Barry G. Mears


The Rev. Barry G. Mears, 67, of Accomac, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Va., after a lengthy illness.

Born in Machipongo, Barry was the son of the late Ralph Mears Sr. and the late Annie Mears. On Dec. 2, 2000, Barry was joined in holy matrimony to Elaine Bibbins Mears (now deceased). They enjoyed over 20 years of marriage until her recent death.

He was ordained as a minister in 2006 and continued his service to the Lord as associate pastor of St. Luke A.M.E. Church in Daugherty, under the current leadership of the Rev. Herbert Gibbs.

Barry held many jobs during his lifetime. One of them that held a special memory for him was working the harness race circuit with his father, Ralph Mears Sr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the chapel of Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac, with the Rev. Herbert Gibbs officiating. Interment was in the Wharton Cemetery, Parksley.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory: son, Anthony Stevens; stepsons, Larry Bibbins and Kendall Bibbins; brother, Ralph Mears Jr.; sisters, Patsy Dicks and Annette Boone; sisters-in-law, Joyce Bibbins and Barbara White; brothers-in-law, James Bibbins and Jackie Williams; special cousin, James Davis; good friend, Robert Smith; church mother, Sis. Thelma Greenleaf; along with a host of family to include grandchildren, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements are by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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