Murphy Funeral Homes


Barbara Ann Booker

September 22, 1938November 7, 2021

Barbara Booker, 83, longtime resident of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly at Virginia Hospital Center on Sunday, November 7, 2021.

Barbara was predeceased by her first baby, Mary JoAnn (also unexpectedly at birth at Virginia Hospital Center, formerly Arlington Hospital), her grandson John Chris Stevens, and her husband of 57 years, Kenneth.

She is survived by her brother Joseph Knapp (Bonnie) of Aiken, South Carolina, son, Michael, (and caregiver of the home), daughter Pamela Stevens (Richard), of South Carolina, and daughter, Jenifer Windland, of Virginia. Also, grandchildren, Angelica Newham (Ethan), Kyle Windland, Michael, Grace and Luke Stevens, and great-granddaughter, Madelyn Newham - who truly saw the specialness of her great-grandma, once putting herself - at age 2 - down for a nap on Barbara’s bed by rolling herself up in the quilt covering the bed which was made by Barbara’s mother.

Barbara was one of the best room-mothers Haycock Elementary ever had, a favorite hostess at the now closed Red Lobster in Falls Church, a published author, (“Lonka Belle’s Vacation”), an incredible baker and home-maker, and devout parishioner of St. James Catholic Church.

She also spent many years volunteering and holding offices with the local American Legion and VFW. She will be missed so much by so many.

A mass at St. James Catholic Church will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021, with burial at Fairfax Memorial Cemetery immediately after.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, November 18, 2021


Barbara Ann Booker

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Tracy Roou

November 21, 2021

Barbara was a very special person that I had the fortune and honor to meet and talk with during my time helping with Meals on Wheels. I think of her often and pray for her now and her family. She was a good woman - a friend that gave me the kind words I needed to hear on my brief visits together. God speed - Tracy