Corinna A. Barker
Corinna Aikens Barker
August 2, 1921 – February 1, 2017
Birmingham, AL- Corinna Aikens Barker, age 95, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Corinna was born in Atlanta to the late Charles Harold Aikens Sr. and Julia Loring Aikens. She attended Girls High School in Atlanta, Georgia. She met Evan Barker, who was a student at Emory University, and they married in 1940. In the early 40s, they moved to Fairfield, Alabama where she raised her three children, Elaine, Joy, and Neil. She was a devoted church member and prayer warrior. She was also a great cook, who enjoyed discussing current events. She was always a loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Corinna was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Evan G Barker, 2 brothers, Charles and Timm Aikens, and grandson KaryTarwater.
Corinna is survived by her sister Nancy (Foy) Hand of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter Elaine (Richard) Richmond of Maylene, Alabama, daughter Joy (Chuck) Tarwater of Helena, Alabama, son Neil (Mardi) Barker of Macon, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; Richard (Cindy) Richmond of Birmingham, Alabama, Rebecca (Eric) French of Birmingham, Alabama, Sharon (Gabe) Whited of Helena, Alabama and Josh, Jake, and Zoe Barker of Macon, Georgia; and 8 great-grandchildren; Christopher, Alexander, and Elizabeth Richmond, Miles French, Brandon and Nathan Tarwater, and Kate and Emma Whited.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be to The Amelia Center in Birmingham.
Foy & Nancy Hand
I am thinking of all of you today and wish we could be there with you. I will miss my conversations with my Sister. We loved to discuss politics as we always thought alike.
Kenny & Katy Rahn
Mary Jean Wright
Helen & Hal Aikens
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family. May God grant you peace during this hour of sorrow. I fondly cherish many childhood memories of Aunt Corinna when she would visit Atlanta with Uncle Evan and my cousins Elaine, Joy, and Neil. We are so very sorry that we had to miss the funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.