Barbara Ann Collins, born on April 19, 1933, peacefully left this world to return to her heavenly home. She was the beloved daughter of Richard and Grace Collins, born in Johnson City, Tennessee. Barbara was the youngest of six girls, preceded in death by her sisters Ruth, Gladys, Florence, Mary, and Jeanette.
Barbara graduated from Science Hill High School in Johnson City in May 1951 and embarked on a beautiful journey of love when she married Herbert L Combs on September 5, 1953. Together they moved to Charleston, SC while Herbert served in the Navy.
Barbara dedicated many years of her life as a bookkeeper at the Greenwood Moose Lodge until her retirement. It was at the Moose Lodge where she met Bob Blevins, who she found love with again following Herbert's passing. Unfortunately, Bob also preceded Barbara in death.
Barbara leaves behind a legacy of love through her two children: Cindy (Ron) and Mike (Amy). She had a special place in her heart for her two cherished grandchildren Braedon and Madison.
Barbara's kind-hearted nature shone through her active involvement with the Moose lodge. She delighted in playing Bingo and not only worked at bingo nights but also volunteered selflessly to share her love for the game. Barbara was known for her daily acts of kindness and always greeted others with a warm smile and helping hand. Her dedication to her family and community knew no bounds.
Known for her passion for dancing, Barbara would be seen twirling around the house whenever music played - bringing smiles and laughter to all those around her. Christmas held a special place in her heart as she made sure her children were well provided for and each year was filled with fond memories. Family gatherings, dinners with loved ones, and celebrations with dear friends brought Barbara immense joy. She relished weekends at the lake, unforgettable vacations, and had a zest for creating fun-filled experiences.
As Barbara bids farewell after 90 remarkable years, it is challenging to say goodbye. Yet, we celebrate her "merry as the day was long" spirit that brightened every facet of her blessed and fulfilling life. May her legacy live on, bringing joy and inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her.