Kerns, Barbara Lee Clarke
Birth: Monday, February 08, 1937
Residence: Pomfret, MD
Death: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the age of 83
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Barbara Lee Clarke Kerns, 83, of Pomfret, Maryland passed away on September 23, 2020 in La Plata.
Born on February 8, 1937 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Joseph Enoch Clarke and Emma Catherine Sydnor.
Barbara was of the Catholic faith and a graduate of St. Dominic Catholic School in SW Washington, DC Class of 1955.
She moved to Southern Maryland in 1974 where she was a devoted mother, homemaker, and well loved "neighborhood Mom" in Oak Hill Estates. She was happiest when spending time with family and sharing stories, especially at summer time crab feasts. Barbara was eager to pass down family traditions to the next generation. She taught many the art of the Southern Maryland stuffed ham. Music was a love of hers and she enjoyed listening to her collection of country, gospel, and bluegrass CD's as well as watching The Grand Ole Opry. Christmas was her favorite time of year which she made special with her generous spirit, her beautiful village display, and her cherished collection of cardinal figurines.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bedford Lee Kerns.
She is survived by her son, Lance Buell and his wife Michele of Mechanicsville; and daughters, Kerry Smith and her husband, Keith of La Plata and Catherine Bridgewater and her husband Mike, of Marbury.
She was a loving "Me Maw" and "Mom Mom" to her precious grandchildren, Nicole Phillips of St. Leonard, Michael Smith of Mechanicsville, Kelsey Buell of Tall Timbers, Tyler Smith of Mechanicsville, and Kara Bridgewater of Marbury and great granddaughter, Camran Oglesbee of St. Leonard.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 10:30AM until time of Funeral Service at 12PM at Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata. Burial will take place at 1PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham. Celebration of Life to follow.