Obituary for Barbara Flowers (Haines)
Barbara Lee "Haines" Flowers, 75, of Inwood, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
Born February 14, 1942 in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Cleo Lorraine Haines, Sr. and Irene Catherine "Sowers" Miller.
Barbara Flowers was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her greatest desire was to raise happy healthy children and grandchildren who love God. She was a lover of birds, flowers and her beloved cats and dogs.
She took in every stray cat in the neighborhood and ensured they had a home with her or elsewhere. The cats which she couldn't take in were always fed and sheltered outside. She had many bird feeders on her deck and always made sure they were filled and she loved to watch the birds. She loved all flowers and enjoyed caring for them in her home and garden. She loved teaching children. [She was a dedicated teachers aid for Berkeley County Schools for many years until she retired in the mid 90's.] She was very proud to work along side her husband Doug in their family owned business, Flowers Flooring and Decorating Center for over 20 years. Her single most important job was to be a stay at home mother to her 4 children until they reached school age.
She was a devoted Christian and loved to study the Bible. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was very active in the church until she was disabled. She was an avid supporter of many charitable organizations and gave to them regularly. Her passion was encouraging others and would help anyone who was in need. She was a caring, compassionate person who loved to listen and give herself. She enjoyed conversation with anyone and everyone. If someone was in need, she dropped everything she was doing and rushed to their side. Her welcoming smile and infectious laugh filled the room anywhere she went.
In her younger years she loved to travel with her family and friends. She enjoyed the beach, camping and seeing new places and was always ready for a spontaneous adventure.
She will be sorely missed by so many.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Flowers; one son, Michael Flowers and wife, Jeanne; three daughters, Catherine Kilmer and husband, Mike, Christina Kelly and husband, Chris, and Michelle Flowers-Main and husband, Tim; fourteen grandchildren, M. Douglas Flowers, Jr., Christopher Flowers, Nicholas Flowers and wife, Jordan, Patrick Flowers and fiance' Emily Stark, Sean Flowers, Megan Lehman and husband, Ross, Matthew Kilmer and wife, Ana, Madison Kilmer, Mark Kilmer, Hannahgrace Frusher, Ethan Frusher, Sydney Main, Ashleigh Main, and Jeremiah Main; three great-grandchildren, Jada Ann Flowers, Phoebe Flowers, and Peyton Jai Lehman; one brother, C. Larry Haines and wife, Sandy; one half-brother, Curtis Haines; one step-brother, Glen Miller and wife, Edna; one sister-in-law, Lorretta Dyche, one half-sister, Cheryl Puso, one step-sister, Lois Miller; three nephews, Richard Dyche, Mark Haines, and Sean Hershey; two nieces, Mary Dyche and Jennifer Haines; and one great-nephew, Cameron Dyche..
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Harold G. Miller and one brother, Donald Haines.
Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00am at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood with Pastor Tim Butler officiating. Interment in Rosedale Cemetery.