ForeverMissed
The public viewing for Iris will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 1p.m. to 4p.m., W.E. Lusain Funeral Chapel, 249 6th Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211.  

Graveside services on Friday, April 15, 2021 at 1 p.m., Zion Memorial Gardens, 501 Tarrant Huffman Rd, Birmingham, AL 35206. 

Professional services entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home of Birmingham, AL.
Posted by Rick Barlok on April 6, 2022
Dear Iris, you are deeply missed. Your smile, your kind words, the sparkle in your eyes always brightened our day. As you know, I will need all the help I can get to get to Heaven; I am counting on you on putting in a good word for me. Please watch over Valerie & me -- and Kristen. 
Posted by Hershel Watson on January 22, 2022
I will never forget you.
Posted by Kristen Barlok on May 19, 2021
Iris, I had no idea you were so appropriately named (see below). You were so precious in every way here on earth and I’m certain you are lighting up the heavens with that radiant smile of yours. My heart deeply aches at your loss. Another genuinely good person, whose true beauty shone from the inside to the outside, way too young, gone way too soon. I love you, Iris. You are in my heart, and hopefully dancing in the heavens, with others about whom I care so very much.

Iris Story & Origins
The iris is represented in Greek mythology. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and a messenger for Zeus and Hera, and many believe that the flower is named after her. She carried messages from heaven to earth on the arc of the rainbow, and was a companion to female souls on the way to heaven. To this day, Greeks plant purple irises on women’s graves so that Iris will guide them to their resting place in heaven.

They can represent faith, hope, courage, wisdom and admiration. Specific flower colors attach further meanings to the pretty blooms. Purple iris brings a message of wisdom and compliments, while a bouquet of blue iris blossoms speak of hope and faith.
Posted by Rick Barlok on May 19, 2021
Iris, I was sadly shocked when I went to the bank yesterday (May 18th), only to learn that you had passed. Valerie, Kristen, and I will miss you beyond words. You were our dear friend and my "buddy in the bank" who always had a smile and a kind word -- and tolerated my personality when you asked, "Is there anything else I can help you with today?" Of course, that prompted my response: "When are you giving out the free money?" And your prompt reply, "On Sunday!" God has added another angel to watch over us. Love, the Barloks
Posted by Leatherneck 2038 on April 18, 2021
You were one of the most beautiful people in the world. Your soul and smile always lit up the room. I will miss you dearly as I am devastated. I will never forget you my friend.My prayers are with the family. May God give you strength at this time.
P Jackson
Posted by Debbie Sankey on April 14, 2021
We were friends for a long time, we always had good conversations when we talked. You were such a sweet and loving person but that smile and laugh lite up the room and my heart. My condolences to the family and those who held you dear to their hearts. I love you and will truly miss you ❤
Posted by Makevia Ward on April 14, 2021
I will always remember that beautiful smile and sweet, calming spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hour. 
Posted by Bucarrui Akles on April 14, 2021
You were such a sweet and loving person. I’m so glad I got to know you. I will cherish the memories of our friendship forever. You are healed and whole in the arms of the Savior. I will see you again!
Posted by Aquinetta Brown on April 12, 2021
One of the sweetest people I've ever met. Always smiling and kind hearted. My heart and prayers are with the family. God bless. ❤ Shun Brown
Posted by Tonya Bolden on April 12, 2021
Your smile will be missed. Your personality will be missed. Thank you for being a great & caring friend. Forever in our hearts you will be.

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Posted by Rick Barlok on April 6, 2022
Dear Iris, you are deeply missed. Your smile, your kind words, the sparkle in your eyes always brightened our day. As you know, I will need all the help I can get to get to Heaven; I am counting on you on putting in a good word for me. Please watch over Valerie & me -- and Kristen. 
Posted by Hershel Watson on January 22, 2022
I will never forget you.
Posted by Kristen Barlok on May 19, 2021
Iris, I had no idea you were so appropriately named (see below). You were so precious in every way here on earth and I’m certain you are lighting up the heavens with that radiant smile of yours. My heart deeply aches at your loss. Another genuinely good person, whose true beauty shone from the inside to the outside, way too young, gone way too soon. I love you, Iris. You are in my heart, and hopefully dancing in the heavens, with others about whom I care so very much.

Iris Story & Origins
The iris is represented in Greek mythology. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow and a messenger for Zeus and Hera, and many believe that the flower is named after her. She carried messages from heaven to earth on the arc of the rainbow, and was a companion to female souls on the way to heaven. To this day, Greeks plant purple irises on women’s graves so that Iris will guide them to their resting place in heaven.

They can represent faith, hope, courage, wisdom and admiration. Specific flower colors attach further meanings to the pretty blooms. Purple iris brings a message of wisdom and compliments, while a bouquet of blue iris blossoms speak of hope and faith.
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My beautiful Neice Iris

Shared by Connie Hill on April 13, 2021
My dear Neice, I had just spoke with you, You are with God now, no more pain, we that remain...we will see you in the morning

My Beautiful Baby sis!!

Shared by Monica Curry on April 13, 2021
Baby sis, It was hard letting you go but God wanted you more.  I will forever cherish the memories we’ve had together. I’m blessed that God  gave us such a wonderful, loving little sister!! I even talked to Ms. Coco (your niece dog) about you today.   I know your in a better place with a new spiritual body! Healed in Jesus name. 

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body , and to be present with the lord”. 

I can’t wait to see you again in heaven lil si! Hallelujah!!