Obituary for Barbara Williston

    • Name: Barbara Williston
    • Home Town: Shallotte, NC
    • Date of Death: 08/29/2019
    • Birth Place: Elizabeth, NJ
    • Birth Date: 10/03/1928

    Mrs. Barbara T. Williston (née Townsend) died peacefully on August 29, 2019 in Shallotte, NC at the age of 90.

    Barbara was born on October 3, 1928 in Elizabeth, NJ.  She married George, her high school sweetheart, in 1950. Barbara was a longtime Edison, NJ resident before moving to Shallotte, NC.  She was an accomplished artist who taught Tole Painting at Fort Monmouth, NJ.  Barbara was passionate about music and loved crafting, reading, and traveling.  She was an active and dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen.  Her children remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

    Barbara is survived by her sons, G. Stanley (Mary), Gary (Karen), Glenn; grandchildren, Jennifer, Allison (Paul), Valerie (Thomas Jr.), Michael; great grandchildren, Aiden, Penelope, Avery, Olivia, Abigail, Thomas III.  She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Marguerite Townsend, sister Gladys Rachwal, and beloved husband George Stanley Williston Jr.

    A private funeral service is scheduled for September 3, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hearing Loss Association of America (  The family would like to thank the staff of Arbor Landing and Autumn Care for their loving attentiveness and care to Barbara’s needs.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at

    Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte


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