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Patsy Ann Black
Patsy Ann Barber Black passed away on Thanksgiving Day following an extended illness and was surrounded by loving family when she earned her angel wings. While our hearts are heavy, we know she is at peace and has been reunited with her loved ones who predeceased her.
Patsy was a cherished gift to all who knew her. Loving sister, aunt, wife and friend, she was beautiful inside and out and brightened all of our lives with her love, kindness, joy and gentle manner.
She was born in Powell’s Crossroads, TN to Raymond and Mable Barber. While her life’s journey would carry her far from home, she remained true to her roots, always putting her family first. Whether for vacation fun or to offer love, support and comfort in times of need, she remained a sweet and loving soul, who led with her heart and always knew just what to say.
She was fiercely loyal and loved her family unconditionally. To know Patsy was to know love.
Patsy lived and worked in and around the Atlanta area for many years, eventually retiring from Lockheed and settling in Acworth, GA. She enjoyed traveling—especially with her family. Whether it was a weekend trip to Lake Altoona, a camping/RV trip, or a weeks’ long, 4200-mile road trip to Alaska, she was always ready for adventure and was widely known to pack a great snack bag! She had a wonderful sense of humor, was quick witted and enjoyed playing games. And her laugh was contagious. But she will be most remembered for her unlimited kindness and compassion.
Patsy was an active member of Acworth United Methodist Church, and a member of the Charlotte McClure Sunday school class and the Celebration Singers Senior Citizen choir, singing all the traditional Methodist Hymns for Church gatherings and around Cobb County. She loved her church family and enjoyed the fellowship and many friendships she formed during her years as a member. The family is grateful for the continued support she received during her illness.
Left to cherish her sweet memory: sister Rayma Barber Thomas, St. Augustine, FL, sister-in-law Frances Barber (Robert Lusk), Palatka, FL; her loving niece, caregiver and guardian, Jackie Dorst (John Hollis), Fernandina Beach, FL; Avery Hudson (Amy Cherry), New York, NY; Elizabeth Holloway, Memphis, TN; Kin Barber (Missy), Palatka, FL; Benton Marion Barber (Teressa); William Francis (Billy) Barber II (Ann) and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vicki Rogers, husband Marion Black; parents R.K. and Mabel Barber; and siblings Mildred Wooden, Herschel Barber, Ruth Black, William (‘Bill’) Barber, Joe Edward Barber, and nephew Jerry Wooden.
The family will hold a private burial with interment at Kennesaw Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to remember Patsy consider donating to Acworth, GA Methodist Church, a charity supporting people with special needs, or any other charity promoting kindness to others.
Patsy was dearly loved and will be missed beyond measure.