Mickey Curtis Barker (3-8-21) service 3-10-21

Mickey Curtis Barker passed away in Jackson, Tennessee on Monday, March 8, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
She was born in Memphis on Feb. 15, 1943, the daughter of Holland and Ruth England Rice.
Mickey worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years. She served as Postmaster in Atwood and Shiloh. She was an active member of the Methodist church for her whole life including Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Memphis, First United Methodist Church in Milan, and First United Methodist Church in Savannah. Mickey enjoyed decorating her home for every holiday. She loved entertaining and each year for many years she hosted a “Christmas Coffee” for her friends and neighbors to begin celebrating the season.
In addition to her parents, Mickey was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Jimmy Curtis; her son, Joe Curtis; and her second husband of seven years, Rev. Jack Barker.
Mickey is survived by her daughter, Connie Curtis Hockaday (Eddie); her son, Jim Curtis; and her grandchildren who lovingly called her “Nana,” Edward Hockaday III (Kara) and Tori Hockaday. She is also survived by her sisters, Anita Fletcher (Hayes) and Linda Mischke (Walter); and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Milan Mustard Seed, 2027 S 2nd Street, Milan, Tenn. 38358 or First United Methodist Church, 270 Main Street, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
Private family graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 10, at White Sulphur Cemetery, in Pickwick Dam, with Walter Mischke officiating.