Barbara Ruth Lane Deakin, 76, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in the early hours on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Amicasa Hospice & Home Care. Her family had been at her side in the hours preceding her passing.
Mrs. Deakin was born in Canton, Illinois, on December 4, 1945. She was the daughter of Eddie and Georgia Lane and had spent most of her life either in her native Illinois or as a longtime Georgia resident. She attended Farmington High School, where early on, she met her sweetheart and the love of her life, B. Glenn Deakin, and they were married in July 14, 1963, shortly after they both graduated. She prided herself on her household, and raising her two sons. Once her boys were older, she worked in various office capacities and enjoyed her work.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, celebrating every holiday, loving her cat Misty, and watching movies with popcorn. Family was Barbara’s priority. She was always there for her sons and grandchildren and took great pride in their achievements.
She had many longtime friends from all across the county as she and her husband Glenn had lived in several places east of the Mississippi River during his career. Many knew something was not right when they did not receive her prompt annual Christmas card by early in December. She was a longtime member of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Georgia (Howard) Lane; her husband, B. Glenn Deakin; her brother Jared (Jed) Lane, and her sister, Susan (Sue) Van Houten. She is survived by her sons, Douglas (spouse Georgia) Deakin and Brian (spouse Sherry) Deakin; and her grandchildren, William, Tyler, Jackson, Matthew (spouse Rachel), Luke and Ellie.
Per her wishes, the family is planning a small, family-only service sometime after her cremation. Part of her ashes will be scattered with her husband’s in a Memorial Garden at their church; the balance of their remains with be set free in the ocean near Destin, Florida, a favorite spot of theirs for decades.