Mary Barnard

Mary E. Barnard (Young)

October 20, 1939 - July 18, 2020
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Mary Ellen Young Barnard, 80, of Rose Bud, celebrated her heavenly entrance on July
18th, 2020, with her children by her side. She died in her daughter Diane’s home in
Vilonia from complications related to a stroke. She was in Hospice Care for six months. We are very appreciative of the love and care that the nurses gave to her. She was born
October 20, 1939, in McClelland, Arkansas to Assemblies of God ministers John and
Mary Young, whom she joined in Heaven.

Mary, joined her sweet husband, Jasper and special daughter Mary Jane when she
moved to her new home without pain. What a wonderful reunion that must have been.
We can see them strolling down the streets of Gold. She was also joined by her sisters,
Wilma Holder and Lois Askins; brothers, Tom Young and Johnny Young.
She leaves her two daughters, Diane Casey (Mike), Thelma Lou (Doug), and two sons
Darrel (Kathy), Ron Barnard (Karen), ten grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren, five
sisters, Bobbie Bowerman, Reta Caldwell, Patsy Holdges, Thelma Morgan, and Marg
Moore, to keep telling others about Jesus.

She was a treasured Rose Bud school teacher and loved her job.

She was a faithful member of Legacy Faith AG church plant and influenced the lives of
everyone she met. She Intentionally lived out a life with unwavering faith in the
knowledge that God would be with her though any difficulties in her path. We hold a
huge appreciation and amazement at her lifetime of positive influence on everyone that
her life touched! She will be missed.

Because of Covid-19, Mary’s Memorial service will be a video tribute put together by her
family and live streamed August 8th at 10 am. All other services will be held privately.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign the online guestbook at
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April Jenkins

Posted at 12:17pm
Mary Barnard was so caring and devoted to her parents, husband, and children; and in describing her, "care" and "devotion" mean much more than just how someone feels toward those around them. To Aunt Mary, "care" and "devotion" meant long, physically and emotionally difficult nights spent loving and meeting the needs of her aging parents and disabled child. That side of who she was is what my brother and I remember most about her from our family trips to Rosebud during our childhoods. When one of her sons, my cousin Ron, and his family were visiting our church in Harrison, Arkansas during his recovery from a life-threatening accident, I remember him describing how God had taken him from his rural background in Enola, Arkansas to reach people in so many parts of the world, and how he couldn't have done that without the support of loving parents. From the way that all her children spoke of their mom's positive role in their life experiences, it was clear that Aunt Mary was someone who cared for them in an attentive, real, hard-work kind of way. I know that her life had much further impacts than simply what my brother and I saw when visiting as kids. Her family, fellow church members, and all others who knew her saw her care and devotion in action in her life.

-April (Moore) Jenkins and Philip Moore

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Posted at 03:06pm
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Posted at 07:00am
Mary's life, prayers and influence impacted countless people in VA, NC & Africa for Jesus. Her impact will ripple into eternity and we are thankful.
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Posted at 11:48pm
My first memories of Mary was at Baldwin Piano Company in 1970. We were in the same tuning department. I had seen the Young sisters and family sing before. Mary was a Christian lady who loved her family. She loved her Jasper. He would pick her up at work and they sat as close as newlyweds. We both quit at Baldwin and sort of lost contact for a while. Much to my surprise and delight I saw her again. We both were going to college at UCA to become teachers. I was 28 years old and a mother to kids in elementary school and Mary was about 38 years old with kids as well. She went to teach at Rose Bud and I taught at Quitman for the next 24 years. I did get to see Mary at a special event at her church. She always had a great smile and shining blue eyes. I am glad to call her friend and Sister-in-Christ!!! I will get to see her again, that is the blessed hope we can claim! Amen

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