Farewell Barry

Posted on 23 May 2006
Friday 12th May was a great day for Barry Cole but a sad one for many in Southend. After a short illness, and aged only 57, Barry died peacefully in Southend Hospital, and entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour.

A tribute to Barry will soon be accessible in our audio resources (where his funeral address by Stephen Dray, minister of Ferndale Baptist Church is to be found). A measure of his popularity and contribution to the life of the town was seen in the 170 people who attended the Thanksgiving Service for his life that was held at the Church on the 22nd of May. Members of his family were joined by friends, church members,  local councillors, government officers, a represenative of the local MP and Baptist community, at least three head teachers and other school staff… and last, but not least, members of his snooker club.

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