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Barbara Sparks

November 10, 1943 — September 15, 2021

Crestwood

Barbara Jane Sparks (Young) of Crestwood, Kentucky passed away suddenly on September 15, 2021 at the age of 77.  Born on November 10, 1943 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Laura and Jack Young. Barbara graduated from Bowling Green Business College and attended Western University where she participated in drill team. Barbara’s life was one of service to the community and her Church.  For years she was the official local office supply store where customers knew they could come for service, smiles and a few candies in their bags.  She always went the extra mile for everyone.  She gave generously, more than she had to, and never turned a needy soul away.  Barbara was an animal lover that had many pet pets in her life. She loved Square Dancing to Sparky's calling.  She was passionate about her volunteer work at New Hope Baptist Church, as well as serving at the Republican Party as Precinct Co-Captain. Barbara was proud to be picked as Crestwood Elementary’s Volunteer of the year. Survived by her beloved husband Lloyd George Sparks. Devoted mother of J.D. Sparks (Yuko) and Karan Sparks. Cherished grandmother of Manabu, Rosalie, Kenta and Isabella. Dear sister of Donna Glore (Mike Glore), John Young (Laura Young). Nephews Arron Young, Ocean Robert Michael Bowling and Niece Laurie Morgan (Paul).  Preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Jeffrey Young. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9 am until the Memorial Service at 11 am, all at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home East, 11601 Ballardsville Rd. Louisville, KY 40241. A gathering to celebrate Barbara’s life will immediately follow at New Hope Baptist Church. If desired, memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to New Hope Baptist Church 5705 Old Floydsburg Road, Crestwood, KY 40014.

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, November 6, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Louisville Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home East

11601 Ballardsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Louisville Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home East

11601 Ballardsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40241

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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