Barbara Maxine Youngblood, 77, of Center

Barbara Maxine Youngblood, 77, of Center, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019, in Center.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Clifton Hughes officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Center.

Mrs. Youngblood was born March 30, 1941, in Shelby County, to Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson.  Barbara was a loving, devoted, exceptional wife, mother and nanny.  She and her husband, Jimmy, were married on November 10, 1961, and enjoyed 57 years together.  Their union brought forth 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, with another due in July 2019.

Barbara spent her life taking care of her family and making absolutely sure everyone around her was comfortable and certainly well-fed.  She and Jimmy loved camping and took Ronnie and Becky all over the United States on vacations.  Her favorite place was the mountains of Colorado.  She worked for many years at Center ISD and loved all the students and her coworkers.  She and Sandy Hudspeth formed a special bond that would last forever. 

Barbara’s family had game nights regularly, and her favorite game was UNO.  However, nobody wanted to sit next to her because she became a woman possessed.  Her favorite target was her daughter-in-law, Margaret.

Barbara leaves behind family and friends who love her dearly and will miss her tremendously.  But, she is now smiling down on everyone as she walks with her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Youngblood of Center; children, Ronnie Youngblood and wife Margaret of Center, Beck Elliott and husband Puncho of Huxley; grandchildren, Joni Youngblood of Shelbyville, Koby Youngblood and wife Alyssa of Shelbyville, Michael Elliott of Huxley and girlfriend Julie Spivey of Warren; great grandchildren, Sabryn, Cade, Kambry, Izzy, Guner, Deacon, and #7 due in July; sister, Sandra Harkness and husband Billy of Center.

Preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Johnson and Addie Gillis Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Michael Elliott, Roby Youngblood, Guner Youngblood, Cade Collins, Tyler Windham, Brian Harkness, Benny Baugh, and Stan Jones.  Honorary pallbearers will be Scooter Hughes, Shane Hughes, Lee Hughes, Tommy Henry, and Terry Henry.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com