Barbara Brothers Cairns

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 21, 1957

Departed on May 13, 2019 and resided in Fairview, Tennessee

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Barbara Lynn Brothers Cairns of Fairview, TN passed away at home, after an extended illness, on May 13, 2019.

Barbara was born on December 21, 1957 in Nashville, TN to Ann Huddleston Brothers and the late Mack Prater Brothers III.

In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her husband T. Morgan Cairns of Fairview, her sons John Clay Jessup and Julian Carter Jessup of Fairview, her daughter Amina Grace Beard (Cory) of Havelock, NC and her two grandchildren, Joel Cash Jessup and Juno Chanel Jessup both of Fairview. She is also survived by her brothers William Cunningham Brothers of Nashville and Mack Prater Brothers IV (Robyn) of Marshfield, MA and by her sister Martha Brothers Duff (Gill) of Nashville as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to her father, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Clay West Huddleston Brothers of Nashville. She was also preceded by her paternal and maternal grandparents, Mack Prater Brothers Jr., Sarah White Cunningham Brothers, Clay West Huddleston and Lola Smith Huddleston, respectively, all of Nashville.

She graduated from The Ensworth School and Harpeth Hall School and received her degree in veterinary technology from Columbia State Community College.

Barbara served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children. She was a foster parent and advocated for the adoption of teenagers. Barbara was a volunteer for children with special needs through Can Do Kids of Grace Chapel Church in Franklin, TN. Most recently, she was employed as a bookkeeper for Artists in Christian Testimony International in Brentwood, TN.

She enjoyed a lifelong passion for animals. She especially loved horses, in particular her beloved Huckleberry. Barbara was also an avid reader, stained glass artist and painter.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Can Do Kids at Grace Chapel Church in Franklin.

A celebration of life service will be Wednesday, May 29, 3:00 pm at Grace Chapel Church, 3279 Southhall Rd. Franklin, TN 37064; a reception will follow the service.

12 Comments to Barbara Brothers Cairns

  1. Anne Kambourian
    May 14, 2019 9:24 pm

    Prayers and healing Blessings to The Cairns and Brothers Family🙏 Rest In Peace Barbara Lynn. You will be welcomed home by your Father and Baby Brother🌺

  2. Kathy Santa Ana
    May 15, 2019 8:27 am

    What a beautiful life she lived. We will miss her, but I’m thankful she is whole and healthy and now living a glorious life!

  3. Ingrid & Steve Turner
    May 15, 2019 9:22 am

    Martha and family—we are so saddened to hear of the loss of your sister. She sounds like she was an amazing woman who cared deeply for others, and clearly will be missed terribly. We are thinking of all of you.

    Ingrid, Steve, Jackson and Isabel

  4. Christine Palmer
    May 15, 2019 9:48 am

    Martha and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Boy, do I have happy memories of your sister and family.

    Love and prayers for peace during this time,
    Christy and the entire Carell/Palmer family

  5. Brenda Slanga
    May 15, 2019 10:26 am

    Keeping you in my prayers..May she be a peace now, and the wonderful memories you made together will keep you strong and love in your heart.

  6. Jeraldene Bloom Stephenson
    May 15, 2019 11:09 am

    Although I only met Barbara when Clay and Aubrey were married, I was always impressed at her grace and graciousness. My condolences to the entire family.

  7. Betsy Heimermann.
    May 15, 2019 2:28 pm

    From LIFE TO LIFE!!! Barbara is in the arms
    Of Jesus . She had just gone before us and in a short
    Time , we will all be together . Morgan , we always
    Talk about how you have walked this journey
    With amazing faith . You have inspired us !!!
    Jesus is so proud of you ! Be encouraged that you
    Are loved !!!

  8. Marti Alexander-Bingham
    May 15, 2019 7:05 pm

    You were an inspiration,Barb. Your faith and courage were evident. Rest in peace.

  9. Carrie H Nobles`
    May 16, 2019 12:41 pm

    Dear Barbara Lynn, rest in peace in Heaven. Your struggles are over now, and all is well. You lived a wonderful life and shall be missed by all of us.

  10. Helen Davis Alexander
    May 16, 2019 4:34 pm

    My heart is broken for sweet-sweet Ann and all the Brothers Family. May Our Savior Jesus hold Barbara Lynn in the palm of His hand.
    My love and prayers are with all.
    Helen Davis Alexander
    Franklin, TN

  11. Ross Massey
    May 17, 2019 10:49 pm

    We had mutual friends and shared memories from the 1970’s. We enjoyed sharing some of them when she was at St. Thomas a decade ago. I kidded her about Betty Banner saying she was moving to historic Fairview.

  12. Lanie Taylor
    May 19, 2019 5:50 pm

    Sweet Barbara. You will be missed my friend. Your laugh, the twinkle in your eyes when you really enjoyed something, your passion for what you really cared about. Your stories you would tell. Your love for your family. To your family I send my deepest condolences. Barbara was special and I’m so sorry for your pain. She would smile, give a hug, and tell you that it’s going to be okay.

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