Reverend Barbara Tyler McGlone, 79 passed away peacefully in her Virginia Beach home. Barbara was born November 16, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Richmond City Public Schools, Virginia Union University, and The One Spirit Interfaith Seminary of New York.
She enjoyed nature, the arts and teaching. Flowers and science were her passions. She practiced Yoga and Tai Chi daily and was a Reiki Master. As a gentle soul and a light to the world she shaped children and youth for more than 30 years. Barbara was an owner and operator of a prestigious childcare center as well as a Teacher for the Gifted and Talented Education Program, the advisor for Chrome (Cooperating Hampton Roads Organization for Minorities in Engineering) and a Science Educator for Chesapeake Public Schools. In 1995, Barbara was the Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Barbara loved her family and her friends and was dedicated, encouraging and loving. She never met a stranger. Her kind nature, soft voice and giving heart made her a special part of countless lives. Her reach is immeasurable.
As a mother she supported her children’s every endeavor. Being a grandmother was her heart’s delight. Gathering gifts and mailing special packages brought her the most joy. Barbara enjoyed travel and often visited her children, grandchildren and goddaughter. A most memorable trip was her visit to Brazil.
Barbara enjoyed countless trips to the zoo, museums, and music and dance performances. Her independence and strength will carry us as we remember the life and legacy of this beautiful angel given to us by God.
She is survived by her aunt Mary Mitchell of Richmond, Virginia; 2 brothers, Melvin Tyler & Manky Tyler; 2 sons, Vernon Atreides (Jen) of Jupiter, Florida and Omar McGlone (Britta) of Brooklyn, New York; 6 grandchildren; godchildren and a host of those who loved her and counted her as very dear.
She was preceded in death by her mother Katherine Tyler of Richmond, Virginia.
Services will be private.