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Barbara Louise Breese

February 27, 2019


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Barbara Louise Breese

February 27, 2019


Barbara Louise Breese, 85, of Wilkes-Barre, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Riverstreet Manor, surrounded by her loving family.


Barbara was born in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Claude and Lavinia Carter Edmonds. She was married to her loving husband James S. Breese on June 20, 1959 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a 1954 graduate of G.A.R. High School. Barbara was employed in the local garment industry by Val’s Sportswear and was later employed by the Salvation Army and the Bureau of the Aging as a Foster Grandparent.


Barbara was a life long member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess. She enjoyed reading the Word of God, proclaiming the good news of the gospel, her role as a Foster Grandparent, watching her favorite channels on TV and loved connecting with others.


Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Breese on May 5, 2009; by a grandson, Sydney Hugh Breese; sisters, Claudette J. Bailey, Shirley A. Edmonds-Gibson; brother, Tyrone W. Edmonds and daughter-in-law Brenda L Breese.


Surviving are her sons, Ronald Jay Breese and his wife, Pamela, Langhorne, James Hugh Breese and his wife, Sherrell, Mountain Top, Arthur William Breese, loving caretaker, Wilkes-Barre and Claude Jacob Breese, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Vincent James Breese, Bradley Alexander Breese, Austin Gabriel Breese, Darren Shaquille Breese; Fred Douglas Odom, Avery Ferrell Odom, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Home-going Services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 AM in the New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church, 780 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. Bishop Wallace E. Smith and Barbara’s son, Rev. James Hugh Breese, will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9-10:30am at the church.


Memorial Donations can be made to New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Barbara’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.