Melville - Funeral services for Christopher Dean Barker will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the First Baptist Church of Melville, La. Pastor Buddy Webb will conduct the funeral service.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Christopher Dean Barker, age 49, of Melville, La. on Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Chris loved sports, especially LSU football. However, nothing was greater than his love for his children and he equally loved his nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews as if they were his own. He was known by many names: to his nieces and nephews, Chris claimed the name of "Bubba", but to his great-nieces and great-nephews, he was "Old Man". Chris will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Sandra Barker of Melville, La.; son, Aaron Barker of Melville, La. and his girlfriend, Lily Ellis; daughter, Alexis Barker of Melville, La.; parents, Franklin and Susie Barker of Melville, La.; sisters, JoAnn Cannatella (Brian) of Melville, La. and Penny Toledo (John) of Cottonport, La.; nieces, Avery and Angel; nephews, Christian, Chip and Hunter; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kamryn, Liam, Gracelynn, Matthew, Cali, Kinley and Ledi Jo; Godchildren, Ryan Pointer and Willie Rodriguez; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Gracie Neely; and paternal grandparents, GT Barker, Sr. and Josephine Barker.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Melville.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.