Jessie Lewis Barker

November 23, 1941April 3, 2014
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God saw he was getting tired a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered "Come with Me". With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away, although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Reception Friday, April 18, 2014

Jessie Lewis Barker

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Robin Daniels

April 18, 2014

May the Perpetual Light shine upon him and may his soul rest in peace Amen!

Tishaela Barker

April 17, 2014

We love you uncle jessie you will be truely missed and never will you be forgotten. ..


April 15, 2014


April 15, 2014

.>R. I. P... UNCLE JESSIE.... gone but never FORGOTTEN.. LOVE YA.. from: Frank Barker Sr. children & grandchildren..:)..!! X.O.. Great niece Peaches..!!

Tesha Barker-Kelly

April 14, 2014

HI Great-Uncle rest in peace, its time to rest and continue your life with your creator God, may God comfort our hearts and souls in the mist of our sorrow. We love you. You will be missed but still loved and will hold on to memories.

April 13, 2014

Hi Uncle Jessie I love you and will miss you dearly say hi to my dad for me your niece Kim Barker from Sauk Village,Ill

Keysha Crockett-Kieskowski

April 12, 2014

What we once have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of you. R.I.P Grandaddy..

Love Always,
Keysha aka Brown Suga

Deneen Johnson

April 12, 2014

We will miss you Uncle Jessie. Say Hi to my DAD Hugh Barker.

Love Always,
( niece ) Deneen

jaida kieskowski

April 12, 2014

R.I.P granddad i'm going to miss you so much love you always

krown kieskowski

April 12, 2014

R.I.P grandad


Jessie L. Barker, beloved son of, Theodore Columbus Barker Sr. and Ruth Clark Barker was born November 23, 1941 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas.

He was nine of ten children. “The Baby Boy”

Jesse moved from Arkansas to Chicago, IL at age 19, he worked at United Airlines as a Maintenance Engineer for 5 years. While living in Chicago he met and married Rosetta Luke. In 1963, they gave birth to their first child Loretta Barker, Jesse and Rosetta moved to Los Angeles, CA where a few years later their second child was born, Dorene Barker, third Maurica Barker, forth Curtis Barker, moved back to Chicago where their fifth and final child Jessie Barker Jr. was born. After 4 years the entire family moved to Compton, CA for over 18 years, Jesse worked at L.A. Unified School District.

Jesse always took pride in whatever he did. Jesse was a very loving and caring man, family meant everything to him his love was unconditional. Jesse was a very humble man, he never let too many things get him down. Jesse was a master when it came to glass cutting, he was the best at what he did.

On April 3, 2014 with his brother Ted and his children and grandchildren at his side, Jesse went into quite a peaceful sleep. No more hurt or pain.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Ruth Barker. His two brothers Otis and Hugh Barker, four sisters Tarlice Barker Dozier, Elma Barker LaPointe, Mattie Barker Fluellen and Vivian Pride Darrington.

He leaves to continue his Legacy, two brothers Theodore Barker Jr. and Frank Barker, one sister Franzetta Barker Callaway. His loving wife Rosetta Barker; daughters Loretta Barker, Dorene Barker and Maurica Barker-Daniels; two sons Curtis Barker and Jesse L. Barker Jr.; Son in law Robert Daniels, grandsons, Ronnall King, Ricky Dukes, Kurtis Barker, Kevin Bryant, Davian Luster, Curtis McCann, Calvin Small, Dontrell Daniels, Jesse Barker Jr., Jihaad Barker, Camaron Small, Tyrone Kieskowski and Myles Hargrove; granddaughters Takeysha Kieskowski, Jasmine McCann, Kanetra Daniels, Kindra Daniels, Ikia Daniels, Ceresha Smalls and Naimah Barker; great grandchildren Jaden, Jaida, Karleigh, Krown, Nevaeh, Kaliyah, Rhyme, Kurtis, Myah, Mia, Serenity and Carter.

Hosts of nephews, nieces, other family and friends (too many to name), we will always cherish his loving memories, Jessie L. Barker you will forever be missed!