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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory- Downtown Suffolk
Friday September 23rd, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Somerton United Methodist Church
Saturday September 24th, 2022

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Somerton United Methodist Church Cemetery
Saturday September 24th, 2022

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Lillian Barnes Fowler

Lillian Barnes Fowler, 87, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Holmes Fowler; her parents, Curtis and Bessie Barnes; sisters, Daisy Ann Byrd, Janice Collins; and son-in law, Jeff Bangley.


She is survived by her daughter, Joanne Bangley; sons, Carroll Fowler (Susan) and Tommy Fowler (Ann); grandchildren, Sherry Huffman (Mike), Mark Fowler (Tiffany), Brian Fowler (Katie); and great grandchildren, Clint, Claire, Haley, Kash, Wyatt, Avery; sister, Rose Mitchell (Billy); sister-in law, Helen Glenn; and several nieces and nephews.


She dearly loved all her family and was always there for us. She retired from Nansemond Suffolk Academy as a bus driver after 20 years, a job she loved where she made many good friends.


Our dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons in his early 50’s and mom became his devoted caregiver for over 20 years. She was a faithful member of Somerton Methodist Church for over 60 years until her health didn’t allow her to attend.


The family wishes to extend special thanks to caregiver and friend, Cathy Robertson, for her love and wonderful care for mom.


Service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, 2:00 pm at Somerton United Methodist Church, 8610 Whaleyville Blvd., with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends the night prior, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Chapel, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, Va. In lieu of flowers, mom asked that memorial donations be made to Somerton Methodist Church, C/O Amy Seiling, 1780 US Hwy 13, Gates N.C. 27937. Online condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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So sorry for your loss Joanne 😓

Dorothy Howell Sep 30 2022 2:20 PM

So sorry to hear about your mother. Always enjoyed seeing her when she would come into Smith Optical.
Thinking of you.
Tony & Barbara Pivinski

Tony & Barbara Pivinski Sep 25 2022 7:18 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family durinng this time of sorrow. I have many fond memories of Lillian and the fellowship we enjoyed at Somerton Methodist Church. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

C. Ronald Greene Sep 24 2022 1:53 PM

Joanne,Carrol,Tommy, and Family, sorry to hear about Ms. Fowler’s passing. You all have my sincere sympathy and are in my prayers. May God bless each of you

Ken Asbell Sep 23 2022 7:43 PM

Lillian was a cherished childhood neighbor and friend. Her memory will live in our hearts forever. God Bless her family as they prepare for he earthy goodbyes.

Betty Barden Sep 22 2022 10:18 PM

My love is sent to all of you! I know the love and care you gave her. She was a great woman and tried to take care of everyone. Hugs when I get to see you all!

Skip Bangley Sep 22 2022 6:34 PM

Joanne, Carroll & Tommy & All the Family, So sorry to learn of Lillian's passing. Many fond memories come to mind. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Johnny & Joan Fowler Minter, Port Charlotte, Florida Sep 22 2022 2:01 PM

Dear Joanne, Carroll and Tommy, I have so many fond memories of growing up in Somerton with your family. Playing tag football in the front yard of house, playing in the playhouse in the back yard and vacationing in Nags Head with your family. May those happy memories and many more comfort you in your time of grief. Your mom will live on in our memories as a fun and lively lady. She will be reunited in heaven with your daddy and all her other heavenly family members.

Nancy Harrup White Sep 22 2022 5:53 AM

Joanne, Carroll and Tommy ,
We are so very sorry to hear of Lillian's passing. We will always remember the fun times with family visits as well as the Futrell Family reunions. She will be greatly missed by family and friends, You are all in our thoughts and prayers durning this most difficult time.
Love, Cindy, Don, Daniel, Katrina, Karen, David, Kelly, and Bobby

Cynthia Buck-Thompson Sep 21 2022 9:55 PM

Joanne, Carol, Tommy & family. Bobby & I are are so sorry to hear of Lillian's death. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Nancy Rountree Sep 21 2022 9:49 PM

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