GRAY - Rosa Beatrice Bridges Barton, Gray, was born to David Albert & Mary Louise Moore Bridges in Jefferson County, Tennessee and passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. She died peacefully at home after a very challenging year of illness.

She was married to Walter Everett Barton for fifty-seven years. They lived almost all their lives in Johnson City. She retired from the VA to care for him as he battled cancer. They faithfully attended Y Free Will Baptist Church as long as physically able.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, three sons-in-law, one grandson and one great grandson.

She is survived by her daughters: Janie Feathers of Johnson City, Shelia Bowlin of Gray and Bandy Tester of Erwin. She also leaves one brother: Ernest Inman and his wife Sue of Charleston, Mississippi, one sister: Karen Moore of Gray, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The phrase “A servant’s heart” certainly described our Mama. She was a beautiful, Christian Lady who always put others above herself. To say we were blessed to be her children is such an understatement.

A cousin recently said these beautiful words of her, “She has sown so many seeds of love, she will never be gone”. “Thank You” Mama, for being you.

Burial will be private. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Barton family.