Barbara McGlothlin Byne
Barbara died on September 15, 2021 from COVID.
She was born on February 23, 1953 in Tazewell, Virginia to Bob and Shirley McGlothlin. Her military family traveled extensively, and she graduated from high school in Puerto Rico after also attending high schools in Spain and Louisiana. Following high school, she attended Pensacola Junior College on a track scholarship and obtained her Radiologic Technologist degree in Roanoke, Virginia.
In 1976, she married Edmund G. Byne, Jr. in Virginia and moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she stayed home to raise her 2 children, Katherine and Edmund. After moving to Georgia in 1984, she worked for Operation Mobilization, a global Christian book distributor and subsequently taught computer science at a local Christian school. She also served on mission committees and taught Bible classes at several local churches. Most recently, she led a women’s ministry for 18 years at Overcomer’s Outreach in Martinez helping hurting, abused, black belt co-dependent and broken women. This type of ministry was her passion. She instilled God’s unconditional love and helped others realize that you don’t have a soul, you are a soul; you have a body. Barbara believed that ultimately, we are all just walking each other home.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Katherine (Brad) DeLaigle, and a son, Edmund G. Byne III (Kim), as well as her grandchildren, Samuel and Sara DeLaigle and EB and Fletcher Byne, nieces and nephew. She is also survived by her father, Bob (Elizabeth Jean) McGlothlin of Roanoke, Virginia and a sister, Sharon McGlothlin of Phoenix, Arizona. Her family and grandchildren were the loves of her life, as well as her ministry. She was praying constantly for her friends and family. The most important person in her life was her Savior, Jesus Christ. She enjoyed books, travel, and mission trips and felt most at-home at the beach. Her Cherokee heritage was a source of pride.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her honesty, transparency, truthfulness, candor, and simple childlike trust endeared her to everyone. In her was no guile.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Faith Christian Academy, at 726 Highway 24, Waynesboro, GA 30830 OR Overcomers Outreach, 3850 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.
Dr. Byne, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ, Virginia Garrett, Wrens, GA. (Dr. Ford’s office).