Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville

4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA


Barbara Jean Serowik

September 13, 1932September 10, 2020

Our beloved mother, Barbara J. Serowik, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2020. Barbara was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Sayre, PA, daughter of Walter and Mary Ackley. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Serowik; brothers, Walter, William and James; and sisters, Patti, Phyllis, and Elizabeth.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Juan Lewis and Deborah and Andreas Pratsis; grandchildren, John Lewis, Christopher (Jeanna) Lewis, and Elizabeth (Garry) Sharpe; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Evan Lewis and Eleni Sharpe; brother, Jon Ackley; and beloved baby sister, Jeanne Moore.

After retiring from Clarke American, Barbara continued to enjoy the love of her family, all things sports, especially Virginia sports and tennis, murder mystery novels, and of course Jeopardy - where we were certain she could be a champ. Her legacy to her children is to never give up. Keep fighting even when the odds seem against you.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thurs. Sept. 17, 2020 at A.G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Barbara Jean Serowik

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Phyllis Ackley-Martz

September 11, 2020

Dear Debbie and Linda,
Our hearts here in Sayre are broken. We loved your mom so very much! She was a wonderful sister-in-law, and a favorite aunt; even with the miles that separated us. We loved and remember fondly her and Walt's yearly trips to PA. We always looked forward to the visits with great anticipation! Please know, your mom will be greatly and dearly missed! She will also always be remembered with a bright smile on our faces as we speak of her. We will never let her beautiful memory die. Love to you both and your families. Aunt Rosie, Sue, Bobby, Kathy, Phyllis and Jimmy.


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