Barbara Warren

Published 3:31 pm Saturday, September 1, 2012

Barbara Jean Draffin Warren, 62, of Orbit, Va., died unexpectedly at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital on the morning of Aug. 29, 2012.


She was born in Pensacola, Fla., but spent most of her life in the Tidewater area. She attended Norview and Princess Anne high schools. Barbara lived for many years in Ghent and was loved by many at the Recovery Room Restaurant in Norfolk. She met her husband, James L. Warren “Jimbo” there and they moved to Isle of Wight County, where they made their home for over 30 years.

She loved her dogs, gardening, and keeping the entire Burnt Mill neighborhood population of hummingbirds supplied with sugar water. Her neighbors in Burnt Mill Estates will miss seeing her riding in the golf cart “walking” her dogs, Precious and Brandy.

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Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Jimbo, in December of 2011. She is survived by her family in Merry Hill, N.C.; her sister, Kathy Draffin; her niece, Jerimie Radogna Harrell and her husband, Jamie; great-niece, Jordan Harrell; and great-nephew, Jaxon Harrell. She is also survived by her family in Southern Shores, N.C.; her sister, Janie Draffin Walters and her husband, Rob; nephew, John Walters; and niece, Micki Walters.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, Va., with the Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association at P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Condolences may be registered online at