Mrs. Barbara Jean Laster Pope

April 2020, Obituaries

Mrs. Barbara Jean Laster Pope

Mrs. Barbara Jean Laster Pope was born in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia
on May 6, 1974, to the parentage of the late Mr. Joe Laster and the late Mrs. Dorothy Jean Harris. After the death of her mother, her father remarried to the late Earlene Sims who helped raise her. At an early age, she joined the New Lebanon Baptist Church, where she served until her health failed. She received her education in the public schools of Sumter County. Barbara
was employed with Cooper Lighting for several years. On June 25, 2005, she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Ricky Pope. She is preceded in death by her grandmothers, Ms. Authry Mae Sims and Ms. Irene Laster.

In addition to her husband of 14 years, she leaves cherished memories to two sons, Mr. Alexander (Shabreka) Moore, Columbus, GA and Mr. Ondwell Lumpkin and fiancé, Shi’Lyric Fenn, Dawson, GA; two daughters, Ms. Jasmine Moore, Albany, GA and Ms. Kariah Lumpkin, Americus, GA; three brothers: Mr. Joe (Jodie) Laster, Jr., Lincoln, NE; Mr. Joe Hayes and friend, Shannon Hamilton and Mr. Victor Laster, all of Plains, GA; her sister, Mrs. Melissa (Damian) Findley, Albany, GA; four grandchildren: Shaniyah Lumpkin, Kyndall Lumpkin, Mazi Moore and Kaidence Moore; her father-in-law, Mr. Calvin Pope, her mother-in-law, Ms. Nettie Pope and a brother-in-law, Mr. Desmond Pope, all of Americus, GA; and a host of nieces nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.