Barbara Jean Prior Meadows (82), born on March 15, 1939, passed away in her home on January 02,
2022. She is preceded in death by her parents Mary Margaret Prior and Neal Brown Prior; husband
James Alton Meadows; daughters Judy Faye Meadows and Janice Marie King; grandson Michael James
Austin; and brothers and sisters Helen Louise Sands, Larry Wayne Prior, Lewis Raymond Prior, and Shelia
She is survived by her children Mary Louise McGaughy, Jimmy Lee Meadows, and Cindy June Denham;
grandchildren Kenneth Dixon II, Kelly Phillips, Ryan McGaughy, James Bryant, Jennifer Tomlin, John
Bryant, Jessica McAfee, Tiffany Samson, Jeremy Chambers, and Kyle Denham; 15 great grandchildren;
brothers Bobby Neal Prior and Gerald Michael Prior; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Barbara became a widow at the young age of 32. She singlehandedly raised 4 children while working at
Nicholstone Book Bindery for over 31 years. She was a strong believer in Christ, and she relied on her
faith in God Almighty to live and govern her life.
She was also a sports fanatic, and her favorite team was the TN Titans (when they were playing well).
She loved NCIS and Chicago PD so much that her idol TV star “Gibbs” recently sent her a flower
arrangement with well wishes. Her world revolved around family and photos to always remember the
good times. Barbara, Momma, Granny, you will surely be missed.
Funeral services will be held at Madison Funeral Home located at 219 E. Old Hickory Blvd Madison, TN
37115. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 11th 4:00-8:00pm. Funeral service will be held on
Wednesday, January 12th at 9:30am.
Pallbearers- Kenneth Dixon II, James Bryant, John Bryant, Jeremy Chambers, and Jesse Tomlin
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Foundation and/or the Shriners
Hospitals for Children.