OBITUARY

Kimberly Faith (Barker) Lewis

July 20, 1986May 9, 2020
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A Celebration of the Life of Kimberly Faith Barker Lewis, 33, will be held at 11am on Thursday, May 14th in the front courtyard of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo, SC. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the Facebook page of Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel beginning at 10:55 a.m. Please "Like" the Facebook page and you will be notified when the service is going live.

Kimberly passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. She was born on July 20, 1986 in Columbia, to Douglas and Susan Barker. Kim was an active member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and participated in mom’s group, and women’s bible studies at the church. She was a graduate of Ben Lippen and attended Liberty University. In 2010, she married Gary Lewis. Her greatest joys came following her marriage with the birth of her two miracle babies, Peyton (5) and Brooklyn (4). Kimberly’s love of children branched even further than her own, as she nannied numerous children in her home. Kim loved to cook and host gatherings with family and friends. Her love for the Christmas season always made the holidays especially warm and joyful. She was happiest spending time with her family, whether that was playing games, going on trips, hosting family meals, or simply snuggling up with her children.

Kimberly is survived by her parents Douglas and Susan Barker; husband, Nathaniel Gary Lewis; children, Peyton and Brooklyn Lewis; brother, Chris Barker (wife, Robyn); sister, Sarah Barker Skelley (husband, Tucker); nephews, Bryson, Hudson, Mason, Noah, Graham, Porter, Fisher; mother-in-law, Cherrylann Lewis and father-in-law, Nathaniel Gary Lewis, Sr.; sister-in-law, Chrissy Gregg (husband, Rob); and numerous aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her children’s college fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/206m4blexc?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=c930bc2c1fc54b2ea4b75747d8534bbf

  • FAMILY

  • Father: Douglas Barker
    Mother: Susan Rottmann Barker
    Husband: Nathaniel Gary Lewis
    Children: Peyton and Brooklyn Lewis
    Brother and Sister-in-law:Chris and Robyn Barker
    Sister and Brother-in-law: Sarah and Tucker Skelley
    Mother-in-law: Cherrylann Lewis
    Father-in-law: Nathaniel Gary Lewis, Sr.
    Sister-in-law and husband: Chrissy and Rob Gregg
    Nephews: Bryson, Hudson, Mason, Noah, Graham, Porter, Fisher
    Numerous Aunts and Uncles

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    Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Kimberly Faith (Barker) Lewis

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Charles Livingston

May 14, 2020

Doug & Susan,

Please accept my condolences. It is a great loss indeed that she was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and saint. Praying for peace and strength for your family and particularly her young children during this season of mourning. Rejoicing that she is now home with our Lord and savior.

Josh Hildreth

May 14, 2020

I have known Kim for nearly 15 years and Gary even longer so this was a painful shock. I thought this would be a good time to answer a question Gary asked me many years ago as they were just starting to date, "hey man, what do you think of Kim?" I just met her and honestly didn't know her... so all I could come up with is "yeah she's nice." Sorry this is a little late, but let me answer this question better. Kim was a strong woman. Faith was the best middle name in the history of middle names bc she had a lot of that quality. You never had to ask if she would make a good mom, because she got along with everyone else's kids. She had a passion for cooking (and that worked out bc we all had a passion for eating). She had a ton of energy that would brighten your day, maybe too much energy hitting the golf ball waaay too hard at Frankie's (but I choose to blame Gary's coaching skills, lol) and she traded away far too many of her valuable coal and wheat in Settlers of Katan! That's ok bc she truly won in life. She got the husband and family that she always wanted. Anytime a person can make another a better version of themself and yet they still stay true to themself, you know you've found each other. Gary and Kim only elevated each other and found ways to be better friends to all of us. So if I could've seen the future back then, I would've asked Gary why he hadn't bought a ring yet bc they would make an awesome couple. The last time I saw Kim was at a Kroger gas station bc I heard a voice saying "Hey Josh" and seeing 2 friendly faces in their car window. I was about to move back to Texas again and was pleasantly surprised bc I knew I would only see Gary and Kim in person rarely. She looked happy and complete with her family, who I knew was her world. I can only give these last words of comfort, It's only goodbye for now not forever. Kim is safe in God's memory, you guys still have a future together and you have good family and friends who all love you. Rip my friend.

Jeannine & Danny Rogers

May 14, 2020

Dear Susan and Doug,
We are so sorry for your loss.
You are in our thoughts and prayers!
“Now may theLord of peace himself
give you peace at all times in every way.
The Lord be with you all.” 2Thessalonians 3:16

In Christ’s love,
Danny & Jeannine

Cathy Bouabré

May 13, 2020

I especially remember Kimberly at our SMF (Student Missionary Fellowship) retreats at Ben Lippen School. She loved the Lord and loved worshipping Him with others at the retreats. She had a sweet spirit and was a great friend!

Vera Pruitt

May 12, 2020

I am sorry for your loss Gary. Kim was such a special and caring person to everyone she met. She loved you, Peyton and Brooklyn so much! What a great mother to your children. She taught them so much about Jesus. I will be praying for you and the children.

Debbie Young

May 12, 2020

My heart just aches for all of you. You are deep in my heart and my prayers!!!! May God's love and peace comfort you as only He can. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Teresa Simmons

May 12, 2020

My heart is so saddened to hear of Kimberly. My prayers are with this sweet family. Prayers for comfort and strength. Much love to Doug and Susan and Family. Teresa And Randy

Stacy Miller (Bell)

May 12, 2020

Kim was my absolute best friend growing up. I can still here her laugh and see the sparkle in her eye. I still can’t finish the last inch of a drink because she told me it was backwash! Her heart was so big and kind and she loved God so deeply. My last conversation with her, she was telling me how she wanted to live for God. My childhood was better for having Kimmy as my best friend. I loved having sleepovers and the smell of maple syrup still makes me think of how happy we were. The memories could fill a book and my heart is broken for her little babies who won’t get the years I got with her. She was an amazing person who will be sorely missed

Andrea Looney

May 12, 2020

Kim and I taught a 3 year old Sunday School class together at Gateway Baptist about 15 years ago. She was such a blessing to me and the children. She was around 19 years old when I met her and I got to see her grow into an amazing women. In recent years we did not see each other often but when we did it was great to see her smiling face. I also loved seeing all her posts on Facebook with her sweet, adorable children. Seeing her matching outfits with the kids, watching butterflies grow and releasing them and strawberry picking to name a few always brought a smile to my face. I know she wanted her children so much and was so thankful to be a Mother. I am thankful that I got to know Kim she was such a sweet, kind, caring person. I am praying for her whole family and know she will be missed greatly by them all.

Jodie Wait

May 12, 2020

I did not know Kimberly personally, but I have known her Dad, Doug Barker, for many, many years and also her Mom, Susan, for several years. I befriended her on Facebook and always enjoyed seeing the many happy memories she was making for her family and friends. As a child of Doug and Susan, I know she was a pure person that had a strong relationship with our heavenly Father. I hope some can find some comfort in knowing that.

I am praying for Gary and their precious children, as well as for the Barker and Lewis family members.

Nehemiah 8:10 - Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

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