Barbara J. Prescott age 70 of Harrison passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Country Place Assisted Living of rural Mount Pleasant, Michigan with her daughters and one of many amazing caregivers, Walter by her side. Barbara was born September 27, 1952, in Graves County, Kentucky the daughter of James and Dorothy (Rodgers) Goatley. She had resided in Harrison since 1979, moving from Hazel Park, Michigan and previously from Ferndale, Michigan. Barbara was united in marriage to Mr. Milton D. Prescott Jr. “Woody” on July 8, 1984, in Harrison.
Mrs. Prescott retired from Sunrise-Marathon Gas Stations in Harrison after twenty-three years of dedicated employment. Barbara had attended the former First Baptist Church of Harrison for many years. She enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren, gardening, cruising the countryside with Woody in their antique car, talking to her family and friends on the phone and watching television.
Surviving Barbara is her husband of thirty-eight years, Mr. Milton D. Prescott Jr. “Woody” of Harrison, three daughters: Sherrie Goatley of Farwell, Michigan, Jennie L. Sherwood and husband Christopher of Southgate, Michigan, and Tina M. Prescott of Mt. Pleasant, four grandchildren: Karrah Ross, Jocelyn Sherwood, Tyler Sherwood and James Ross, two brothers: Jim Goatley and wife Pat of Madison Heights, Michigan and Steve Goatley and wife Tammy of Harrison, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family. Mrs. Prescott was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Carrie Goatley and one sister, Rita Freeman.
Private Celebration of Life services honoring Barbara will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in Hamilton Township Cemetery, Harrison. To share an online memory or condolence with Barbara’s family, please visit: www.clarkstocking.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Prescott are entrusted with Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service (989)539-7810.
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