New Hope Baptist Church 704 Lexington Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010, 09:00 am - 11:00 am
New Hope Baptist Church 704 Lexington Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010, 11:00 am
Atlantic City Cemetery Pleasantville NJ US 08232 Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
Obituary of Willie Frank Barkley
Willie Frank Barkley, affectionately known as "Lump", age sixty-eight, of Atlantic City, was born on September 22, 1941, to the late Samuel Barkley and Margaret Tann Barrett of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Willie went home to be with the Lord on March 6, 2010, peacefully at home with his daughter, Michelle, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Willie accepted Christ at an early age and then accepted Christ again in February 2010. Willie is predeeased by his brother, Adolphus Barkley and long time friend, Mary E. Peterson. Willie was raised in Philadelphia and educated in the Philadelphia public schools. He moved to Atlantic City in 1965, where he made his home. Willie worked at several casinios over the years. He was a very ative man who enjoyed celebrating life. He loved talking, joking and dressing in his stylish suits, hats, shoes, and going out to dance with his family and friends, especially his best friend, Sherwood Roberts "Count". He also loved his Jeffries Tower crew. He leaves to cherish fond memories: his daughters, Michelle Hogans of Atlantic City, Christal Hogans-Snow (Larry) of Pleasantville, Tina Hogans (Jim) of Pleasantville, and Nadine Hogans-Snow (Jerry) of Egg Harbor Township; sons, Willie Hogans (Lakeesha) and Kevin Hogans of Atlantic City; brothers, Samuel Barkley (Mammie) of Seattle, Washington, and Ronald Barkley (Barbara) of Voorhees; grandchildren, Naheem, Naheemah, Jerrod, Jazmine, Iesha, Mahogany, NiAmbi, Jaes and Johnny; great-grandchildren, Roberto Jr., Nazeem, Na'Dre, Paris-Nadine and Bryce; his favorite nieces, Charon and Tiffany Barkley; favorite nephew, Ethan Carter (Eve); his extended family, the Petersons; and a host of loving relatives and friends.