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Rita Jane Barker

March 27, 1945 — February 15, 2024


Rita Jane Pearson Barker, 78, of Shreveport, LA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Rita loved the Lord and her family, friends and neighbors.  She prayed daily for them.  She attended Faith Community Church in Shreveport and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was born March 27, 1945, in Gallipolis Ferry, to the late Aubrey Nibert and Clara Dane (Bonecutter) Nibert.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Pearson; sisters, Donna Simmers and Nancy Long; and a son-in-law, Greg Rawson.

Rita is survived by two brothers, Danny Nibert and Myron Nibert; three children, Donald Pearson of Shreveport, LA, Lora Rawson of Middleport, OH and Deloris (David) Wedlund of Shreveport, LA; and six grandchildren, Seth Rawson of Middleport, Mandy Siders of Point Pleasant, Jordan (Jenny) Rawson of Middleport, Jobee (John) Merriman, Zion Wedlund and Jayden Wedlund all of Shreveport.  She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Savannah Siders, Sydney Siders, Ezekiel Wedlund, Emily Rawson and Benjamin Rawson.

A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Boone Funeral Home, 2156 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Bishop David Wedlund officiating.  Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Henderson.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Boone Funeral Home and Crematory

2156 Airline Drive, Bossier, LA 71111

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