Barbara Jean Lowery Purkey, 91 born April 16, 1930, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 7, 2021 with her family by her side at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan F. Purkey; parents: Ellis and Georgia Lowery; and brother: Jimmy Lowery.
She is survived by her daughter: Linda (John) Grey Rader of Georgia; granddaughters: Melissa (Mark) Smith and Traci (Richard) Carter of Morristown; great grandchildren: Erica (Josh) Rakestraw of Florida; Sarah Smith of Morristown and Raymond Stubblefield of Morristown; great great granddaughter: Jaelynn Staples.
Her family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Landmark Church of God, 334 Montvue Avenue with a memorial service to follow at 7:00 with Bro. Ray Pratt officiating.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Morristown Hamblen Healthcare for the excellent treatment they provided, to Dr. Gupta and to her caregivers, Marilyn Bates, Barbara Vaughn and Mary Morris.
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