Barbara Nell Beck, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2011. She was a resident at Life Care Center of Gray.
She was born in Rome, Georgia, on January 26, 1924, and lived most of her life in Miami, Florida. Upon retirement she moved to Johnson City and resided here for over 23 years. She was a member of Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church and the Solon Gentry Sunday School class.
Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death, as well as her husband and grandson, Michael.
She is survived by her three children: Susan, in Lafayette, Colorado, Joan and her husband, David, in Bristol, Virginia, and Scott and his wife, Rubye, in Johnson City; six grandchildren: Paul, Jessica, Marrikka, Caleb, Emily and Claire; and five great-grandchildren: Jordan, Jakob, Michael, Luke and Vivienne.
She was a loving, caring and giving person who, as a last act of giving, donated her body to the Anatomical Gift Program at the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.
Consequently, there will be no funeral service but a memorial service will be held at Tetrick Funeral Home in Johnson City, date and time to be determined.
Please visit the Tetrick website at www.TerickFuneralHome.com for specific information.
In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to her favorite charitable organization, Good Samaritan Ministries of Johnson City, 100 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601.