Barbara Horn Joiner

Barbara Horn Joiner

Barbara Horn Joiner, age 84, of Columbiana, born March 3, 1932, passed away Friday, Nov. 18.

Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with Dr. Mike Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Gardens. Bolton Funeral Home is directing.

Mrs. Joiner is a graduate of Shelby County High School and the University of Alabama. She came home to Shelby County to teach at Chelsea High School and Shelby County High School.

Mrs. Joiner is a celebrated author, speaker, teacher, and missionary. She published nine books and authored numerous magazine publications for Dimension, Missions Mosaic, and Accent. Her speaking accomplishments include speaking in all 50 states, Bangladesh, Canada, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Germany, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Yemen. Mrs. Joiner also led many mission trips for the youth of her church, First Baptist Church of Columbiana. Her favorite mission trip was the Migrant Camp, which she started in 1969 and continues to this day.

Mrs. Joiner was a teacher for Women’s Missionary Union in Glorieta and Ridgecrest, a member of the Alabama Women’s Missionary Union where she served as chair of the Board of Directors, member of the Board of Directors for The Alabama Baptist, Senior High Acteens Advisor at First Baptist Church of Columbiana and as an adult Sunday School teacher at First Baptist.

Mrs. Joiner is preceded in death by her daughter, Jacqueline Joiner Vansant.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Homer Joiner; daughter, Jennifer Joiner Head; grandchildren, Megan Bullard (Matt), Dane Vansant (Lizzie), Jacqueline Head, Marjorie Head, and Sarah Head; great grandchildren, Stella Bullard, Kate Bullard, and Dax Vansant; and numerous other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations to First Baptist Church of Columbiana earmarked for Acteens or Migrant Camp are appreciated.

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