Mr. John Barber was the sixth child, born to Cornelius and Florence Barber on January 5, 1944. Mr. Barber lived with his family until he was 14. At that time, he began attending the District's Training School. At the age of 16, he was placed at Forest Haven. In 1984, Mr. Barber began living with District of Columbia Community Services. In 2002, Mr. Barber began living with his current provider, DC Healthcare. While living with DC Healthcare, Mr. Barber developed a number of special relationships with both the staff and peers. Mr. Barber was very likeable and always in a good mood. He loved having money in his pocket and would frequently ask people who came to visit him "Buck please?" This was his way of asking for money. Mr. Barber loved arts and crafts, especially coloring and painting. He would use his money to purchase different arts and crafts items to complete a variety of projects. Mr. Barber also enjoyed going to the store and purchasing his preferred snacks. Mr. Barber looked forward to going on vacation with his peers to local beaches every year. To maintain his educational skills, Mr. Barber attended United Cerebral Palsy for many years. At the program he was able to work on strengthening a variety of skills. He got along well with his peers and staff, and formed many valuable friendships while attending the program. In February, Mr. Barber became ill and was admitted to Washington Hospital Center. Following his stay there, he was transferred to BridgePoint-Capitol Hill for rehabilitation. Sadly, Mr. Barber departed this life on Friday, March 12, 2021. Mr. Barber leaves to honor his memory his Guardian, Mr. Edward Beck, his QIDP-Mr. Joseph Swarray, his housemates-James Earle, Todd Jordan, Donald McCoy, and Dennis Prince, his Service Coordinator-Tamara Smith, his Attorney-Mr. Richard Toth and a host of other staff and friends. Mr. Barber and his bright personality will truly be missed.