Barbara Styron Tucker

Published 8:02 am Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Barbara Styron Tucker of Southern Shores, NC passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the age of 87 after a brief illness. She was born November 5, 1933, to Lula and Edward Styron. She is survived by her husband John H. Tucker Jr. in a marriage lasting 66 years. She is also survived by two sons, John H. Tucker III and Edward Tripp Tucker, grandsons Johnathan and Joseph. She is also survived by a sister, Sandra Wilbur (Harry), nieces, Andrea Robertson, (Neil) and their sons Graham and Cameron, Barbara Wolf (David) and their sons Dylan and Connor, Leah Laux (Don), and son Alex and daughter Elsa, and first cousin Joyce Harlan.

Barbara grew up in Norfolk County attending Great Bridge High School and Madison College. Her primary interests included reading, mahjong, tennis, and technology. She was known as the “email queen of the Outer Banks” and loved communicating with friends every day. She was a member of several book clubs in Roanoke, Norfolk and Southern Shores. She had a passion for reading and loved discussions with friends about books read. She was a member of the Society of Arts at the Chrysler Museum. For years she and John served as directors for the Youth Fellowship Program at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Norfolk, VA. For a short time, she served as a computer instructor in the Lower School of Norfolk Academy teaching keyboarding skills to many grateful students. She was known in Norfolk and Roanoke as a great hostess, as entertaining was one of the many roles of a headmaster’s wife. She loved living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina after John retired in 2000. Friends will remember and laugh at her horror of bad hair days. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.

A celebration of her life will occur on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Saint Andrews by The Sea Episcopal Church, 4212 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC, followed by a reception at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Barbara and John Tucker Scholarship fund at Norfolk Academy, 1585 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502 or to the Family Tucker Professional Development Fund at Saint Patrick Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, or to the Bryan Cultural Series Endowment, P.O. Box 547, Nags Head, NC 27959, or to a charity of your choice.

Expressions of sympathy may shared at Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.