Linda V. Barfield

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It is with love and celebration in our hearts, we announce the homegoing of Linda V. Barfield, who gained her wings on March 16, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 80. Linda was born on June 17, 1942, in Columbus, Ohio, to her parents, the late William and Ella (Sparrow) McClain.

Linda was married to Mr. Perry Barfield for 59 years, and together they had a beautiful life filled with love, laughter, and joy. She was a graduate of North High School in Columbus and worked at Mt. Carmel Medical Records before dedicating herself to caring for her three daughters full-time.

Linda was an active member of the Christian Valley Baptist Church, where she found comfort and community. She was known for her sassy personality, strength and resilience. Linda endured life’s challenges with grace and courage, always putting family first.

Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Perry, three daughters, Vanessa (Ronald) Jester, Monica (Pastor Donald) Fitzgerald, and Melissa (Dr. LaBronz) Davis, son, Randall (Sherri) Odom, twelve grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. She will be forever loved by her three sisters, Cynthia (Woodrow) Hudson, Willie (Charles) Boyer, and Karla McClain, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A Visitation will be held at 11:00 AM, followed by a Homegoing celebration at 12:00 PM, on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Christian Valley Baptist Church, located at 3330 Scottwood Road. The interment will take place at Eastlawn Cemetery.
Linda will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her strength, her kindness, and her unwavering love for her family. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute, and offer condolences to the Barfield Family, please visit

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  1. Charmel Burton Carter

    Condolences to the Barfield family.Rest Easy Mrs.Linda

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers your way. My deepest sympathy to the family. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.

  3. Vanessa and family I’m so sorry for your loss I’m praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. Veronica West Smith (Huck)

  4. Our Hearfelt Condolences and Prayers are in Divine Order to The Family. From Your Rankin Family. May God Give You Comfort and Peace that Surpasses all understanding during this time. We Love You Family. ❤️❤️❤️

  5. Deepest Condolences to the Barfield family. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Rest In Paradise Mrs.Linda.

  6. Dr. Benjamin L Davis (LMHS "89")

    My condolences to this great family.

  7. Sending prayers of comfort to the family of Mrs Linda may she Rest in Peace

  8. Marcia, David and Shawn

    My sincere condolences to Perry and the girls. God has carried you home in his loving arms to be by his side. Linda you will truly be missed but remembered with love in our hearts.

  9. To the Family, you have my deepest condolences….

  10. Marsha Barfield

    Rest easy my Sister,My deepest condolences for the Family. We will meet again.

  11. Im so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time

  12. Thinking of you all during this most difficult time. Peace be with you.

  13. Melissa my prayers and condolences.. may the Holy Spirit continue to wrap his love around your family

  14. Love and blessings ❤️ I love you all.

  15. Traylene Hines

    Vanessa and Monica, I am so saddened to hear about the passing of your mother. Your heartbreak is unbearable but you are blessed to have a strong family and friend support system. Keep those beautiful memories of your mom close to your heart♥️

  16. Rochelle Tramnell

    A wonderland loving person that I’ve known since I was five. I thank God for all the great memories we shared that will forever be in my heart. I love you. You you will be missed! My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family and continued prayers❤️

  17. Mr.& Mrs Donald Greggs

    Sending our condolences to the family of Linda as they are Grieving may God them strength for the family

  18. Mr.& Mrs Donald Greggs

    Sending our condolences to the family of Linda as they are Grieving may God them strength for the family

  19. Alyson Hudson and family

    My condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Aunt Linda. May she rest in the heavens for eternity.

  20. Natalie Washington-Williams

    Barfield Family, My sincere condolence. Praying God’s Comfort, Peace and Love.

  21. Melanie and John Miller

    To my dear friend and neighbor Cynthia Hudson and her family, we were so sorry to hear about your sister. Prayers to all of you for peace in the passing of her into her Lord, Jesus’ loving hands.

    Melanie and John


  23. Martha (Mott) Edgerton

    You will be missed my friend, I will always love you and missed your beautiful smile, you have my condolence for your family, love you Perry.

  24. Mallory Shields

    Deepest condolences grandma . So glad I got to meet you when I visited my bestfriend jas in Ohio. You made us chicken wings that were better than my moms(don’t tell her I said that) heaven definitely gained an angel. So happy I got to experience the family dynamic that you were a strong foundation of. Rest in Power

  25. S h a r o n b o y e r

    My sister, we have never lived more than 5 minutes apart from each other our entire life from our parents home to the apartments we moved in and finally to our houses we back in 1966. Easter egg hunts for our kids and grandchildren , holiday and for no reason of which neighborhood family came just because they saw the cars and knew they were welcome. it was a beautiful life of raising children and we always did everything together from shopping of which I wasn’t good at to going to the grocery store.. I thank God for that I don’t think anyone else can say that they were only 5 minutes away from their sister their entire life but for that I am eternally grateful. God is good. Through grief and sorrow you are always by my side. Love you and will miss you dearly but I know we will meet again.

  26. My condolences to the family. May God continue to bless you with strength and comfort during this time of loss.

  27. Pearl Reeves Washington

    First Lady Monica, Pastor Donny, and Family,

    Deepest Sympathy to your entire family. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the mouth. Peace, Love and Blessings to you all.

  28. William Rodgers

    I’ll always have precious memories of Aunt Linda going back to my childhood. We used to tell stories of Super Ryan and Magic Linda. Our time together was full of love and laughter. She had a positive, upbeat, nurturing spirit, and she loved her family. I wish her everlasting bliss in paradise.

  29. John 5:25 -29. 25Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to do judging, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

  30. My sincere condolences to the Barfield family. May God love ❤️ and the beautiful memories strengthen and comfort you.

  31. Beattie Mathews

    Monica,Melissa I was sad to hear about your mom passing my heart and prayers are with you and your dad&family but she now has her wings and there is no pain and she is at peace.
    Bettie&Mark Mathews

  32. Eugenia Caldwell

    My Deepest Condolences to you Monica and your family

  33. Ernest J Barfield II

    Aunt Linda, growing up in Columbus from an 8 yr old to adulthood you provided a place that gave me a sense of “family”. Family and those who became family. Always an open door, and a hot meal. I alway loved that lil cabinet with the Lil Debbie snacks LOL. It all may have seemed like just normal life for you, but it meant the world to me to always be able to pop in and see my Barfield family. RIH

  34. To the BARFIELD family Vanessa, Monica and Melissa and her wonderful grandchildren, and sons-in-law my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. She is my big sister and to know her is to love her. We must take comfort in the fact that she is now resting. My condolences to my sisters Cynthia and Sharon and your families and all who love her.

  35. My prayers and condolences to the Barfield and Fitzgerald family in your wife and passing of your mother.

  36. Ernest and MargaretAnn Faison

    Sympathy and prayers!!!
    We learned of Linda’s passing today (April 27, 2023). Sooo sorry.
    Ernest and MargaretAnn Faison
    Wilmington, North Carolina

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