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A private ceremony will be held by the family.

On June 9, 2020, Barbara Durham Givens, 80, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, her lord and savior. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Daughter of Samuel Miles Durham and Lillian Mae Durham, Barbara was born in San Diego, CA on November 10, 1939. She graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach and attended Nursing School at Norfolk General Hospital where she met her husband. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on May 6, 2020. A nurse at her husband’s practice for many years, Barbara was president of the Newport News Women’s Medical Society, a member of the Junior League of Hampton Roads, and a group leader in Community Bible study.

Barbara wanted to give special credit to Riverside Hospice, including Melissa and Kenisha. Her final days were spent surrounded by her loving family, and filled with the visits and calls of the countless people she touched throughout her life; a testament to her ability to profoundly impact the lives of those around her.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Dr. Paul Brown Givens Jr., her two daughters, Debra Simon and Lisa Givens; her four grandchildren, and her brother. Her family intends to hold a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be given to the Peninsula Rescue Mission. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#2 Sallie Gay Greene 2020-06-13 16:29
My mother was a patient of Dr Givens for many years and received excellent care under Dr Givens and his wife who was his nurse. My mother lived to be 99 becsuse of their combined skills. I say this as Mrs Givins was a very good nurse and possessed an extraordinary sweet way with her patients, she made them feel important and safe under her care. I always looked forward to my mothers appointments and being met by her lovely smile and that adorable medical pinafore she wore with style and grace. RIP Mrs Givins you made everyone feel special.
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#1 Lavonne Baker 2020-06-11 03:51
Paul, Debra, and Lisa,
As I think of Barbara now, her life has said it all to me. She will continue always to live in my heart until I die. I thank God every day for what she poured into my life in mentoring and spiritual counseling. She was a true friend and such a wise, loving, caring person. Thank you for sharing her with me and so many other people. I love you dearly, Lavonne.
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