Barbara Sue (Peek) Hanley
May 31, 1933 – April 13, 2020
Barbara Sue (Peek) Hanley passed away on April 13, 2020 at her home in Helotes, Texas at the age of 86. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 31, 1933. After she graduated from Hope Smith High School Magna Cum Laude, she then went on to Nursing School, eventually earning her Masters in Public Health from Emory University having a long career including Director of Nursing for Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence, Louisiana, Nurse Practitioner for West Alabama Health Services in Eutaw, Alabama, Nursing Instructor at Hammond Area Vocational School and Southeastern Louisiana University. She ended her career at the age of 85 as a Course Coordinator for the Nurse Re-Entry Programs at Austin Community College Health Professions Institute. She loved her favorite desserts of key lime pie and flan. She would make fruitcake cookies every Christmas that actually tasted good. She loved the beach, especially the one at Amicalola Falls in Georgia. She preferred NPR to radio and TV, and was even known to get involved in local politics on occasion.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald T. Hanley, M.D., her brother James Peek and her brother Glen Peek.
She is lovingly remembered by her brother, Donald Peek and his wife Della, her son Michael P. Hanley and his wife Sherri, her son Donald T. Hanley Jr. and his wife Becky, her daughter Celia A. Hanley (Tucker) and her husband David, her son James Lambert and his wife Barbara. Her Grandchildren Gloria Christina Hanley, Andrew Donovan Hanley, Brian Chancellor Hanley, Celia Michelle Hanley, Curtis Justice Ramstedt, Connor Edward Ramstedt, Patricia Marie Hanley (Moock) and her husband Clay, William Terry Hanley, Shawn Michael Tucker and his wife Katie, Shea Hanley Tucker, Travis Lambert, Caroline Lambert. Her great grandchildren Sylvia Marie Blackwell, Hanna Grace Moock, Lawson Hanley Moock, Rose Marie Tucker, Jack Thornton Tucker.
She had many nieces and nephews, some of whom lived with her at various times in their lives, because they knew she would provide them with unconditional love when they needed it most.
Barbara left a legacy of Love and Service. Described by those who knew her as a “force of nature.”
There will be a memorial gathering in Georgetown, Texas and a graveside service in Bossier City, Louisiana at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 411 W Charles St, Hammond, Louisiana 70401.
Condolences to the family may be sent to: The Hanley Family 9467 Camino Venado, Helotes, Texas 78023 Or E-mailed to Michael Hanley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebration of Life
Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home
Barbara Sue (Peek) Hanley
April 28, 2020
I was fortunate to have known Barbara Hanley when we both taught Nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, LA) decades ago. Although we were based on different campuses, I recall working with Barbara on courses & committees. She was witty, knowledgeable, collegial and a very positive influence on students & faculty. I do recall how much she was looking forward to moving to be closer to family. My sincere sympathy goes to her extended family & friends - may she Rest In Peace.
In gratitude for having known this special woman,
Baton Rouge, LA