Geraldine Barkley

August 23, 1940January 2, 2019

Geraldine Ashcraft Barkley, age 78, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., passed away January 2, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Memory Chapel with Rev. Chris Carson officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Lillie Ashcraft; brothers and sister-in-law, Lloyd Ashcraft, Jimmy Ashcraft and Robert Ashcraft (Lois) and granddaughter, Madelyn Cooke. Survivors include her husband, Howard Barkley; sons, Bryan Barkley (Beth) and Bill Barkley; half-son, David Kennedy (Michelle); sister-in-law, Janice Ashcraft; brother, Charles Ashcraft (Betty); grandchildren, Haley Barkley, Megan, Madelyn and Morgan Kennedy; and a host of family and friends. She was an active member of Taylorville United Methodist Church. She was very devoted to her church and church family. She had a love for sewing for anyone. She handled all alterations at The Shirt Shop in Tuscaloosa for approximately 18 years. In this time, she made many lifelong friends. Her family, husband, boys and grandchildren were the love of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of West Alabama.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, January 5, 2019

Geraldine Barkley

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