Barbara Jean Dickey Greenoe, 82, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Conway.
She was born to the late Jack F. and Mary Bagby Dickey on April 25, 1931, in Memphis, Tenn.
Barbara graduated from Drew High School in Drew, Miss., in 1949, and attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., until she married the late William Leighton Greenoe Jr. in 1950. She and her family moved to West Memphis in 1960: she lived there until she became seriously ill this past February.
Barbara was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in West Memphis since 1960, where she served as the Director of FBC Creative Enrichment Day Care for more than 20 years. Hundreds of children who came through the Day Care she loved and referred to as "hers." She was a member of the FBC Adult Choir, worked with the GA'S and taught children's Sunday School classes for over 30 years. In later years, she loved taking trips with her Senior Adult group and was a proud member of the senior adult choir, "Joy Singers." Her church was her "Family" for all those years. She missed them so much once she had to relocate to Conway.
She is survived by two children, Carolyn Jones (Ronnie) of Conway and Jack Greenoe (Gail) of Plano, Texas; two brothers, William J. Dickey (Jeannette) of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Charlie R. "Brother" Dickey (Bettie) of Drew, Miss. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jennifer Jones Young of Bryant, Ark., and Jason Jones of New York City; two great-grandchildren, Ashely and Ryleigh Young of Bryant, Ark.; 13 nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Dickey Jr. and David C. (Dot) Dickey; a sister, Mary Frances (Bert) Hodel; and a baby sister, Gertrude Dickey.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in West Memphis of Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Visitation with the family will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service in the First Baptist sanctuary.
Interment will follow in the New Albany Cemetery in New Albany, Miss.
Pallbearers will be Jason, Jack Hodel, David Dickey, Rex F. Dickey, Joey Dickey, Jack K. Dickey and Matt Stalls.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of West Memphis.
The family wishes to thank the Christian sisters of Rebekah Class small group, Second Baptist, Conway; the many loving and caring staff at St. Andrews Place; and the wonderful nurses of 2nd floor Conway Regional Medical Center. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
Services by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis, Ark.
Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2013