Born: Sunday Oct 13, 1940

Died: Monday Sep 3, 2018

Barbara Young Purdy

October 13, 1940 - September 3, 2018

What a homecoming in heaven on Monday, September 3, 2018, as Barbara Young Purdy entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ and was reunited with her heavenly mother and father, precious nephew, Sean Lawson Young, and many other loved ones.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, September 6, at Immanuel Friends Church, 502 S. Fieldcrest Road in Eden, with burial to follow in Danview Cemetery.  There will be no formal visitation, however, family will receive friends at the home, 331 Shannon Drive.

Born in Draper, NC on October 13, 1940 to the late Johnny and Charlene Young, Barbara, known to most as "Bebe", was a homemaker whose greatest joy was her rare and amazing marriage to her Godly husband of 53 years; being mother to her daughters, Anita and Melissa, and the privilege she felt being "Bebe" to McKenley, Bryce, and Bethany.  Her never-ending prayer, love, and guidance allowed for the rich blessings and many answered prayers her family received.  Losing her mother when she was 16, she thanked God everyday for the blessing of watching her children and grandchildren grow up.  She was ready and willing to help anyone.  Her never-ending strength and selflessness allowed her to help more people and touch more lives than we will ever know.  Her church and church family were so important to her and most of her happiest times were spent serving her Lord in the church.  Her greatest joy was when she was in God's house.  Raising her sweet little hands while praising Him, many times the congregation heard her say "I'm going up!" because His presence was so strong in her.  

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Purdy, of the home;  two daughters, Anita Wallace and husband, Barry of Reidsville and Melissa Burroughs and husband, Tim of Stoneville;  her three grandchildren, McKenley Wallace, Bryce Burroughs and wife, Libby, and Bethany Burroughs;  and brother, Donald Young of Daleville, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Friends Church, 502 S. Fieldcrest Road, Eden, NC  27288.

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Wayne, I heard from a friend this afternoon about Barbara. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Shirley
Shirley Worsham

Dear Wayne & family, we are so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was such a wonderful and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God bring comfort and peace to your hearts.
Randy & Debbie Mattox

Goodbye to my sweet and special friend Barbara. Prayers for Wayne Anita, Melissa and all the family WcrDEfor days ahead. Love you all.
Linda Travis

Wayne, Melissa, Anita.....this is not "goodbye" it is just "until we meet again." Barbara was one special lady and you all have always meant a lot to me. My childhood would not have been complete without you all in it and Barbara was always so so good to me. The memories all came flooding in last night....the love I had being with yall at 331 Shannon Drive, the purple Gremlin Anita had, that trampoline, the beach trips, Food World, our baby dolls we played with out on the patio.....and so many more. My only regret is that I had not been in touch as much as I should have, busy life sometimes takes over, and it shouldn't. Please know that I love you all and you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Pamela Rhodes

Dear Wayne and family, We were so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. She was such a delight and brought so much joy to so many. Know you are in our hearts and prayers. Much love, Cindy and Jimmy Joyce
Cindy and Jimmy Joyce

Anita - so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Shively Harbour

Anita heard at work today about your mom.So sorry prayers are with you and whole Family
Linda Jackson

Sorry for your loss. May all your great memories bring you comfort.
Rinda Collins

Barbara was my walking buddy and encourager! So sorry for your loss ! Our prayers are with your family!
Ken and Sharon Albright

Rest now my sweet Aunt Barbara. You will be forever missed for your humor and Love. I’m blessed to have known you my entire life. I Love you- Your Esteban
Steven Cassell

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet wife, mother, grandmother. We remember her from Central Elementary volunteer events, field trips, etc when Bryce and Haley were classmates. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. The Shelton Family Tim, Beth, Austin, and Haley
Shelton Family

Prayers for the family during this difficult time. My condolences to the family as well. May God bless your family during these days of darkness and provide peace and comfort.
Tommy Griffin

Wayne, Anita, & Melissa, I was sorry to find out that your Barbara had passed away. Even though the years and a few miles have seperated us, I will always cherish the memories of the times when we were young. Anita and myself pulled a wagon with a chalk board to each others house playing school. Barbara was always so good to my mom.God called my mom home also 9 months ago. Im sure they are rejoicing together now. I regret I can't come personally to pay my respects. My husband and I are out of town at this time. I will continue to pray for all of you. Becky Hundley Scotton
Becky Scotton

May it comfort you to know your mother is safe now in God's care and that your friends are praying for you in your time of grief. My sincerest condolences. Suzanne LB Cowan
Suzanne Cowan

I mourn your loss at this difficult time. I really enjoyed taking care of this amazing lady. The relationship between this lady and her wonderful husband was the greatest love story I have ever witnessed. They will forever be in each other's heart. God bless your family.
Darla Thompson

Melissa, I am sorry for your loss, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Your loving mother had a great testimony, which will be missed by many. There is no other love likes your mothers. I know she passed on her loving traits to you because you sound like your mother. There are no words to say that can ease how you feel, but knowing she is singing and praising our Lord and Saviour is comforting to know. Praying for you and your family for peace and comfort... In love and in prayers, Wendy Shelton
Wendy Shelton

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