Barbara Willey Young
Barbara Willey Young, 86, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, in the chapel at St. Andrews Episcopal, 917 Lamar St. Interment: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sycamore Cemetery, Decatur.
Memorials: Donations may be made to St. Labre Indian School, Box 216, Ashland, Mont. 59003.
Barbara was born May 21, 1927, in Lexington, N.C., to Edward and Carolyn Willey. She received her nursing degree from Emory University and later married Dr. John Bob Young of Decatur in 1955. She swept him off his feet while visiting Houston, where they lived with their three children until his death in 1972. In 1978, Barbara moved to Clemson, S.C., where she lovingly cared for her mother until her death.
Barbara came to know and love Christ at a young age and was especially fond of the tradition of the Anglican Church where she served faithfully. Though she enjoyed handwork and crafts, her real love was family. Known as “Mom,” “Jinx” and “Precious Grandmommie,” she was loved dearly and will be missed by us all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jane; and her husband, John Bob.
Survivors: Brother, Edward “Ned”; sister, Mary Carolyn “Sis”; children, John, Charlotte and Barbara “Barbeth”; grandchildren, Brooke, Chelsea, Jonathan, Aubry, Alli, Justin and Matthew; and extended family and friends.
BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557