Lena L. King

Born: Thu., Dec. 6, 1956
Died: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Fri., Feb. 15, 2019
Location: Second Baptist Church


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Lena Louise Barber King was born on December 6, 1956, to parents Richard & Jeanne Barber in Chicago, IL. She returned to her heavenly home on February 7, 2019, after a valiant battle with a wide assortment of ailments.  

Lena dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized as a young child. Being raised by her grandmother, Reverend Hiola Barber, it was her destiny to become an Evangelist.  Lena married her best friend and longtime love, Charles Joseph King, on August 17, 1991.  

Lena loved making arts and crafts, listening to Billie Holiday, decorating, swimming, shopping, fishing, traveling and was the ultimate “foodie.”  Most of all she loved serving those in need and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren as she was affectionately known as Grandma Pooh.

Lena could often be heard saying she was born to serve Jesus with her whole heart. She strived to be a living example of her favorite Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV— “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

Lena was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mager & Hiola Barber, her parents Richard & Jeanne Barber Sr., her aunt and uncle Robert and LaVania Gooden, and her brother Richard Barber Jr, brothers-in-law, Fredrick King, Kevin King, Nelson King, and Rocky King.

Left to cherish her memory, Lena is survived by husband Charles J. King, stepmother, Hazel Stewart, children, DeJuan Chandler (LeShundra), Jason Chandler, Niya King, Michelle Atkinson, Pastor Tonya Davis (Gary), Jimmy Fulleros, Anntonette D. King-Smith (Bruce), Francesca “Frank” King, grandchildren, Jerard, Jaylen, Peyton, Isabella, Lorraine, Yuri, Scarlett, Bria, Kiarra, Tiarra, Jonas, Kaylie, Tre, Camille, Galen, Tianna, Leland, great-grandchildren, Brielle, Harmoni, siblings, Marion Masood, Bonita Robinson, Sharon Stewart, Brenda Stewart, Ronald Mills, sisters-in-law, Eola King, Kim King, Fannie King,  brothers-in-law, Jeffery (Sarah) King, Roger (Lucille) King, Gary (Yolanda) King, David King, cousins Hiola Alston, James Tillman III, Dorrence Hayden, special friends, Beverly Sims, Linda Anglin, Lula Morris, godson, Mason Simpson and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Joseph Patrick Credle
   Posted Sun February 10, 2019
They say don't take a moment in time for granted to hug or share a good word with someone. Well, I thank God for the pleasure to do such with Lena in MACY's the week before her passing. Just before a major winter storm of the year.

To the family, my sincere condolences to all of you. Thy will keep you in perfect peace as you keep your mind stayed on thee. Isaiah 26:3

Love never dies !!!!!!

Joseph, Yolonda, Ambrielle and Kyle Credle

Deborah Y Gray
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
It is with a sad and heavy heart that I pen these brief words of sympathy to the family. Lena and I go back years to when her grandmother was my pastor. We had so much fun as children and it saddens me that she is gone too soon and too young. My consolation is that I will see her again in the Rapture. I send to the family my condolences and prayers, especially to her husband, children and grandchildren. My special love for her sisters and brothers I know who loved her dearly. Be encouraged, hold your heads up, and cry if you must for tears cleanses the soul and helps with healing process. we will never fill the part of our life that was Lena, but God promised to wipe away all tears. This life at best is temporary and to be lived to its fullest as Lena lived. God love you and God bless you.

Kenneth Carruthers
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Deacon King and Family, my deepest and sincere condolences, with prayer are sent your way at this time, in the home-going of Mrs King. God Blessings aplenty.

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