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Nancy Aline (Barker) Winfrey

September 29, 1964 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 55)


Our beloved friend, relative, sister, mother, wife Nancy passed from this life to the next on 28 Jan 2020 surrounded by family and friends. Her love, kindness, even her sarcastic wit and humor will be missed by all.


Nancy grew up, deeply loved with her brother Alvie and sister Kathy. Nancy’s parents Harold Barker and Nancy (Woodcock) taught her the joy of laughter, which Nancy kindly passed upon anyone she knew. Such had an infectious way to demonstrate love and kindness to others.


Nancy met Earl Winfrey Sr., and for the last 37 years of her life she built a family, having Earl Jr. and Mychel. Then given the blessing of grandchildren, Desmond and Reece. Building family and having her family close was something that Nancy always cherished.


Many loved ones preceded Nancy in death: Harold Barker, Nancy (Woodcock) Barker, Earl Winfrey Jr. and many other beloved family members and friends. Truly we should love each moment we have with those we love.


Nancy is survived by: her loving husband Earl Winfrey Sr., Tolono, IL; her son Mychel Winfrey, Tolono, IL.; grandsons Desmond and Reece; her brother Alvie Barker; her sister Kathy Barker; her mother in law Vivian; her sister in law, Michele; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends who all love her deeply.


A celebration of Nancy’s life will take place 6 February 2020, visitation will begin at 11am and funeral services will begin at Noon, at Renner Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, Illinois. Graveside committal will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1803 N Coler Ave, Urbana, Illinois.


Nancy’s family and friends will continue to celebrate her life with a midday meal celebration at the Masonic Lodge, 102 E Main Street, Tolono, Illinois approx. 30 minutes from the completion of the graveside service at Woodlawn.


May we all cherish the golden memories with our beloved Nancy displaying through, love, laughter and commitment to family. Time slows for no one so live more, laugh more and cherish one another more.


Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com


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