Celestine Barksdale-5-7-2021

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memorial page for 

Celestine Barksdale

 October 19, 1945
~ April 27, 2021



VISITATION- Friday 5-7- 2021
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Friday 5-7-2021
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
11:00 AM
Link to view virtually: https://vimeo.com/545071221

BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
350 Province Line Rd.
Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Celestine "Celes" "Cee" Whitley-Barksdale, 75 of Long Branch, New Jersey passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  Celes was well-known and well-received by many as a cafeteria aid for the Long Branch Middle School before retiring.  Born in Detroit, Michigan she came to Long Branch along with her husband of 57 years, Alec Barksdale where both physically and affectionally she resided until her passing.

Celes was predeceased by her parents, Abraham Whitley and Fannie M. Bailey Brookins, her sisters Elnora Whitley, Georgia Whitley, Lizzie Smith, brothers Ira Clifton Brookins, James Ahab Brookins, Recarter Whitley, and Jackie Whitley.

Celes is survived by her husband, Alec Barksdale of Long Branch, NJ, her son Lionel (Dana) Barksdale of Florida and daughter Miesha (Raymond) Osborne of Maryland, her sister Fannie (Larry) Dozier of Mississippi, her brothers Nelson Brookins and Dexter (Gloria) Whitley of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Brianna, Harley, Temple and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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2 thoughts on “Celestine Barksdale-5-7-2021

  1. sandy spencer says:

    Rest in love dear cousin

    Sandy Powell Spencer
    Vicksburg MS

  2. Bernard Connelly says:

    Pastor Osborne our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. May the bless Comfortor comfort you during this time of sorrow

    Rev. Bernard Connelly

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