On Monday, September 23, Matushka Barbara Townsend, wife of Archpriest John Townsend (rector of St. Mary of Egypt Church in Roswell (Atlanta), GA), reposed in the Lord. She was 77 years old.
Matushka Barbara, known to parishioners as Matushka Brigid, married Fr. John in 1967. They had one daughter, Katherine.
Matushka Barbara will be brought to St. Mary of Egypt Church on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. The panihida will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by the reading the Psalter. Anyone who wishes is invited to participate.
The funeral will take place in St. Mary of Egypt Church on Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM. The burial will take place at Glorious Ascension Monastery in Resaca, GA around 1:30 PM, followed by a memorial repast at St. Mary Church.
Memory Eternal to the newly reposed handmaid of God Barbara!