She was born on Nov. 8, 1937, in Miami, Fla., to the late Rev. Dewey Herndon and June Taylor Herndon.
She was a member of Mount Olive Church of God in Cleveland.
As a young woman, she attended Lee Academy, the high school division of Lee College. She was a loving and caring pastor’s wife for 40 years with her husband, Gary, in Florida. In addition to being a devoted spouse, she was a church musician, past president of Christian women’s club, and will forever be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one sister, Darlene Herndon.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 56 years, the Rev. Gary Dansby of Cleveland; mother, June Taylor Herndon of Fort Pierce, Fla.; brother, Bo Herndon of Fort Pierce; three sons: the Rev. Dale Dansby of Mayo, Fla., and wife, Debbie, Duane Dansby of Zebulon, Ga., and wife, Rene, Kevin Dansby of Cleveland, and wife, Kristen; nephew, Greg Herndon of LeHigh Acres, Fla.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held today, May 5, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Mount Olive Church of God.
Interment will immediately follow the service at Mount Olive Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials and donations be made in Barbara’s name to Lee University Department of Music.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Barbara or your condolences with her family at her online guest book located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Dansby family with these arrangements.