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Barbara Jean Springle
December 16, 1953 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Barbara Jean Springle was born on December 16, 1953, to the late James Dan and Sarah McIntyre Springle. She was the seventh of thirteen children. She transitioned peacefully at home on July 6, 2023. She was a helpful, thoughtful, outgoing, loving, and caring person. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Gwendolyn M. Springle, Herman D. Springle, William R. Springle, Carol (Judy) Thompson, and Marvin E. Springle, Sr.
She graduated from Thomasville High School in 1972. She pursued her career by moving to New York shortly after finishing high school. She was employed by Macy’s, Ruben H. Donnelly,
Bell Atlantic, and NYNEX. Then Yellow Pages through a merger of various companies. She was with her final employer Verizon for over 35 years, from where she retired as a dedicated employee.
On May 26, 1983, she gave birth to her daughter, Ashley Racquel Walker. A devoted and loving mother Barbara became and cherished it. Nothing could separate the love of a mother for her
She attended the Church of the Meek in Harlem, New York. She was very active with the choir, served as treasurer on the Scholarship Committee, and was willing to help wherever she was needed. She was faithful there until she moved to Georgia in December of 2013. Upon returning to Georgia, she joined Providence Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a faithful member of Clara Majors Senior Missionary and Feed the Hungry Group until her health declined. She faithfully served as a choir member, helped in the kitchen, and attended Bible Study and Sunday School. She volunteered her time to the Jack Hadley Black History Museum and Camp Heal.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: her devoted and caring daughter, Ashley R. Walker; siblings, Hiram J. Springle (Mary) of Greenville, South Carolina, Fannie L. Springle of Bronx, New
York, Seneca T. Springle, Sr. (Janie), and Raymond I. Springle, both of Thomasville, Georgia, Dorothea E. Anderson of Cairo, Georgia, Theadora D. Springle and Cassundra S. Brown (Lloyd-
Tony), both of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Wilfred A. Springle (Deborah) of Savannah, Georgia; sister-in-law, Melvia Springle of Thomasville, Georgia; special friends, Patricia Howard, Carolyn
R. Adams, Bettye Green, Karen Ford, Beatriz Reyes, and Neal Gaston; and a host of nieces,