Barbara R. Whitley
Departed on December 11, 2020 in West Melbourne, Florida
Barbara R. Whitley, 87, was born in Chicago and passed away on December 11, 2020 in West Melbourne.
Barbara moved to Brevard County, Florida in 1957 with her husband and remained a lifelong resident. Barbara earned a MS Ed in 1976 and an MSW in 1986, both from FSU. She worked as a Social Worker for the Brevard County Health Department from 1972 until 1983 when she founded South Brevard Hospice, later becoming Holmes Regional Hospice and eventually Health First Hospice. In 1989 she started Brevard Guardianship Services a Not For Profit organization that provided guardianship services to elderly, developmental, mentally disadvantaged and indigent citizens and Private Case Management, a private practice opened to serve elderly clients and their families. Barbara was a life-long volunteer advocating for elder care and guardianships.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Charles Whitley; daughters, Sue Ferron, Julie Whitley and Ruth Santore;
granddaughters, Jamie Stingle, Candice Watson and Casey Kilbourne
Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 5:00 pm until 7:00pm at the Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home.