OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
1201 MLK Jr. Dr, Little Rock west, AR
Barbara "Bobbie-Jean" Tappin Austin Merriweather
Published: January 6, 2013
BARBARA "BOBBY-JEAN" TAPPIN AUSTIN MERRIWEATHER, a long-time resident of Little Rock, went on to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 31, at Baptist Medical Center at the age of 77. Barbara lovingly served as a wife for 34 years to Nathaniel Merriweather Sr. until his death on May 26, 2012, mother to eight children, grandmother to 25, great-grandmother to 60, and great-great-grandmother to 11. Her life encompassed great joy and love for her family and members of her church families at Word of Truth and Awareness Center International. She was preceded in death by her children Nathaniel Merriweather Jr., Glendora Austin, and Rosalyn Dianne Austin. She is survived by her daughters Shirley (Denious) Houston, Pearl Wilkerson Day, Nalencia Merriweather, and sons Robert (Detheny) Austin, James Austin, and Kem Marc (Doris) Austin. Family hour will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, 6-7 p.m. at Robinson Mortuary Chapel, Little Rock. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 11 a.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church, 2722 W. 12 St. Services entrusted to Robinson Mortuary, 1201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Little Rock (501) 371-0111. Sign online guestbook at www.robinsonmortuary.com. "Service You Can Trust."