“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13
Born December 17th, 1950, Barbara Ann Martel – born Barbara Ann Mann, then Morefield later in life – lived her life to the absolute fullest. Whether as a teacher, a flight attendant or a wedding coordinator, Barbara’s ability to not only follow her passions in life but to spread joy to those around here is something we could all strive to achieve one day. She’s preceded in death by her mother Lillian, father James and her brothers William and Robert. She’s survived by her brother Jimmy Mann, her five children – Shannon Martin and her husband Jeffrey Martin, Dennis Morefield, Brittney Martel, Kristopher Martel and Deron Martel – and grandchildren.
Barbara’s family are all comforted in remembering her for how she lived. The late Shel Silverstein once wrote: “There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.” The memories that Barbara’s family hold dear and will reflect on providing them the happiness they need in their moments of grief. Such is the happiness that need be remembered in the times that those may find themselves at their loneliest. Flowers and condolences can be sent to 14533 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA 24202.