OBITUARY

Barbara McAbee West

February 27, 1937February 17, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Barbara McAbee West, age 81 of Jackson, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

She was born on February 27, 1937 in Paris, TN, the daughter of the late Cole Blease and Jessie Phelps McAbee. She retired from Wal-Mart in South Jackson after 28 years of management. She was the manager that closed the original South Wal-Mart and cut the ribbon for the re-opening in the new location further down Highway 45 South. She was Baptist in belief.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. West Sr., and two grandchildren.

She is survived by Stepmother Faye McAbee, daughters Elane Nunley (Bert) and Lisa West, sons James West (Valerie) and Bryce West, sisterss Nancy House (Andy), and Tookie Day (Tommy), seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10 am - 12 pm at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with the funeral service following at 12 pm. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Thursday, February 21, 2019
REMEMBERING

Barbara McAbee West

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Deanna Mccrudden

February 21, 2019

Babs was one of the strongest, most amazing woman, I have ever known. It was such a pleasure to have had this lovely woman in my life. She will be missed by all.

Ann Tilghman

February 20, 2019

The losing of a dear love one is very hard to deal with, but it is very important to cherish the many happy memories that you have shared together and to celebrate a life well lived. May God sustain you at this time of such great loss. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return you dear one to you. It is very important to search the scriptures to see what it has to say. It reeds like this. " And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

Selena Etheridge

February 19, 2019

I didn't know she and my Mother shared the same birthday, maybe that is why she took me under her wing. She was everyone's second Moma! I just wan't everyone to know this lady was the best of the best if you did your job, she would make sure you succeeded! I Love You, and thank you for all you did for me, and 393!




Gwen Frame

February 19, 2019

Baba was the sweetest assistant manager that I've had in all my ears of working at Walmart. When I was sick and had to call in she would tell me not to worry and just focus on getting well.One day she learned that I was going to Lamberts in Sikeston and she said please bring me one of their rolls Before I left Lamberts I purchased a dozen freshly made rolls. When I gave them to her,you would have thought I had gave her gold !!! She loved those rolls!! The last time I saw her she was at a restaurant with several other of her friends obviously having a fun time! I'm so glad I gave her a hug and told her that I loved her!! RIP Babs,save a place for me!!

Mike and Nancy Moorehead

February 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Kimberly Carroll

February 18, 2019

Ms B was a special friend and assistant manager. My mother and I worked at Walmart 393. Share a lot of memories. Every Sunday night that I was working and Ms B was closing I would get called to the office. She would give me 5.00 and a smile that was for a Wendy frosty She would put that black coat on and sit in the break room and we would enjoy our frosty. She always had an ear to listen good or bad and had a heart of gold. She sent me and my mother home one night because I was working with a high fever. Ms B will always have a place in our heart
We love you
Frances and Kim “Kimbo” Carroll

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY