Barbara Wilson Chalk

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A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Barbara Wilson Chalk, 80, will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Grace Episcopal Church with visitation starting at 1 p.m. in the King Parlor. Mrs. Chalk passed away March 30, 2016 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. Barbara was born and raised in Brownsville, Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee-Martin where she met her husband, Pete. Barbara loved working with children and taught kindergarten for several years prior to moving to Anniston from Carrollton, Ga. in 1978, when Pete established Chalk Line Industries in the historic Anniston Manufacturing Cotton Mill on West 11th Street. She was raised as a Baptist and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church at Grace Episcopal Church in 1980. Barbara was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was lovingly referred to as "Honey." She had a March birthday, embraced all things St. Patrick and loved to entertain on that holiday. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Curlin Wilson (Rosa Lucille Livingston), of Brownsville, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Willis M. "Pete" Chalk; a daughter, Catherine Wilson Chalk Builder, of Hilton Head, S.C. and a son, James Craig Chalk (Sharon), of Carrollton, Georgia. She had five grandchildren, Lindsay Livingston Builder, of Greenville, S.C., Lawson Davis Builder, of Hilton Head, S.C., Christina Marie Chalk Laney (Chris) and children Liam, Adleine and Sawyer, Angela Caroline Chalk Dickey (James) and children Lilly and Sadie and James Jeremy Chalk, all of Carrollton, Georgia. She is also survived by her sister, Rose Ann Wilson Ross of Jackson, Tenn. and brother, Lloyd "Butch" Wilson, of Brownsville, Tennessee. Barbara was artistic and creative and could translate those talents into a variety of projects including her lifelong love of gardening, flower arranging and decorating. She also shared it with various community entities over the years including The Anniston Museum League, Alabama Shakespeare Festival Guild and Knox Concert Series. She became involved with Knox immediately upon moving to Anniston and throughout the 1980's helped develop and chair several fundraising events including Annie's Attic Antiques and Fashion Show, C.A.R.T. and the Choccolocco Charity Horse Show. For over 15 years, she has been the "bow lady," responsible for the distinctive red bows that top mailboxes decorated for Christmas as a fundraiser for The Nutcracker. She served on the Board of Directors from 1988 to 1998 and has been a member of the Auxiliary Board since 1998. She was also a member of The Euterpean Study Club. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to contribute to Memory Matters, P.O. Box 22330, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 or the Beans and Rice Outreach Ministry at Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1791, Anniston, AL 36202. Online condolences may be made to the family at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2016