Barbara Lee Ward, 76, of Lynchburg, VA, formerly of Covington, VA, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2023. Barbara, more commonly known as “Bobbie,” was a beloved member of the Lynchburg community, an active member of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church and a devoted friend to all who knew her. Friends, family, and neighbors will miss her avid love for baking and crocheting, the bounty of which has become a staple of our lives, especially around the holidays. Most of all, her dearest friends will miss her presence whether it be at lunch bunch or a Sunday dinner, which she loved to host.
Barbara was born in Covington, VA, a daughter of the late Jesse James Ward and Mary Chappell Ward. She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Mary Holley. Barbara is survived by her brother-in-law Ken Holley and her two nephews, Stan Webb, his wife Ashley, and their daughter, MaryJane of Washington, DC, Steve Webb, his wife Taryn, and their daughter, Magnolia of College Park, MD. Barbara is also survived by many loving cousins and countless friends. All of whom will miss her dearly.
A memorial service will be held at Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4810 Fort Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24502 or to the Tom Webb Scholarship Fund at the Jubliee Family Development Center, 1512 Florida Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.