A celebration of life service for Barbara Lynn Slate, 75, of Cumberland Furnace, TN, will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Sykes Funeral Home. Brother. David Mackens will officiate. Interment will follow at the First Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery where she will be laid to rest alongside her late husband, Dwight Slate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Barbara was born March 25, 1947 in Commerce, Texas to James and Opal Taylor Brumley. She was received into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on June 11, 2022. Barbara retired from Jay Garment as a seamstress supervisor and enjoyed volunteering at the Cumberland Furnace Community Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing dominoes and gardening flowers.
Besides her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by her sister, Shirley Gilbert. Barbara is survived by her children, James “Jimmy” Slate and Bridgitte (Mark) Wright; brother, David Brumley; grandchildren: Tiffany, Cody, Zachary, Taylor and Joey; and 7 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.