Friday, October 14, 2005


Barbara Crabtree came to our church fellowship from Louisiana about seven years ago. She came looking for the word of God and a church home. She wanted to raise her children to be godly, but being a single parent, she needed support to do that. She found all of those things and a church family here in OK, and I found a good friend in Barbara. Barbara had one of those great, Deep South accents making her seem even softer that she was. She was a pretty lady, and I had lots of fun with her.

After a few years here, Barbara began having health problems. It turns out she had hepatitis C from a blood transfusion after the birth of one of her children. Her liver slowly began to malfunction. The last several years have been very hard on Barbara. She has been in and out of hospitals. Her daughter, who is Jesse’s age, has done a great job of caring for her. She has laid down her life caring for her mother, but it has been a difficult time. Yesterday evening, Barbara died. It was expected, but still death is never easy on those who love her. Pray for Barbara’s children.

1 comment:

inpassing said...

When I was the age of Barbara's daughter, I was married and had a child. Yet I had never faced the difficult times and decisions that she has been facing, and I'm not sure I would have handled them as well. The last time I saw Barbara she was in the hospital. She looked so frail. Her daughter was by her side. A few months ago the daughter called needing some assistance so I drove her around town on errands. As I returned her to her apartment, I attempted to encourage her and tell her she was doing a good job. She said to me that she couldn't imagine doing it any other way...that she couldn't imagine not being there for her mother. My heart is hurting for Barbara's daughter today!