NEW ALBANY - Lee, Barbara Ann James, 57, of New Albany, IN, formerly of Huntington, WV, passed away on her birthday, March 10, 2013 at the home of her parents in Huntington.
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Barbie was born March 10, 1956. She was a graduate of Barboursville High School and St. Mary's School of Nursing. She worked at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington and then Dr. Siddiqi's office in Barboursville for twelve years before moving to New Albany, IN, where she worked for twenty-two years in the Nursery at Kosier Children's Hospital in Louisville. Barbie had a big heart, loved her family, her friends and her pets as they loved her.
Barbie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ezra and Hazel Coberly Bates and Jessie and Minnie Preece James.
Barbie is the daughter of Frank and Nancy James of Huntington. She is also survived by her husband, George Colbert "Cobbie" Lee of New Albany, IN; a daughter, Mrs. Nicole Lee and son-in-law, Howard "Bubba" Shannon of Jonesboro, AR, and her only grandchild, Cole James Shannon of Jonesboro, AR, who was born March 13, 2013; one son, Brandon James Lee of Durham, NC; brothers, Frank James of Huntington and Bill James and wife, Joy of Memphis, TN, along with many beloved nieces, nephews, and their spouses and children and a host of dear friends.
A Celebration of Barbie's Life will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church, 103 Jefferson Park Drive, Huntington, WV, 25705 with Rev Ed Bowen and Rev. Gene Pierce officiating. A visitation and reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall at the church. In Lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Bates Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Huntington or the Neonatal Care Unit at Kosier Children's Hospital Louisville, KY. Henson & Kitchen Family Funeral Home, Barboursville, WV, is caring for the family.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.hensonmortuary.com .
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 2, 2013