Barbara J. Williford, 71, passed away at her home on Sunday, October 27, 2019. She was born June 28, 1948, in Jonesboro, AR. Barbara was a RN and retired from East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging. She was a former Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse. She was a long time children’s department teacher at West View Baptist Church. Barbara was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Crowley’s Ridge Rural Coalition to meet unmet health care needs in Greene County. She was a member of West View Baptist Church and currently attending Transformed Church of God. She was like a Grannie to the whole wide world.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, E. R. and Betty Smith; husbands, Donald Wayne Rader and James Washington Williford; daughter, Jessica Dawn Williford; sisters, Ruby Henfling, Joyce Pickett.
Survivors include her daughters and sons in law, Jennifer and Charles McDaniel, Brandy and Jeffrey Mitchell all of Paragould; grandchildren, Caleb, Emily (Junior), Sean, Aaron, Meghan (Anthony), Laura, Charlie; and great-grandchildren, Karsie, Kylan, Natalie, Peyton, Ethan, Aubrey, Nolan, Jax, and Eli; sister in law, Martha (Danny) Lewis; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Kay Wheeler.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 28, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, October 29, at 1:00 p.m. in the Center Hill Chapel of Phillips Funeral Home with Tony Horton and Marc Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery with Rob McIllwain officiating.
Lasting memorials may be made to West View Baptist Church’s benevolence fund.
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