Barbara Ann Campbell
Barbara Ann Campbell
July 16, 1954 - September 5, 2019


Barbara Ann Campbell, 65, of Florahome, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Putnam Community Medical Center following an extended illness.

Barbara was born in Philadelphia, PA. Coming from Broward County, she had been a resident of Putnam County for 35 years, living in the Silver Lake area and later in Florahome. She received a Masters Degree in Education. She was an active member of Harvest Baptist Church in Palatka where she had taught Sunday School. She was a 20-year home school mom and later helped to raise numerous grandchildren. Over the years she adopted five children and mentored many foster children. She ministered in the prison ministry and was active in the Pro-Life Movement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Natalie Syms; and a brother, George Syms.

Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Dr. Jeff Campbell; ten children and spouses, Jeffery and wife, Darci Campbell, Andy and wife, Toni Campbell, Rich and wife, Bobbie Jo Campbell, James Campbell, Tim and wife, Summer Campbell, Jerry and wife, Tracy Campbell, Tom and wife, Tia Campbell, Natalie and husband, Justin Thomas, Bonnie Perdue, Bob and wife, Charity Campbell; four siblings, Steve Syms, Bonnie Uphues, David Syms, and Bill Syms; 26 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Chaplain Joe Henkle officiating. The family will begin receiving friends at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 131, Florahome, FL 32140. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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