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Barbara Hobson Lauderdale
Barbara Lauderdale, 80, of Due West, SC, a 1947 graduate of Chamblee (GA) High School and 1951 graduate of Erskine College, died March 8, after a long illness. A native of Kansas, Mrs. Lauderdale was a public school and piano teacher, choral director, church organist, and hand bell choir director, and led the music ministry in Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) churches in in Troutman, NC; Charlotte, NC; and in Due West, SC. She served as a Girl Scout Leader at Covent Presbyterian; President of the Women of the ARP denomination; on the Erskine College Board of Trustees; and in key leadership roles at many church conferences, the Music Conference, at the Bonclarken Assembly Grounds in NC. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 54 years, Rev. W.C. "Chap" Lauderdale and survived by two children, Rebecca Tatum and Jim Lauderdale; a grandson, Mark Tatum; a sister, Elaine Goree; and countless nieces, nephews, students and friends who remember her elegant poise, intelligence, hard work, and empathy, as well as her gifts for music and hospitality, vivacious personality, and her keen sense of humor. The family extends special thanks to the nursing staff at Covenant Way/Due West Retirement Center, where Mrs. Lauderdale was a resident for many years; and to Judy Burts, who has given much supportive friendship to the family through the years. Funeral Services will be on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the Due West (SC) ARP Church at 3:00 pm, and visitation with the family at the church will follow. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, to Covenant Way, P.O. Box 307, Due West, SC 29639 or to the W. C. Lauderdale Scholarship Fund at Erskine Theological Seminary (P.O .Box 668, Due West, SC 29639), which provides assistance for female students enrolled in Erskine Theological Seminary. "Love is a song ~ God is the music"
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The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Lauderdale family.
VisitationDue West ARP Church
112 North Main St
Due West, SC 29639
Thursday March 10, 2011
ServiceDue West ARP Church
112 North Main St
Due West, SC 29639
Thursday March 10, 2011
Jim and Becky, What a joy it was to know both your parents as distant relatives somewhere on the family tree but most of all as friends! I still miss my conversations with them before lunch during their DWRC days. Your dad would always say something hilarious, and your mom would light up the room with that beautiful smile and join in the laughter. Even long after illness robbed her of the ability to communicate verbally, she retained that sense of humor and that quiet laugh. So sorry not to have been able to attend her funeral service. We are praying for you. May you know those Everlasting Arms holding you up in your loss. Much love, Paul, Jeanne, John Paul, & Neely
Paul and Jeanne Bell Mar 16 2011 12:00 AM
JIMMY, I am sorry to hear of the lost of your mother,just wanted to let you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow,Wanda Beasley Elliott
Wanda Elliott Mar 12 2011 12:00 AM
Jim and family, sending you gentleness and sympathy. I believe all our goodness, light and music continues. -one of your fans, Judy C-S
Judy C-S Mar 12 2011 12:00 AM
Jim, Becky, and Mark, Your mom was an elegant, talented, gracious lady in every sense. I was truly blessed to be a part of her life in Carlisle. She leaves quite a legacy for you, and all who knew and loved her. She touched so many lives through her endearing smile, her gift of music, her teaching and in every aspect of her life. She was certainly a woman of virtue as spoken about in Proverbs 31. She will always live in our hearts. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May God comfort you with His presence, and wonderful memories of your mom. Love, Ruth
Ruth Hill Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
Becky and Jim: Kids, I am sorry that you lost your mom and dad. I had not seen them (or you) in many years. This dates us all (but the good part is that it makes us and your folks 45 years younger): my memories are of riding the bus to your house after school in Charlotte for my music lesson with your happy, smiling mom. Becky, we would listen to your Beatles records and Jimmy would run around and generally be a pest. You, your mom and dad will always be those happy, smiling people in my memory, like friends we lose track of for decades until high school reunions. Great people, your parents! Great memories!
David Bordsen Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the music, light and joy your mother brought to our lives.
Michelle Bowe Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Jim, There's nothing like the love of a mother, I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, sending you comfort and Herd love. Mary
Mary Hansen Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
"I'll be home and I'll be free..." Dear Jim, You will find that your mom's love is forever with you. Thoughts & prayers for you and your family. Love, Jan
Jan Edmondson Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
Jimmy and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful mother. I know she will stay near you in her spiritual form. When you feel her presence, know that she is there. consider saving a chair for her at holiday gatherings and play her favorite music when you feel her close. She must have been an amazing woman to raise you and your sister. My heart aches for you and I send you white healing light and lots of love. candye kane
candye kane Mar 11 2011 12:00 AM
Jim and Becky, May you know the Lord's presence and care in these days following your mother's death. She was a special lady. I sang in the church choir under your mom's direction as an Erskine student and remember her fondly. She did have a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful smile. With love and sympathy, Ruth
Ruth Ratterree Oates Mar 10 2011 12:00 AM