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Barbara Ann Griffin Flowers Burke

By Staff, 03/9/20 1:48 PM

Mrs. Barbara Ann Griffin Flowers Burke, 81, of Hope, formerly of Hot Spring, AR passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Hope.

Mrs. Burke was born July 18, 1938 in Hope to Herbert and Connie Clendenin Griffin. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands James Dale Flowers, and Johnny Calvin Burke.

She is survived by her brother Herbert W. Griffin, Jr., daughters Dana Flowers Cox (Bryan) and Julie Flowers Paddie, she is also survived by five grandchildren Will Cox, Hunter Sears (Ashley), Zac Cox (Lindsy), Heather Sears Formby (Jonathan) and Nate Burke; three great-granddaughters Ellie Ann Sears, Emerie Grace Formby, and Caroline James Cox.

Mrs. Burke was a 1957 graduate of Hope High School and attended Southern State College. She was a retired employee of the Arkansas DFA. Mrs. Burke was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hope and attended Diamondhead Community Church in Hot Springs. Mrs. Burke was a lifelong member of the Junior Auxiliary of Hope, 1964, Hempstead County Mother of the Year, an avid gardener, and a member of various other clubs and organizations.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to caregivers Cheryl Biddle, Jeri Ann Harris, Lisa Helmick, Mackenzie Lafferty, Debbie Peters, and Hospice of Texarkana.

Memorials my be made to: Hospice of Texarkana or First United Methodist Church of Hope.

Visitation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in the First United Methodist Church of Hope with Funeral Service beginning at 4:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Bro. Daniel Bramlett, Rev. Steve Johnson and Rev. Keenan Williams officiating under the direction of Herndon-Fuqua Funeral Home.