Barbara Washburn

May 24, 1954 - May 1, 2024
Barbara  Washburn

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Barbara Anne Jones Washburn, lovingly known as Barbara, passed away on Wednesday May 1, 2024, in her hometown of Wilmington, NC.

Born on May 24, 1954, Barbara lived a vibrant and exciting life as a military spouse filled with love, laughter and travel, leaving behind cherished memories for those who knew her. She was a graduate of John T. Hoggard High School class of 1972, and then of UNC Wilmington.

At the age of 69, Barbara embarked on her final journey, succumbing to natural causes.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Vance and Mary Hall Jones.

Barbara is survived by her devoted husband, Benjamin Washburn, and their two sons, Benjamin and Andrew Washburn. She also leaves behind her brothers Roland and Jim Jones, sister Susan J. Hunter, and six adoring grandchildren: Emma, Carrie, Lucy, Camille, Megan, and Maddie Washburn.

Barbara’s spirit will forever be remembered by those she touched, and her lively personality will be dearly missed.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday May 7, 2024 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A private family burial will take place following the service.

In loving memory of Barbara Anne Jones Washburn, may she rest in eternal peace.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099




Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
11:00 AM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • May 09, 2024
    Cecilia Quirarte-Ortiz says:
    Ben, Marla and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how you feel when you lose a loved one. I only hope that you will find comfort in knowing she's in a better place. Sending thoughtful prayers and condolences to you and your family. May God cover you in his love and grace always and during this difficult time. Cecilia

  • May 09, 2024
    Cecilia Quirarte-Ortiz says:
    Ben, Marla and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how you feel when you lose a loved one. I only hope you will find comfort in knowing that she's in a better place. Sending thoughtful prayers and condolences during this difficult time. May God cover you in prayers and love. Cecilia Quirarte-Ortiz

  • May 08, 2024
    Lisa Rice says:
    My dear friend~ I shall miss our movie times, our most honest talks and silly jokes. We supported each other during trying times ~ we knew we could depend on each other. I miss you Barbara and you’ll be with me always. Lisa 💗

  • May 07, 2024
    Hello Choo says:
    Ben, I am so sorry about your loss of Barbara. May God to be with you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • May 07, 2024
    Hello Choo and family says:
    Ben and the family, We are so sorry about your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.