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Saturday, April 15, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Mrs. Carolyn “Jill” Laughridge Barr, 86, of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Barr was born January 31, 1936, in Surry County, to the late Charles “Vernon” and Mary “Grace” Hiatt Laughridge. Jill was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be dearly missed. Before retirement, she was the Assistant Director of Intramural Sports at the University of South Florida and a real estate agent at Louise Taylor Realty for many years. Additionally, Jill was a lifetime member of Haymore Memorial Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laura Barr and Kenneth Woods; two grandsons and their wives, Christopher and Ashlea Eakin and Michael and Ashley Siner; a step-granddaughter and her husband, Maggie and Josh Miller; and a longtime friend, Terri Williamson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barr was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Robert Barr; and a granddaughter, Carolina Eakin. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Oakdale Cemetery on North Main Street in Mount Airy, with Brother Sammy Lawson officiating. No formal visitation will be held at the funeral home; however, a visitation will be held after the service at her home. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration at her home after the service and request casual attire with spring colors. A special thank you is extended to her son-in-law, Kenneth, for the care given to Jill during her illness and her girls, Mary, Felicia, Terry, Debra, and Linda. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Stokes County Animal Shelter, 1999 Sizemore Road, Germanton, NC 27019, something very dear to her heart (animal rescue); or any animal rescue of the donor’s choice. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is serving the Barr family.