Barbara Burns Truelove, 87, of Sanford passed away peacefully on September 8, 2021 surrounded by her family at her home.
She was born in Lee County on June 13, 1934 to the late Jesse Burns and Vallie Burns Fowler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Truelove. Mrs. Truelove worked at Mack’s Offices in Accounts Payable and was a lifetime member of East Sanford Baptist Church.
Surviving relatives include her son, Eddie Truelove and Leigh Ann of Sanford; two daughters, Susan Bonardi and John of Sanford and Terri Parrish and Jimmy of Sanford; grandchildren, Lauren Williams, Brad Parrish, Taylor Truelove, Samuel Truelove, Joshua Bonardi, and Caleb Bonardi; great-grandchildren, Eliza Williams, Parrish Williams, James Bonardi, Bailey Bonardi, Layla Parrish, and Emma Shaw Parrish.
The funeral will be held Friday, September 10, 2021, 2PM at East Sanford Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Ray and Pastor Robbie Gibson presiding. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Enrichment Center of Sanford and/or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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