Tracy Barker

Departed on May 21, 2016 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Everyone her knew her always said “There’s no one like her.” Although she suffered through years of unimaginable pain, she was the most vivacious, funny, and upbeat person you would ever meet. She never met a stranger or someone in need that she didn’t try to help.

Her love of family, seniors, children, and pets, was unfathomable. Having been a high school dropout at the Age 13, she was most proud of earning a master’s degree in social work. Although she was a below knee amputee, she was an avid swimmer at the YMCA, Green Hills, where she was always encouraging other handicapped people to not be afraid to “Get in the Water.”

Her other passion was music, which she lived and breathed, of recent, she was inspired by the life and music of Brittany and the Alabama Shakes Band. Her love, laughter, and determination to overcome her disabilities were contagious. To know her was to love her and be inspired.

Her motto was “No stopping….Never Give Up!” There is a big empty space in our hearts and in the world, but we are sure she is in heaven making the angels laugh and sing.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory may be sent to AmputeeBladeRunners@gmail.com, 3256 24th Avenue North, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 752-1233)

Condolences may be sent to the family TRXU56@gmail.com and LBLuckygirl89@gmail.com. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to West Harpeth Funeral Home.

 

IF YOU ARE DISTRESSED BY ANTHING EXTERNAL, THE PAIN IS NOT DUE TO THE THING ITSELF, BUT TO YOUR OWN ESTIMATE OF IT; AND THE YOU HAVE THE POWER TO REVOKE AT ANY MOMENT- Marcus  Aurelius

(This is what Tracy kept in her wallet)

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One Comment to Ms. Tracy Barker

  1. Betsy Powell
    July 17, 2016 5:03 am

    I enjoyed every day I spent with her. Great lady!

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