Denise will be remembered for her encouraging, caring and loving nature. A true baseball and football enthusiast, she was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Denise’s leisure time was spent playing bingo, shopping, camping, watching scary movies and spending time with her beloved cats. She worked throughout her lifetime at McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, Harp’s and Exxon. Denise dearly loved her family and helping others, enjoying special time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joyce and Mike Barry; her stepfather, Mike Avery; and her lifelong companion, Joe Peña.
Denise is survived by her two daughters, Destiny Barry and husband Eric Walker of Green Forest, Arkansas, and Brittany Bilderback and husband Sean Bilderback of Farmington, Arkansas; grandchildren, Benjamin Sky Walker, Darryn Malachi Barry and Summer Lorraine Barry; a sister, April Jaramillo and husband Antonio Jaramillo of Springdale, Arkansas; and a nephew, Luis Cruz.
A celebration of life will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Soul Purpose Ministries, 801 S. Springfield Ave. in Green Forest, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Denise Barry may be made to the Joyce Avery and Denise Barry Memorial Fund at 1st National Bank of North Arkansas.