Barbara J. Bateman

January 11, 1940 - May 14, 2010

01/11/1940 - 05/14/2010

Past Services

Monday May 17, 2010
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home -Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions
Tuesday May 18, 2010
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Tuesday May 18, 2010
11:00 am
Kempsville Church of Christ
5424 Parliament Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Chesapeake, VA- Barbara J. Bateman, 70, of Chesapeake, VA spread her wings May 14, 2010 to fly to her Lord and Savior.

Born January 11, 1940 in San Diego, CA, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Adele Brown and was a faithful member of the Kempsville Church of Christ for many years.

Her memory will live on through family including her husband, Lewis; her children, Tracey Goddard, Michelle East and Kevin Bateman; her brothers, Roger and Richard Smith and Howard Brown as well as five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11am Tuesday, May 18, at Kempsville Church of Christ with Minister Randall Childress officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA. Friends may visit from 6-8pm Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. Online condolences may also be made by visiting

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to the Kempsville Church of Christ Building Fund.

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Christine Erb
8 years ago

Barbara treated us, and my son Trey like family. To her Trey was another grandchild and to him she was his Grandma. Her “big man” she called him. She loved him dearly as he did her. Trey said now he has another “Grandma Angel” in heaven to look after him, that brings him comfort. Our prayers go out to her family during this time. May you celebrate her life and her homecoming into the Lord’s arms.

Bobbye Kerzanet
8 years ago

Barbara, I will always remember you. You were a special friend to me. God bless you. You are gone but not forgotten.

Lisa McIntire
8 years ago

I am the daughter of Bill and Carol McCormic and they always had nothing but great things to say about Barbara. She meant so much to them especially my mom. I know she will be missed dearly and I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Jerrie ann
8 years ago

I would like to tell Tracey that,I am sorry for the family’s lose. May God be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. She is safe. Till you see her again. God Bless you all

Sarah Karika, RN
8 years ago

It was such a pleasure meeting and taking care of Mrs. Bateman.

Lynette Kennedy
8 years ago

Kevin and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I went to high school with you. Just wanted you and your family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and your family in this difficult time. Take Care…

James & Mavis Rowan
8 years ago

Lew and Kevin ; We extend our deepest sorrow for you and your family at the passing of Barbara . We have many fond memories as friends and times on the baseball diamonds . May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories of past times together. You are in our thoughts and prayers.With love. Jim and Mavis and family .

Joe & Vicki Hatch
8 years ago


We are so sorry for your loss-our prayers are with you and your family

Ginger Lowey
8 years ago

Mr. Bateman

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Ms. Barbara at Dollar Tree. I have thought of her often thru the years. I loved her she was a wonderful person to be around. God Bless you and your family.

Debbie Weir
8 years ago

My prayers are with you. Barbara is now at piece and without pain, and I know this is a comfort to all of you. She has been a wonderful friend and a joy to be around;we had many a good time together. Barbara was a strong woman and never complained,she took everything in stride no matter what she was going through. I will truly miss her but find comfort in knowing she is now at rest and piece in her new home.

James and Cathy Stevens
8 years ago

Our prayers are with during this time. Jim, Cathy, Brandon and Holly Stevens

William N East
8 years ago

People come into our lives, the reason is for God to know.

We meet, we greet, a friendship shared

as time goes by a seed of love is sowed.

Some friendships are short but sweet, some are a lifetime long.

Some give us great joy and to life a celebration song.

Some come to help us in a time of need,

Some come to bless us when it is a time to grieve.

They lift us up when we are broken, they protect us when we are down

They sometimes wear out their welcome, yet we’re glad they are around.

Some friends they come in different shapes, some come in great disguise

Some come from out of nowhere and take us by surprise.

God knew that we needed each other, someone we could talk and listen to

I thank Him for you Barbara for He brought me a friend in you.

Diane Turner
8 years ago

To Tracey and all of the family,my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

8 years ago

Words cannot describe our friendship. I will always love and miss you my Old Lady.Don’t forget to save a cloud for me. I will work every minute to earn my wings as promised. Love You Always!

Eddie & Linda Rodriguez
8 years ago

you were very much loved Barbara and now you can rest in peace