Graveside services will be held for Barbara London, 71, of Roswell at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at South Park Cemetery with Pastor Steve Sanchez of First Church of The Nazarene and Chaplain Garth Hyde of Vista Care Hospice officiating. Barbara went home to Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, surrounded by all of her family. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. till service time on Friday.
Barbara was born in Caroleen, N.C., on July 23, 1939, to Drew H. Hill and Birdie Sarah Taylor Hill. She married her faithful and loving husband Loyd [auth] Leonard London of 43 years on April 9, 1955, in Juarez, Mexico. Together they raised three daughters who blessed them with grandchildren and great-grandchildren that Barbara enjoyed immensely. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended First Church of The Nazarene. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and she enjoyed watching Tiger Woods play golf. If you drove by her house you would see her on the front porch in her porch swing, in which she spent many happy hours.
Barbara was a member of the Elks Lodge and loved her trips to the casino with her friends. She was an active member of the community, and a supporter of the local 4-H club including the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. She also worked for Mountain States Pecan Orchards, and could make the best sugar-free pecan pie anyone ever tasted! Those left here to cherish her memory are three daughters: Sharon Booth and husband, George, of Roswell, Reba Haley and husband, Bruce, of Roswell and Tracy Callaway and husband, Rick, of Dexter; five grandchildren: Tamara Pope and husband, Jason, of Roswell, Colby Booth and wife, Ashley, of Roswell, N.M., Jessica Jennings and husband, Jare, of Roswell, Casey Booth and wife, Amanda, of Roswell, and Jessie Callaway of Dexter; five great-grandchildren: Jake, Jonas, and Jeremiah Pope, and Maddox and Amaya Jennings; four sisters: Gertie Cothran of North Carolina, Violet Kelley of North Carolina, Alva Rice of North Carolina, and Birdie McLaughlin of Arizona; one brother Larry Taylor of North Carolina; and many special friends.
Those in Heaven to welcome her home are her wonderful husband Loyd; her parents; a sister, Odessa Wallace; and a granddaughter Lindsey Callaway.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.