Barbara Spangler
Barbara Spangler
  • January 11, 1961 - September 9, 2016
  • Cross Lanes, West Virginia

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Barbara Jean (BJ) Lively Spangler, 55, of Cross Lanes, passed away Friday, Sept. 9th, 2016 after a long, hard fought battle with ovarian cancer, to go to the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was surrounded by her family, while holding hands with her soul mate, best friend and the love of her life, her husband Jerry.

BJ was born January 11th, 1961 to Leonard Ray Lively and Deloris Jean Odell Lively. She was a graduate of Charleston High School, class of 1978, where she played basketball. Her basketball skills lead to several scholarship offers.

She began her career with C&P Telephone in 1979. Her career spanned through the changes to Bell Atlantic, then Verizon, from which she retired in 2010. After a year of retirement and traveling extensively with Jerry, she began her second career with Focus One Medical Billing Center, where she became fast friends with the owner and the employees. BJ’s personality allowed her to gain friends wherever she worked and socialized.

BJ was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church of Sissonville. She loved spending worship and fellowship time with her church family.

BJ was predeceased by her parents and sister, Susan Robinson. She leaves behind to mourn her passing, her loving husband of 19 years, Jerry, during which time they enjoyed entertaining and having great pool parties for their friends and family.

Additional survivors include her sister, Martha Pierson of Charleston, her two brothers, John Lively (Katie) of Charleston and Stephen Lively (Elizabeth) of Chicago. She is also survived by her step son, Wayne Spangler (Penny) of Pratt and her step-daughter, Amy Chapman (David) of Kimberly; granddaughter, Monica Chapman; special grandson, Jordan Spangler; brother-in-law, Jimmy Robinson; and two half-sisters, Jenny Chase and Eileen Bare. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and one great-great nephew along with a very special family friend, Richard Aliff.

Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 2016 at 2:00pm at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Rd., Cross Lanes, WV 25313, with the Rev. Kevin Bartlett officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, Sept. 12th, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00pm at the Funeral Home and one hour prior to service on Tues. Interment will follow at Montgomery Memorial Park, London, WV.

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