Barbara Meador Hanna

Barbara Lynn Meador Hanna, age 66, of Newport News, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 after a brave and courageously long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.   She was a 1973 graduate of Menchville High School and a member of the Warwick Moose Lodge 1711 and the Women of the Moose Chapter 1386 where she tirelessly volunteered many hours. She most enjoyed playing cards with friends, spending time in the Outer Banks (especially Bonzer Shack!) and had a strong passion for playing pool, where she won many trips to play in national tournaments in Las Vegas. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, community volunteer and dear friend to so many!

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Thelma Meador and her brother James Meador. She is survived by her husband Brad Bartlett, her two daughters Stacy Forsyth and Alexis Hein, two brothers Charles Meador and John Meador, granddaughter Hannah Brinkley, grandson Ryan Von Dollen and great granddaughter Callie Mae Reeves (born February 15, 2022).

Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone she interacted with.  Share your story of remembrance at her Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Warwick Moose Lodge in Newport News, Virginia.  Ceremony begins at 3:00 PM.

If desired, friends may make a memorial contribution to Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue in honor of her beloved Boxley ( .

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Debra Mongar

    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Barbara will be missed.

    Barbara has touched so many of us, she will always be in my memories and heart.

  2. Cindy & Maury Carr

    Barbara was such a sweetheart and friend to all she came in contact with. ❤️ She was such an inspiring lady to know and love. She will truly be missed…

  3. Mike Blaker

    Such an amazing woman, so glad I had the chance to meet her and have the time I did with her. She will be missed beyond any amount of words.

  4. David H.Gwaltney Jr.

    We all cannot know what God‘s plan is for us. But we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and with love, and with joy. Barbara was an extraordinary woman. I was blessed to spend time with her and to know her.

  5. Robin Carson

    I am very sad reading this. As a fellow Menchville High School choir member, Barbara and I spent many happy musical moments together and summer before last, we enjoyed lunch together catching up on 40 years. She amazed me with her energy, passion for her family and love of pool. What a great old friend and wonderful women. I send my condolences to all who loved her.

  6. Linda and Chuck Bartlett

    Barbara will be missed by so many us. She was loving and unselfish, putting the needs of others before her own. She made a positive impact to so many lives. Her spirit lives on and her light will always shine in our hearts. ❤️🙏

  7. Monica Holloway

    She was without a doubt the finest person I’ve ever known. Always there to help no matter what was going on in her own life. The world is not as sunny or whole without her. Love you, Barbara 💕

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