Ernestine Barker-Williams


Ernestine Barker (Stennie) Williams was born July 28, 1938. In Loganville, Ga. Born to parents of Blondine Catlin and Farris Hammonds. Ernestine moved to Columbus Ohio in 1960.

She married Alfred W. Williams, Jr. in 1985. She was employed with The Ohio State University Hospital, as Surgical Sterile Tech where she retired after 28 years of employment. After retirement she found a love for McDonalds, where she worked for an additional 13 years, as a lobby host.

In 2019 she re-dedicated her life to the Lord and was baptized by her Pastor’s Richard & Linda Reiter, of Vineyard Christian Church. After her baptism she began to study her bible daily.

She was preceded in death by her parents Blondine Catlin and Farris Hammonds, husband Alfred W. Williams Jr., Sister Ethel Ruth Berry, niece Tynyah Catlin and nephew Antoine Deshawn Tanyhill.

Loving memories are cherished by her daughters, Teresa (Russell) Beckley, Tonette Barker; sons Wendell Barker, Trent Barker. Brother, Richard Watson; sisters Geneva Tanyhill, Mary Ogletree, Mattie Demons, Evelyn Heard, Wanda (James)Watson; grandson Keyon Beckley; grand-daughters Keisha (David) Crump, Tonique Barker, Leticia Barker, Shnique Bright. 12 great-grand children’s. And a host of other extended family members and dear friends.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Vineyard Christian Church, 1055 McNaughten Rd. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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  1. Please receive our warmest and heartfelt condolences at this time of loss. May the God of all comfort bring peace to your hearts, and may wonderful memories remain a comfort to you. Praying for you and your family.
    With much love,
    Ralph and Sheila Hardy

  2. Dearest Family,
    It was such a pleasure to know Ernestine from the first moment we met at McDonald’s She was always a LADY. Please except my sympathy.

  3. Lorine Barker-Murphy

    May loving memories of your dear Mother bring you comfort during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. The (Danny and Tina) Blackwell Family

    Teresa, my family and I are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Queen, I know how much she meant to you all. May Jehovah guard your hearts, Our prayers are with your entire family during this time of mourning. Please know that we love ❤️ you all and are here for you if you need us or anything. ❤️❤️

  5. Mom and I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am sure you have great memories to comfort you. We will keep you in our prayers.

  6. Pearl Reeves Washington

    My Deepest Sympathy to Teresa, Wendell, Tonette, Trent and family. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will forever cherish the memories we shared on 18th Avenue and a recent card you sent me. Much love, you will be missed

  7. Pearl Reeves Washington


    Extending my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your dear sister and my friend. Asking God to give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Peace and Blessings always.

  8. Rozland Mckee-Flax

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Barker. So many great memories of a great lady that I have known for over 40 years. She will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers to the family.

  9. Teresa, I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss of your mom. Ms. Ernestine, Was always so kind to me at church. I always looked forward to seeing her every Sunday, She and I would always chat and she would give me a hug and say hi baby! I will miss her very much.

  10. William R. Graf (Cincinnati)

    I knew Ernestine when I worked at the OSU Hospital as an operating room technician from 1973 to 1976. She was a wonderful person, and I have never forgotten her. We spent a lot of time laughing. She had a special quality that I cannot fully describe, except that it made her such fun to be with. She was 12 years older than I was, and I learned so much just being around her. She was a class act indeed. Out of the blue tonight, I thought of Ernestine, and tried to find her on the internet. It is interesting how that works. I send my condolences to the family.

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