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Ralph Joel (Joey) Barnard
Birth: May 25, 1943
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 23, 1954
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Thanks to Richard Jordon for adding the Marker Photo. What a nice surprise !!! Richard took pictures of many of my relative's markers in this cemetery. Thanks Good Buddy...

Thanks to my friend Steve for his kindness to little Joey. I appreciate the sponsorship, such a thoughtful thing to do. Thanks for the many special things you have treated Joey with, like mention on your website. That was so nice.
You also made the frame for him. Remember him so often with notes and flowers. Thanks lots, Big hugs....friend.



In Memory of:

Joey Barnard.

1943-1954

Loved and Missed

My Third Cousin
(Gillespie)


Joey was the son of Ralph Barnard and Gladys Gillespie- Barnard.
Joey was born a Down Syndrome baby. He wasn't expected to live very long. He beat the odds and lived to be 11 years old. He was a happy child. He never attended public school. When he was older and he began to look more like a Downs Syndrome child, children would laugh at him and he would get very quite and sad. He understood he was different. His parents loved him so much and made his life as happy and normal as possible. After his death his parents adopted 4 special needs children, 3 girls and 1 boy. This shows their caring hearts. They were wonderful caring people to whom I am proud to be related.

bio by Nita
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gladys Gillespie Barnard (1921 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Gaston Memorial Park
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Dee - R.I.P.
Originally Created by: Blessings ***
Record added: Feb 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13438830
Ralph Joel <i>(Joey)</i> Barnard
Added by: Blessings ***
 
Ralph Joel <i>(Joey)</i> Barnard
Added by: Richard Jordan
 
Ralph Joel <i>(Joey)</i> Barnard
Added by: Richard Jordan
 
 
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- Victoria Wilson Cain
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Christmas Blessings little Angel.
- Love, Steve
 Added: Dec. 24, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 5, 2014
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