted by: Carol Ann & David Duke
“Praying for your family.
51 of 63 | Posted by: Lynn & Tanya Knight - Magnolia, AR
“Praying for you all. We love you.
52 of 63 | Posted by: Marilyn Griffin
“So sorry for your loss. I did not know Whitley personally but came to know her through all the loving posts of her mom and family on facebook. I...Read More »
53 of 63 | Posted by: Lisa Harmon - Prayer Warrior
“Words can't express the love and inspiration that so many people felt by knowing Whitley. I know that she won her battle and is living where we all...Read More »
54 of 63 | Posted by: Caroline Neeley
“Sorry about your list she was a very special and strong person to fight through all of this so long.....Words can't explain how sorry I am for this...Read More »
55 of 63 | Posted by: Jelissia Vaughn (walmart cashier how u know me) - AR
“The only words I can find to say to all of you....I love you. Remember and you will the wonderful memories.
56 of 63 | Posted by: Jennifer Wylie Hubbard - magnolia, AR
“With the support of her loving family, Whitley waged a valiant war against her disease. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends.
57 of 63 | Posted by: Terry Hollensworth-Rutledge - OK
“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Every time I saw Whitley no matter what was going on she always had a smile for me. I'm sure it was for...Read More »
58 of 63 | Posted by: Alisha Goodner - Friend
“Praying for peace and comfort! We are thinking of you all!
59 of 63 | Posted by: Josh and Kelly Inscore - AR
“My prayers are with the family during your time of loss. Whitley was an inspiration to us all. I know that she is in heaven looking down on all those...Read More »
60 of 63 | Posted by: Patty Clary - Magnolia, AR
“We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Whitley. Her life definitely made a difference in our world. We thank God for her and pray for you all...Read More »
61 of 63 | Posted by: Mike and Laurie Seabaugh - AR
“Rick, we haven't met your family, but knowing you for the last few years I know you have a great family. If they are anything like you they have good...Read More »
62 of 63 | Posted by: Bob and Coreena Gilliland - Sayre, OK
“I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Whitley. I hope the family finds comfort in knowing that Whitley is forever pain free and is resting...Read More »
63 of 63 | Posted by: Amanda Coyle - San Angelo , TX
Lewis Funeral Home
Whitley Lenna Reeves Barnard, 22 of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her home.
She was born on December 10, 1990 in Magnolia. She was a 2009 Salutatorian Graduate of Columbia Christian School, a Senior Business Major at Southern Arkansas University, and a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Clarice Boone of Magnolia.
Whitley is survived by her husband Matthew Barnard of Taylor; mother Nanette Reeves of Magnolia; father Cris Reeves and wife Jane Marie of Camden; sister and brother Mallory and Bradley Reeves of Magnolia; paternal grandparents Barney Hugh and Nelda Reeves of Magnolia; maternal grandfather Eugene Boone of Magnolia; father and mother in law Rickie and Marion Barnard of Taylor; sisters in law Melanie Jeffrey and husband Chris of Lewisville, TX and Hillary Franks of Magnolia and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who adore her, and a multitude of prayer warriors.
Funeral services will be Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Columbia Christian School Gymnasium with Bro. David Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. in Magnolia. Visitation with the family will be Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church Sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Whitley Reeves Barnard Stained Glass Window Memorial, c/o Columbia Christian School, 250 Warnock Springs Road, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753, or Whitley Reeves Barnard Finish Strong Scholarship, c/o SAU Foundation, PO Box 9174, Magnolia, Arkansas 71754-9174.
Pallbearers will be Austin Patureau, Ben Reeves, Jordan Burks, Colton Burks, Ryan Burks, and Josh Poiencot. Honorary pallbearer will be Jeremy Reeves.
An online guestbook is available at www.lewisfuneralhome.biz
420 N Jackson Magnolia, AR 71753
Tel. (870) 234-1010