Barbara Joseph Lay passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 83.  She was born on Sunday, January 27, 1935 in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Eva Saik Joseph and the late Alfred "Freddie" Joseph Sr. She was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Judy L. Tye, Donna L. Arnone and her husband Joseph; grandchildren, Jason E. Tye, Joshua J. Arnone and his wife Diana, and Drake L. Arnone; and great-grandchild, Chloe Rose Arnone.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred "Freddie" Joseph , Sr.; mother, Eva Saik Joseph; husband, Avery Lay; brother, Freddie Joseph , Jr.; and sister, Dolores J. Briggs.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 11:00 am until the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm.

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Mausoleum.  

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