Barbara J. Hollenbeck, 89, of Binghamton, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on May 17, 2021. Barbara joins; her husband, Lloyd who passed Aug. 30, 2005, her parents Chester B. and Byrdie C Wight; and her brother, Phillip Ray Wight. She was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Laura Hollenbeck, Blodgett Mills, NY. She is survived by; her son, Mitchell Lloyd Hollenbeck and Karen DeVane-Hollenbeck; one daughter, Michelle (Shelly) Steward, Binghamton, brother, C. Allen and Martha Wight of NC; she was blessed 3 grandchildren, Wanisha Lynn Hollenbeck; Tiffaney Heather Steward; and Christopher Lloyd Hollenbeck; 5 great-grand-daughters; 1 great-grandson, several nephews and cousins.
In Barbara and Lloyd’s 50 year marriage they traveled extensively in the US and Europe, summertime was Rodeo’s in TX & WY, winters were Season Hockey tickets to Binghamton AHL teams. Barbara worked as a private secretary, Copy-writer, and Retail buyer for Fowler’s in Binghamton, 15 years for Drazen’s and sold Tupperware and Avon. She was a woman of compassion, courage, creativity and faith. She was a member of Conklin Ave First Baptist Church since 1970, taught Sunday School, compiled the Bulletin, leader of “Believers and Promise circle”, Decon, and President of American Baptist Women at CAFB, and President of Friendship Circle Club for 30 years. Barbara loved all people and was a very out-going person. She was a woman of faith and glorified Jesus at every opportunity and gave Jesus credit for all the miracles given her in her unhealthy life. She was a devoted Bible and book reader, wrote poems, crafted with Oils, Pastels and many crafts in her life time. She has a large and breathtaking Angel and chickens collection from over 50 years. Wish to say Barbara had a saying “Blossom where you are planted and praise your Lord and Savior for all in you life, Do not take all for granted.”
Funeral services will be held 11am Tuesday May 25, 2021 at Conklin Ave First Baptist Church 91 Baldwin St., Binghamton, NY 13903 with Pastor Steve Chastain and Pastor John Pooler officiating. Interment will be private next to Lloyd at Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online at www.SavageFS.com. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Conklin Ave First Baptist Church 91 Baldwin St., Bing., NY 13903, Meals on Wheels, or Faith in Action @ Office for Aging. with. Arrangements were entrusted SAVAGE-Demarco Funeral Service, 338-344 Conklin Ave, Binghamton 13903.
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