Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Barbara Ruby Hanlin

June 29, 1945January 10, 2020

Barbara Ruby Hanlin, 74, of Warsaw, VA, passed away on January 10, 2020 in Tappahannock, VA.

Barbara was born in Washington, D.C. to Eugene and Frances Featherall on June 29, 1945. She married Benjamin “Cookie” Cook on November 15, 1963 in Elizabeth City, NC and was widowed on September 30, 1991. She married Delmos “Mike” Hanlin on August 19, 1992 in Dale City, VA and was widowed on August 2, 2008. She worked as a beautician from 1967 to 1980, maintaining her license until 2011. She also worked as a meat wrapper for Giant Food for 14 years before retiring in 1996.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Frances, her husband’s Cookie and Mike, and one sister, Kay.

Barbara is survived by one son, Thomas Cook: three grandchildren, Bobbi Smith, Thomas “TJ” Cook, and Clint Cook: three great-Grandchildren, Keisler Fechner, Mason Fechner, and Alexandra Cook: seven sisters, Ellie, Marcie, Frannie, Toni, Mary, Sue and Janet: and one brother, Gene.

Visitation will be 11:00am Tuesday, January 14 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service in Stafford, VA. Funeral services will follow at 12:00pm with Pastor Mark Grooms of Thomas Terrace Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be held at 11:00am Thursday, January 16 at Stafford Memorial Park Cemetery located adjacent to Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020


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Marti Stanford

January 16, 2020

A very sweet lady who will be greatly missed by countless people! And they will all have been blessed to continue remembering her with fondness!

Kathy (Jones) Mermigas

January 13, 2020

Barbara and I were in high school together. I remember her as one of the sweetest and friendliest persons I have ever met. We kept in touch over the years, off and on. She will be missed. My condolences to Tommy and family. You will be in our prayers.

Janet Woolfrey

January 13, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of you. I remember when living with you when I started my job at Giant Food. I was always lost traveling in the area. You always told me to go south to get home. For some reason I got off 95 coming home from Glebe road and got back on northbound. I went all the way back to Glebe and so I could start over again. I can remember that look on your face with you holding your hands on your face. I’ll miss you so much and our phone calls. I will see you again one day.

cynthia harney

January 12, 2020

I never got to meet Barbara but we talked on Facebook. I will miss her "pokes" on facebook. My prayers are with Tommy and family. She will be missed

FfGeorgia Harrison

January 12, 2020

I can remember your
Mom need a ride to work cause there was snow everywhere and Neil told her NO PROBLEM AND HE DROVE UP TO HER HOUSE IN OYE NEW BRONCO. 🤗

Ed and Sandi Brann

January 12, 2020

We will miss this sweet angel,she was a very good hearted woman,she knew my husband for many years and me for only 12 years,she was always smiling and always beside Tommy. RIP Barbara,we love you

Julie Klopp

January 12, 2020

My condolences to Barbara’s family. May each of you receive comfort from the Lord that surpasses all understanding.

Marcie McIntyre

January 12, 2020

Barbara became the person I always turned to when our Mom passed away! Whenever something good or bad happened, I called her. I called her every morning and if I was late, she would worry and send a text to check on me because she was so afraid of waking Jim up. She is going to be truly missed by all who knew her. She loved little babies everywhere.
Love and miss you Big Sis!

Rev Terry & Sherry (Doyle) Bowling

January 12, 2020

As a little girl..growing up..I remember Barbara so well!! Her infectious grin and chewing her gum!! She married into our family..to Cookie..she was my sister, Bettys, best friend!!
She always kept in touch..with our family and always showed genuine concern!!
She loved her Tommy..
Our love and prayers to Tommy and family!!
O what Heaven holds!!

Sherry (& Terry) Bowling