Mrs. Barbara Elaine McLaughlin, 72, of Lake City, Florida went home to be with the Lord, on January 18, 2014. She was born in Hollywood, Florida to the Althea [Pinner] Joshlyn and the late Earnest Joshlyn and had lived here in Columbia County for the past 20 years after previously residing in both Fort Lauderdale, FL and Waynesville, NC.
She was a loving mother, grand and great grandmother who enjoyed gospel singing, traveling, playing Bingo, and rooting on her NASCAR favorite, M&M's, #18 Kyle Busch.
She was preceded in death by both her father and her beloved husband of 27 years, Robert Curtis McLaughlin.
Survivors include her sons, Robert C. McLaughlin of Coral Springs, FL and Scott A. McLaughlin of Davie, FL; daughters, Vikki R. McLaughlin of Prescott, AZ and Cyndie R. Mooney of Davie, FL; grandchildren, Keely, Ashleigh, Dalton, and Bobby; great grandchildren, Chantz, Chazz, and Aleah as well as her most cherished aunts, uncles and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel with Pastor Lonnie Johns officiating. Visitation with the family will be held two hours prior to service time (10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL, 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family online at, www.gatewayforestlawn.com