My name is Willie Latane Barton. When I was way too young, I married the love of my life, Elbert Barton. We had 5 children, Marie, Steven, Shirley, Michael and Susan. Elbert served in the U. S. Navy for 22 years. After he retired from the military, we settled near Jasper, Alabama.
In 1999 we moved to Wakefield, Virginia near our middle daughter and her family. It was 2007 when my book "Springtime In Magnolia" started taking form and taking over my life, I might add. My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers and I spent several years caring for him. After his passing, I got reacquainted with the Jackson family in my book. It's release was Nov. 7, 2014.
I currently live in Suffolk, Virginia in a 55+ apartment complex.