Barbara Whitlock

October 15, 1942February 12, 2021

Barbara Joyce Whitlock was born on September 7, 1942 in Wheatland, Indiana. She was the third child of Rexford Allen Mitchell and Nettie Louise Johnson Mitchell.

Barbara her early education in a one room schoolhouse. At that time appropriately named The Colored School. She later graduated from the newly integrated Wheatland High School. Barbara attended Vincennes University earning her Associated Degree in 1963. She continued her education journey taking classed at IUPUI for childhood Psychology.

Barbara was baptized in the White River and became a member of the First Baptist Church in Wheatland. Barbara attended Sunday School and sang in the choir.

Barbara relocated to Evansville, Indiana where she met and married Riley Whitlock. To this union their son, Richard Bradley was born.

While living in Evansville, Barbara began her career at AT&T. She later transferred to AT&T in Indianapolis, Indiana. She retired with over 30 years of service in 1995.

Barbara joined The Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church under the guidance of the late Rev. Ollie J. Reeves. She served on the Usher Board, Pastor’s Aid Committee and occasionally Friday Night Lights, Barbara had a special talent and passion for sewing, crafts and baking. Her homemade breakfast and dinner rolls left a lasting memory if you were fortunate enough to savory one.

Barbara also enjoyed skating! She gifted all her great grandchildren skated in hopes skating might become a new regeneration for the family.

On Friday, February 19th at 10:45 a.m., Barbara went from labor to reward. Waiting to greet her along with her parents were her brothers, Donald Richard, Gary David (Marva) and sister Janice Darlene Mitchell Croomes (Charles).

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, son Richard Bradley; three grandchildren, Richard Harper, Tyrese Brandon Whitlock, and Brittani Michelle Whitloock Hanif (Mohammed) and six great grandchildren, nephews, Craig Edward Croomes. Nieces Caren Elaine Croomes Johnson and Shanonon Mitchel, Denis Elonda Jo Mitchell Duprey (Sal), Anna Louise Mitchell Baldison and six great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


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Carl & Aleatha Chislom Sr

February 26, 2021

To the Family , Friends and Others of Barbara Whitlock. It sadden our hearts to hear of the passing of your precious love one. We remember first meeting Barbara when my Mother moved next door to her on Culver. From day one she was one of the kindness caring person you could have ever meet. Praying God will bless Richard (Brad) her Son , Grandchildren , Great-Grandchildren , In-Laws , Neices, Nephews , Cousins and Others with Comfort , Strength and Peace .

Michael Whitlock

February 24, 2021

I always looked forward to stopping by to see you and cousin Brad when we traveled up to the State Fair and the Black Expo for many years. I love you and will miss you.
Family, worry no more because Aunt Barbara is in the Best Hands now. Rest easy and rejoice with Our Father. Until we meet again, We love you.

Raynetta Whitlock

February 20, 2021

Extending sympathy to all of Aunt Barbara's family and friends. I will cherish the time we went to see Barry White at Deer Creek Music Center, chats on the phone and visits. You will be missed but I know you are in a better place with God Almighty.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Barbara Chambers

February 16, 2021

To Barbara’s family: Barbara and I graduated high school together. We lived about a block from each other. I have many good memories of things we enjoyed together in school; Junior play, Senior trip, basketball games, and sock hops, and our whole class of 15 going to the drive-in theater in one car, Barbara was a very smart young lady.

We’ve kept in contact over the years and she shared with me that she knew the Lord. I wIll really miss her.

May our Heavenly Father comfort her family.

Judith- Judy Whitlock Grinter

February 16, 2021

Barbara you will always be remembered. we lived next door on Birchwood. you tried to teach me how to make dinner rolls and other food. Enjoyed talking with you and Brad on the phone and your visits when I came to nap at my daughters house, Raynetta Whitlock. Donald, Gary, and Janice enjoyed you all and their families . To the grand children and Brad be strong and hold on to Gods unchanging hand.

Sherrie Reeves-Rainey

February 16, 2021

To The Family Of Sister Barbara Whitlock, You're In Our Thoughts And Prayers In The Passing Of Our Beloved Church Member. Whenever Grief Comes Around Remember To Read The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength. We Love You. Sister Myrna, Karon, Sherrie, Danielle Reeves And Drew Burks!

Erika Reeves

February 16, 2021

To The Family Of Sister Barbara Whitlock, You Are In Our Thoughts And Prayers In Her Passing! When Grief Comes Around Remember To Read The Word Of God For Comfort And Strength. We Love You! Deacon Mario And Erika Young!