Dr. Barksdale saw my daughter from the time she came to America from Ethiopia at 6 months old. She was a wonderful human being and a positive role model for all young girls. She will be missed. Teri Coker, July 16, 2018 Florida Southern College Class of 1980 - Kim was so full of life! I'm so in shock - May you continue to serve patients in heaven! George Price, June 30, 2018 Im in total shock! I had no idea, my son absolutely loved Dr. Barksdale! I was trying to call the office before I moved out of state to get an appointment and came across this page on the internet. She was so amazing and loving! She will always have a special place in Taylor and I hearts. We love you. Shakelle ONeal & Taylor ONeal-Givens, February 6, 2018 I’m heart broken to find out she passed away! She was my son D’Andre's second pediatrician. She was great!!! I stopped taking him because my son felt embarrassed when she did the physical. She took care of my 4 brothers. RIP
Mercedes Rosa , December 26, 2017 I am heartbroken to hear of Dr. Barksdale passing, I am shocked. Thank you for being an amazing doctor to my baby girl. It was a pleasure seeing that smile and hearing your sweet jokes. Thank you again for everything!! Amazing Dr!! Roshanda W , December 8, 2017 We just learned of your passing today and are devastated.! You were the pediatrician for Jalen and Jared for 17 years and were like a distant member of our family. I'll never forget when I was battling breast cancer and we bonded over the challenges of chemotherapy. You looked so incredibly healthy and I had no idea you were still battling the beast. You will forever be missed and loved Dr. Barksdale. #Heartbroken Lisa and Derick Mason, August 21, 2017 From Eric Patricia Kaylan Erin She cared for our children for over 20 years, She will be missed. The Carter Family, August 6, 2017 Missing you today! It's time for my son's annual physical and when I dialed the number, it hit me...you would not be seeing us this year. I loved the way you cared for him, and encouraged me. Your reminders about "normal adolescent" behavior was always so appreciated. Thank you for that. I loved your spirit! My heart is heavy today, but I know that joy comes in the morning! Prayers for your family. Hope you are skiing the slopes in heaven! #MissingYou Victoria Neal Hines, August 2, 2017 Dr. Kim Barksdale will be dearly missed in our medical community. Her joy for life and passion to help people cannot be overstated. Our prayers go out to her family. Dr. Eric Silvers, July 28, 2017 Truly hurt to hear that you are no longer with us! You were so great at what you did and you were my children's pediatrician since we moved here. When I had to tell them that you passed they couldn't believe it. You were so full of life! I didn't even know you were going through this. Rest well Dr. Barksdale. You will truly be missed! T Shell, July 19, 2017 You will be truly missed. You were the best doctor for my kids. You treated them like they were your own. Love you and miss you. RIH Dr. Kimberly.
Valonda Hervey, July 17, 2017 Glad to have met you! Thanks for connecting me to skiing! Sharon Williams, July 4, 2017 "Our friend"!! SMART, FUN, WHITTY, "Yes...Bossy but GETS THE JOB DONE, CARING!!! RIP...Sharon Sharon Davis, July 1, 2017 Dr Barksdale was the sweetest Dr I ever met. She was there since day one both my kiddos were born. She will be truly missed. Amy Gonzales, June 28, 2017 I will truly miss her sweet sweet spirit. Dr. Barksdale has seen all three of my daughters for many years. Every time she greeted us was with a warm smile and kind words. Rest in eternal peace my friend!!!! Pam Johnson, June 26, 2017 I just called to schedule an appt for my daughter, and was left in shock at the news. We have seen Dr. Barksdale since my son was born. We fell in love with her gentle spirit and her care. She made us feel more than merely patients. She way far surpassed any other doctors we have seen. May she rest in peace, and may her family, friends and those who came to cherish her find strength and comfort.
Madelynn, June 22, 2017 I will miss my friend, but the memories will endure. Richard Remm, June 18, 2017 Devastated at her lost. Just found out. She made me feel like a friend and not the parent of her patient. She was a mentor to my daughter. Her smile...shared life and family stories heard mine.. simply devastated... it was tough breaking this to my daughter.. you will be missed!
Beverly Franklin, June 17, 2017 Dr. Barksdale, I remember the first day our family met you! We were first time parents and we were looking for a doctor that could give it to us straight. We talked about going back and forth to Detroit and living here in Texas. You would always tell us, we will be fine with our little one. You truly were an amazing person. Sending prayers to your family and friends. From The Hendershots Diandria Hendershot, June 9, 2017 She will be missed for her infectious smile and great hugs to brighten your day. Always the consummate professional that was quick to add a personal story or humor to a meeting. Rest with God's angels and our condolences to the family. Ken Braxton, June 6, 2017 Dr. Barksdale, We thank you for your time. We thank you for the care, and the laughs. You will be missed, but always in our hearts. Rest in peace. Mistretta family Mistretta, June 4, 2017 We just received the letter advising of Dr Barksdale's death. She was my grandaughter's pediatrician since the age of 13 months. My granddaughter is now 13 years old. We both sat down and cried. Dr. Barksdale was funny and dedicated. We will really miss her smiling face. Elaine & Madison Gates, 6/2/17
Elaine Gates, June 3, 2017 Thank you so much for your dedication to my children's health. It was a blessing having you as a Pediatrician for the last 10 years. A wonderful soul. You will be greatly missed. The Slavens Family, May 31, 2017 May Gods blessings fall upon the family and staff of this beautiful lady doctor. Her soul was enormous and light. She was gentle and stern and loving. She was pediatrician to my three children for the past 15 years and I admired her greatly, Gods newest angel has been promoted to more global duties. Our lives here have all been enriched by her presence. Marian Sutton, May 31, 2017 I was saddened by the news of Dr. Barksdale's passing. I knew of her diagnosis. She told me about it in such a nonchalant kind of away with a big smile like it was nothing. So I felt she is beating this thing. She started treating my daughter 2 years ago and my daughter loved her from the moment she met her and so did I. I was so pleased with her care for my daughter. Always answering any little question I had. She was so much fun and often teased me about my height saying my daughter would be taller than me before she became a teen. Often comparing me to one of her sisters who is short as well. She was such a happy woman. She will truly be missed. We love you Dr. Barksdale. I pray comfort and peace for the family. From the Chang Family Jetevia Chang, May 30, 2017 I opened my letter to find that Dr. Barksdale had passed. This has really heavy on my heart. She has been my kids pediatrician since the birth of my premature son in 2007. She and her staff made my kids feel comfortable and calm foe their visits. She always had this beautiful smile on her face. She will truly be missed. Krista Cherry, May 30, 2017 My family is so saddened to hear about Dr Barker. She was our pediatrician for 3 years while we lived in McKinney, TX & was so sweet to my children. She was such a beautiful, kind spirit and will be missed by all who was lucky enough to know her. My family sends our condolences and prayers! May Dr. Barksdale Rest In Peace! The Dupre's Erika Dupre, May 30, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was my daughters pediatrician for the last 14 years . She was one of the few people who understood Kristina . We truly will miss your care and advice. Prayers to the Barksdale family. Maria Barrett, May 29, 2017 We just opened our letter from Allen Pediatrics today informing us of Dr. Barksdale's passing. She cared for both of my children since late '08. We loved her humor, her confidence in herself and her practice, and how relatable she was to my kids and I. We are so sad at this news and pray for her family and the awesome family of Allen Pediatrics ??? She definitely made an impact on me & my family. RIP We love you in Christian love ! Teresa Harrison, May 27, 2017 My heart is heavy from this news today. Dr. Barksdale was an amazing physician. She will truly be miss. I was aware of her diagnosis but she was always so happy and positive that I thought she was doing great. Both of my daughters were in tears when they heard the news. For 15years she cared for their wellbeing and I will always keep her in my heart. Prayers for the family and friends. My condolences to all those close to her. Ana Fernandez, May 27, 2017 What a lovely life lived, we may have only shared one early chapter but we are in the same book. Courage, love, devotion & dedication......I am proud to have been a part of your story. Love Cindy Cindy, May 26, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was a wonderful pediatrician. The very best! We will miss her wisdom, commonsense recommendations and wonderful sense of humor. The Haddad Family, May 26, 2017 My prayers and condolences... Very great pediatric ... Prayers for the family... Roxann Montelongo , May 26, 2017 We just received notification of the loss of Dr. Barksdale and my heart is saddened. Dr. Barksdale was a true example of strength, grace, and beauty. I was not aware of her health because she was so attentive, and always smiling. She cared for my grandson from age 18 months until now (age 10 years) and we are really going to miss her. She shared some of the best stories with him and always made him smile. We are struggling with how to share this news with him because we know he will be crushed. To the Barksdale Family our prayers and condolences are with you. Please know that Dr. Kim impacted the lives of so many people and she will truly be missed. Lorita Bradford, May 26, 2017 I just learned of Dr. Barksdale passing on today. She was my sons Korey and Kyle's doctor for the past several years. I truly respected her opinion and advice that she would give our boys not only in the medical arena, but on life and education. She always asked about their grades and activities. Our deepest sympathy to the Barksdale family and staff at Allen Pediatrics. Kevin, Valerie, Korey & Kyle Jones, May 26, 2017 I met Dr. Barksdale when my oldest son was 6 weeks old. He is now 14 and my twins are 8. She is the best pediatrician I know and I have no idea what we are going to do without her. My heart breaks for her family and her AMAZING STAFF. She was truly one of the best. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives. Christie Perkins Lee, May 25, 2017 My condolences to the Barksdale family. She had been apart of my children's lives for over 20 years. She was such an amazing woman and doctor. She will be missed. Prayers for all Susan Hawkins, May 25, 2017 My son was her patient for 10 years. He just turned 10 in january. She was always caring and loving to him when he came in. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. You will truly be missed but be in our hearts and prayers. My son will always remember u. Thank you for the great 10 years we can remember. Many prayers to Kim's family. I am sorry for ur loss. She was a awesome and lovely woman. I loved her being my son doctor. She was always so sweet and nice and caring. Prayers to u and your family. Megean Romero, May 24, 2017 I’ve been a patient at Allen Pediatrics since I was 3 years old, and I’m now going on 22 and applying to medical school myself. For literally as long as I can remember, Dr. Barksdale has been a part of my life. She and Dr. Martin gave me my first shots and saw me nearly every month with a new case of strep. A tonsillectomy, kidney stones, ADHD — Dr. Barksdale was there through all the challenges, health-related and otherwise. And despite how often I got sick, I never dreaded going to the doctor, because I knew Dr. Barksdale would listen, understand, and help — and make me laugh and smile all the while, with frequent jokes and stories about her nephews and family. Dr. Barksdale, you always believed in me. You always supported me in all my ambitions and new experiences, always encouraged me to keep going. You were the best mentor and role model a girl could ask for. I would’ve loved to be able to tell you all about my journey through medical school and starting my own practice or lab or both one day (and soaked up even more of your wisdom along the way)… but I know I still will, when I see you on the other side. Until then, I hope that I can be even half the doctor and person for my patients that you were for me and so many others. Over and out, Dr. Barksdale — my mom and I will miss you dearly. Shannon Shipley, May 23, 2017 Dear Kim Such a precious loss to our community. You were always such a great support and always showed such strength and positivity in the hardest of times. You always carried that great smile and amazing sense of humor! You are a great loss to our world as we know it but a great gain for Heaven. Rest in Peace dear sister! Punita Shah, May 23, 2017 I will truly miss Dr. Barksdale... I just learned today that she "won" her battle so I'm still stunned. I'm selfishly sad that she will no longer care for my children but, praisingly happy because she is no longer suffering. I know that she lived, she had fun, she loved her family and her friends abundantly. As a Pediatrician, she had the most caring bedside manner. She took every opportunity to inform and educate me on the health care choices for my children. To her family (her Mom, sisters, and "her girls") and all who are grieving; my deepest condolences to you. I pray you find comfort in the darkest of nights and the loneliest of days to come. Alesha Stallings, May 23, 2017 Kim, You will be missed. You lived life to the fullest and never gave in to hardship. I am glad to have known you, skied with you, partied with you, and shared many fond memories. Heaven has a new angel. Janine Janine, May 23, 2017 As a girl growing up, I spent many of my Saturday mornings at Ziggy Johnson's School of The Theater. Kim was always the smiling face I saw EVERY Saturday.. Her smile and booming laugher would fill the room.. A graceful dancer, a kind person.. helpful.. loving.. she was the one I wanted to be like!!! Thank You Kim for setting a standard!!! Brittine Harper, May 23, 2017 I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Barksdale in 2011 when she became the doctor of my 4 kids. My daughters were her patients up until they became adults and then she became the doctor of their kids. This is how much we all loved her and trusted her to take care of our family members. Hearing that she is no longer with us has really sadden our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dr. Barksdale will be greatly miss. Shawanda Harris Myranda Jones Mariah Jones Shawanda Harris, May 23, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was my daughter's pediatrician since birth and she was an absolutely amazing person. She was always extremely personable, loving, and my daughter absolutely adored her. She truly had a passion for her craft and made the normal "scary" experience of a child going to a doctor into a fun-filled moment that my daughter always enjoyed. It's going to be impossible to find another provider as caring as she was. Dr. Barksdale you will TRULY be missed. Rest in Heaven ~ Love, Sharita Sharita Butler, May 23, 2017 Kim & I became friends (and co-workers when she first moved to the Sherman/Denison/ Pottsboro area. Her love/zest for life, compassion, and sheer determination were the qualities I admired most in her!!! Such a beautiful Spirit!!! Rest In Eternal Peace Dear Friend!!! I sure hope heaven has ski slopes!!! Robin D. Brooks, May 20, 2017 I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Barksdale for many years. She took care of my twins since they were toddlers and now they are graduating from high school. Many times during the tumultuous teenage years she helped counsel my daughter through difficult situations. A voice that my daughter listened to and respected. Our family was saddened when we heard that she had passed, She will be truly missed. Our condolences go out to her friends and family. Mary and Bill Myers & Family, May 19, 2017 Oh, you will be missed! God blessed us when He directed us to you in 2004. Your steady guidance, tender care and straightforwardness for the past 13 years have been so appreciated. You truly saved my Katie when depression got ahold of her last year. You talked to her "straight" and she respected what you had to say, she listened and acted on it. I'm so thankful we had you in our lives! What a blessing and godly gift you were to our family. Donna L. Neal, May 18, 2017 She was such a wonderful doctor! She took care of me for years, then when I had my son she took care of him also. She was a wonderful doctor and will be truly missed. Kayley Moore, May 18, 2017 Thank you for having taken care of our girls. You were their pediatrician from when you started the practice until they reached adulthood, and I am so appreciative of the care they received over the years. Our sympathy to the family as you grieve and celebrate her life. Kacey Claiborne , May 18, 2017 May the Father Bless you and keep you! Roy Malone, May 18, 2017 Sending faith and strength to her family and all who had the privilege of knowing her. She took care of our son and never let him get by with any nonsense. A beautiful soul who has become a beautiful angel. Her caring wisdom and wonderful smile will be missed. Shelia Malone, May 18, 2017 On my 13th birthday (Aug 1959) I spent the night with Butch and Hazel and Ann Hunt. You were so good and unbelievably beautiful. Not much has since then. This was a good life for you. See you at home. Dr. Nate L. Carr, May 18, 2017 I was very sad to hear earlier in the day today that Dr.Barksdale is no longer with us. She did show a lot of courage continuing to see her little patients as she fought with her health problems. May her soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the family. Nagaratina Salem, May 17, 2017 Dr. Barksdale you were the best pediatrician I've ever met and a genuine good person inside and out and we were honored to have known you. You meant more to us than just our Dr but we loved you as family. You were a true example of a strong black woman, who overcame many obstacles but stayed strong and never gave up the fight. You've won and God has blessed you with your wings and has taken up his angel. You will truly be missed and forever in our hearts. Love,. Eric & Trikelle Lewis and the boys Trikelle Lewis, May 17, 2017 We will miss Dr. Barksdale so much. She was always so positive, always had a smile on her face no matter how bad she was feeling or what she was going through. She never complained/ it was amazing. What a beautiful person she was and may she rest in peace. All of the nurses here and of course Dr. Connor are all so saddened to hear of her passing. Terri Martin, May 17, 2017 May the Lord be with your family in your grief and I give thanks that her laughter and philanthropy will be her legacy. Chaplain Kathy Dickson, May 17, 2017 I will truly miss you. You always had a beautiful smile on your face. Every time I saw you, you always took the time to say hi and joke around. I will always remember the day you told me you were going sky diving. Maria, May 17, 2017 I like to thank God for allowing her into my lives, she was full of joy. Linda Steel, May 16, 2017 My prayers are with the family. Linda Steele, May 16, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was such a joy to be around. I remember interviewing pediatricians for my now 4 month old daughter and when I met Dr. Kimberly Barksdale I knew she would be the best person to care for my her. I myself am a cancer survivor and just immediately felt a connection with her. I am so sad she won't be there to take care of my daughter and we will miss her very much. My prayers to her family. Meghan Nelson, May 16, 2017 I'm certain she didn't know this, but I truly admired her. She was beautiful, accomplished, witty and extremely courageous. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I will always remember her smile. Iona Abram, May 16, 2017 Dr. Barksdale you will be greatly missed by our family. Thank you so much for taking care of my children over the last 15 years and inspiring my daughter to become a doctor. You left a positive impact on our lives. You will be missed. Olivia, Stephen, Micaiah and Sign Jr. Olivia, May 16, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was our baby's pediatrician since he was one week old. She was a wonderful doctor and I am deeply saddened by her passing. Molly McAshan, May 16, 2017 So sorry to hear about the loss of our beloved pediatrician. We have been going to Kim for over 13 years. She just saw my 21 year old daughter after her wedding. We will miss her!! Thank you Kim for all you need for my family. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Michelle, May 16, 2017 Rest In Peace!
LaShanda Cole, May 16, 2017 You fought the long hard battle with God every step along the way. When you got weary God called you home to rest. May God comfort the immediate and extended family of friends, patients, associates, colleagues and others whose lives were touched just by knowing a little piece of you. Those who spend their lives caring for others shall cast their cares upon the Lord and know that He is God. May you rest in peace dear sister and forever more be free of pain and disease. Cheryl Morgan, May 16, 2017 I only had the privilege of meeting Dr Barksdale once and she was bigger than life, with a booming practice and took the time to talk with me and share some tips about starting a business. I will never forget that kindness she showed me. We will miss you ma'am.Godspeed
Steve Duffy, May 15, 2017 You will truly be missed. Thank you for your kindness and care of both my daughter's. May God bless your family during this time. Yvonne Mundy and family, May 15, 2017 Kim was a good friend, a supportive advisor, and most of all a caring confidant. I will miss her smile, and great sense of humor. May the Holy Spirit bless the Barksdale family.
Loren Gilbert-Smith, May 15, 2017 Just heard the news today. So sorry to here of her passing. She was a great women!! RIP Dr. Barksdale! Leah Wood, May 15, 2017 Still having a hard time dealing with the reality that you are no longer with us. Was looking forward to seeing you and others during my return to the NBS Summit next year. Kim, you have left us way too soon and I will surely miss you.
Charles Jackson, May 15, 2017 Dr. Barksdale was a breath of fresh air when my daughter and I met her. She has been caring for our daughter since she was baby and I remember asking her can you continue to be her doctor when out of high school. She laughed and said yes I keep and take care of my babies. She enjoyed hearing about all the sports my daughter was in and making Irie look her in the eye when talking to her. I can hear her saying “look at me talk clear and tell me what’s wrong!” This was all a shock to me and my family but God will now have a well-deserved angle watch over all of us. May the family have peace in knowing she touched so many people and was loved by us all. We will miss Dr. Barksdale thank you for being you and sharing your heart with us all. Love Tia Malone, Irieyanna Wilson, and Sondra Malone
Tia Malone, May 15, 2017 Comfort, strength and prayer in the sunset of Kimberly. We miss her and the shining smile of hers. Willie C. Jackson , May 15, 2017 Dr. Barksdale has seen my children from the time my daughter was a baby and continued to see my daughter although she is almost 20. They shared the challenge of being tall girls with a large shoe size, so they always talked about the best place to find shoes to fit them. She never let on to her patients the battle that she was fighting and was a true professional. We will miss her smile and laughter. May you rest in peace Dr. Kimberly Barksdale! God speed! Cindy White, May 15, 2017 Kimberly you were a beautiful soul that graced all that you encountered. We will always have you in our thoughts and hope your transition to the next level is as extraordinary as your existence was here with us. Next season we will make a run for you at every mountain we ski! Henri Rivers, May 15, 2017 Thank you for the loving care that you provided for Torrance. Life goes by just too fast! R.I.P Dr. Barksdale. You will be greatly missed by our family! Jet Chaisupakosol, May 15, 2017 I used to work with Dr. B at Allen Pediatrics. I had great admiration for her. Prayers of strength to all of her family and friends... Victoria Geist, May 15, 2017 I was so sad to hear of Dr. Barksdale's passing this weekend. I had the privilege of working with her for the last 6 years on various committees at Texas Health Allen. She was funny, confident, and was not afraid to share her thoughts and opinions. She was a great leader and a kind friend. I will greatly miss her. Your family is in my prayers. Dennis Brown Dennis Brown, May 15, 2017 Dr. Barksdale has been our pediatrician for almost 17 years when she started taking care of my oldest daughter in Sherman Texas! She was with us through my next two kids who are 9 and 4. She has given them medical and sound practical advice over the years. We sure will miss her. May she Rest In Peace! The Maxwell Family and kids, May 14, 2017 Great colleague and friend. I happened to be her colleague and attending doctor when she was in the hospital. Beside her extensive illness she always smiled and met everyone with graciousness. She never complained of pain even when I can imagine her being in lot pain. She was awarded physician of the year award last year by the staff of Texas health Allen for her selfless contribution to the staff, her patients and community at large. May God give her eternal peace amen Dr jari khan , May 14, 2017 Dr Barksdale was our kids pediatrician and my moms best friend. We loved her like family. May she rest in paradise! Tay And Danielle Toliver, May 14, 2017 My heart and prayers are with you all. Kim was a joy to be around and she will be terribly missed. Marsha Washington , May 14, 2017 Thank you for all of the care and love you provided my girls... You will be missed, Doc! With heavy hearts, The Hardens Von, Karmen, Kassidy, and Kamille Harden, May 14, 2017 Barsdale Family, Embrace the Love and Blessing of family and friends--my Condolences. Pat Faison Jersey Ski & Sports Newrk NJ Patricia Faison, May 14, 2017 My condolences to Dr Barksdale's Family..I met her through my Past Job I had..She was always Pleasant, & w/a Smile..It has been a Few Years since I have seen her..R I P Sweet Lady.. Becky Elkins, May 14, 2017 You will be missed dearly. May you rest in eternal peace. Lorraine Fontillas, May 14, 2017 Kim was a wonderful person and physician. She will be missed. Radha Iyengar, May 14, 2017 Kristi and Family: Prayers for comfort and may peace be with each of you. So very sorry to hear of Kim's passing?. God bless her! Donna Esposito, May 14, 2017 My sincerest condolences to the Barksdale Family. Husani O Broden, May 14, 2017 I'll miss you! Tony Grant, May 13, 2017 My LOVE, PRAYERS and BLESSINGS . Shirley Elliott, May 13, 2017 Kristi, My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Susan Susan Bohlinger, May 13, 2017