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Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale

Mrs. Ada Jane Sydnor Barksdale of 1036 Carr Lane, Halifax died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at The Woodview at the age of 74.


Ms. Barksdale was born in Halifax County on March 28, 1938 to the late Mr. Winston Sydnor and Mrs. Florene Jennings Sydnor. She was married to the late Mr. June Barksdale and was a member of Traynham Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Barksdale is survived by three daughters, Ms. Rosa Carden and Ms. Sherry Kingsberry, both of Halifax, and Ms. Wanda Fallen of South Boston; two sons, Mr. Michael Barksdale and Mr. Morgan Barksdale and wife Patsy, all of Halifax; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mr. Willie Sydnor and wife Rosa of Alexandra and Mr. Carl Sydnor of Halifax; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including the devoted Mrs. Patricia Powell. 

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barksdale was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Byrd and Mrs. Jean Stephens; two brothers, Mr. Herman Sydnor and Mr. Winston Sydnor Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Tykeria Saunders and Gerren Walton Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Barksdale will be Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at Traynham Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Keen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the residence of Ms. Rosa Carden, 2123 High View Road, Halifax.

Arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.