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Barbara Sanders Lucy

October 21, 1944 — November 18, 2023

Abingdon, VA

Abingdon, VA - Barbara Jean Sanders Lucy of Abingdon Virginia passed away on November 18, 2023, at Ballad Hospice House. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mae Sanders, and her father, James Roy Sanders, as well as her sister-in-law Susan Sanders. She was the granddaughter of the late Jim and Mae Sanders and Estel and Susie McGhee.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Calvin Lucy; her son, Eric Lucy, and wife Sara Lucy; her two beloved grandsons, Braeden and Tristan; brother, Terry Sanders; nephew Ryan Sanders; niece, Sarah Sanders; several uncles and aunts, and many cousins.

Barbara was a graduate of Rich Valley High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and her master’s degree from Virginia Tech. Barbara was well known in the educational community for more than 50 years as a teacher, coach, and career coach. She started teaching in Haysi, Virginia and spent the bulk of her career at Abingdon High School where she also coached volleyball alongside her lifelong friend, Judy Wallace. Barbara was active in her Church, and the Church of God ministries throughout her life, and walked closely with her Lord and Savior.

Visitation with the family will be held 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.  A memorial service will follow with Pastor Ronnie Thompson and Pastor Bob Shupe officiating. Barbara’s ashes will be interred at Forest Hills Memory Gardens.

The family would like to thank all those who cared for Barbara during her illness including the Island Road Cancer Center, Abingdon Internal Medicine, the Ballad Hospice House and many others. In lieu of flowers donations to Chatham Hill First Church of God, C/O Elizabeth Fergeson, 146 W. Coyner Ave, Marion VA 24354 or to the charity, Virginia College Access Network, VirginiaCAN.org in her name.

The family of Barbara Sanders Lucy is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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