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 Barbara Lucille <I>Reeves</I> Tucker

Barbara Lucille Reeves Tucker

Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Aug 2011 (aged 82)
Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Burial Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 75411625 · View Source
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Mom, it's been a while now, and I still can hardly write about it. The end of an era. It hurts it hurts it hurts. Mom I miss you. It's funny, the things we remember. Mom I want to thank you for so many things. For teaching me to read. For letting me go through "the button box". For letting me brush your hair. For trying to mend my heart when "that boy" broke it. For adoring my daughter. For how you loved Christmas. For making me be proud of myself, simply because I knew YOU were proud of me. For saying some of the things you said, and for not saying some of the things that you didn't. For keeping it all together for us kids. I never recall going hungry. For coming to all the games and watching me cheer, but acting like you weren't watching. For giving us a sense of home and of belonging; those roots will forever run deep. For staying with Daddy for 62 years and loving him still even beyond that. For joining the PTA and going all-out for fundraisers. For laughing they way you did. For being a stellar example of tenacity. For sewing my wedding dress. For not letting me get into some of the trouble that I wanted to get into. For teaching me to be strong. For being "my baby doll" in your later years. For honoring me, by allowing me to be the only one to see you breathe your last. You must have thought I was strong enough to take it (Mom, I disagree). Mom I can't wait to see you again. Kiss Daddy, Sonny, and Robert for me. Love, Suzy

Barbara L. Tucker PORTSMOUTH -

Barbara Lucille Tucker, 82, died Aug. 22, 2011 in a Portsmouth hospital.

A native of Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Tony Bryant and Mossie Leah Reeves. Mrs. Tucker was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Roy Lee Tucker Sr.; and two sons, Roy L. "Sonny" Tucker Jr. and Robert A. Tucker Sr. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her loving pets, Buddy and Lucille; two daughters, Judy Brostrom and Suzanne McAlpin, both of Austin, Texas; one son, David Tucker of Smithfield; a daughter-in-law, Donna Tucker of Chesapeake; one sister, Jeanette Emory of Florida; five grandchildren, Tammy Tucker, Robbie Tucker Jr., Erika Tucker, Ashley McCready and Vicky McAlpin; two great-grandchildren, Damion Tucker and Madison McCready; "adopted son," Bill Hile; and a host of supportive friends.

A funeral will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Norman March. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Published in The Virginian Pilot, and in the Knoxville News Sentinel on August 24, 2011.

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  • Maintained by: Suzanne Tucker McAlpin
  • Originally Created by: Jane Lane
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75411625
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Lucille Reeves Tucker (2 Jun 1929–22 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75411625, citing Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, Chesapeake City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Suzanne Tucker McAlpin (contributor 47044745) .