Funeral Services for Mrs. Barbara A. Shinholster will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:00 Noon. Location: Gordon Church of God In Christ 118 Olive Street, Gordon. Superintendent Moses Ray will serve as eulogist. Interment will follow at Rhama Cemetery Hwy 57, Gordon, Georgia
Barbara Ann Burke – Shinholster was born on December 9, 1954, to the late Mrs. Hattie and Mr. Mason Burke Sr., in Gordon, Georgia. She departed this life on Wednesday, January 26, at Piedmont Macon Medical Center of Macon, Georgia.
Early in her childhood, She joined Gordon Church of God in Christ. Barbara attended Calhoun Consolidated High School. Shortly, after she married Benny T. Shinholster who preceded her in death.
Barbara would go on to start a new journey and became employed at the Chicken House in Gordon. She later became employed at Central State Hospital. After years of employment, Barbara ventured to Toomsboro Nursing Home where she worked diligently long hours caring for others until she decided to retire.
Barbara was a loving and caring person who loved to cook and talk on the phone with her family and friends. Barbara was definitely living her best life, taking flights, eating out, and getting her nails done with her main girl, Gloria Burke. She also enjoyed going to church with her favorite niece, Patricia Jackson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings; one sister, Vivian Jackson; and four brothers, Kenneth, Charles, Willie, and Billy Joe Burke.
She leaves to cherish her memories three daughters, Sonnequa ( Bryant) Colbert, Tangee (Natarsha) Hall, Crystal (Eric) Evans of Macon, Georgia; Four sons, Demeatress (Erica Shinholster) Jamel, Phillip (Karyn Shinholster) of McIntyre, Georgia, Kendrick of Gordon, Georgia; three sisters, Earnestine Lovett, Larvern McCrory, and Beverly Smith; three brothers, Mason, Danny, Dexter (Kisha); one sister-in-law, Gloria Burke; one uncle, Callie Wilcher; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Public Viewing will be held Monday, January 31, at the funeral home from 10-7PM.
Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel, Irwinton has charge of arrangements.