Barbara A. Travis

November 17, 1956 – March 2, 2021

Barbara Ann Travis was born on November 17th, 1956. She proudly shared her birthday with her Father, George “Scotty” Travis Sr., who predeceased her. She was also predeceased by her Mother June Travis and her adored sister Dolly Spoor.

Barbara passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2021 with her daughters at her bedside.

Barbara was the beloved sister of George and Linda Travis and Sharon Gay.

She was the devoted Mother to Juan, Stacey, Mia, Barbie and Epi. Barbara left behind 18 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, as well as the many friends of her grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as Nana.

Barbara’s deepest love was for her family and she loved them well. She was so very proud of her family. It’s what brought her the greatest joy. She never missed a birthday party, event, awards ceremony, game, or cheering competition. She was always there in her themed T-Shirt ready to support her loved ones.

One of Barbara’s other loves was music. Sure, she loved listening to Worship Music and singing in the choir at church, but you should hear her sing to the Golden Oldies. That’s when the spark of youth could be seen in her eyes. She has instilled that love of music in her children and grandchildren.

Barbara was a sweet, selfless soul who would do anything for anyone. If she knew of a need or a desire, she would do her best to fill it. Sometimes that fill would be dollar store trinkets, but her heart was clear, she loved to make others happy.

She loved playing Phase 10 with any willing victim who was prepared to lose. Her gentle spirit would often shift a bit if she thought you were holding your phase in your hand!

Barbara spent countless years devoted to the work of God at the Salvation Army. She worked, volunteered and led many programs over the years in an effort to be the hands of Jesus here on earth. She spent months volunteering during the height of the pandemic to help distribute food and supplies to those in the most need, putting aside her own health and safety to help others.

What brought Barbara the most joy, and what will keep her legacy alive, is remembering to make the most out of life. Keep dancing in the kitchen, keep singing, keep finding reasons to gather, lay all your cards out, Phase by Phase. Until we dance again, Ma, Goodnight, We Love you, Sweet Dreams…


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30 Condolences

  1. Nicole Chretien on March 7, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I will always love you Barbara. You were and will always remain a true blessing to all. My love and prayers goes out to your family.

    ” I can only imagine” I am putting a worship dance together in honor of you. ” I only imagine” is the perfect song for you.

  2. Carolyn McElligott on March 7, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time, Barbie. It touches my heart to see how close you were to your mom. I can see that she was an incredible woman. May warm memories pull you through. With my deepest sympathy, hugs, and prayers,

  3. Devony Millner on March 7, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    You will be forever missed Nana ❤
    My prayers are with all of you in this tough time!

  4. Julie Evans on March 7, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Miss Barbara was an inspiration with a big pure heart. Her selflessness is contagious. Thanks Miss Barbara for being there for my kids when they needed helping hands along with your girls. May you rest in peace and I know God has his perfect angel. My condolences to the entire family.

    The Evans Family


  5. Jennifer Sandoval on March 7, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Barbara I’m blessed to have got to meet you and call you my cousin. Although we had just met 3 years ago you showed me love that lasts a life time. I’m for every treasuring the bowl you gifted me. Till we meet again love you Sincerely Jennifer

  6. Jolien Garza on March 7, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    From the moment I met you, you made me feel like I was part of the family the unconditional love you gave me and my mother when you found out about us I will cherish forever thank you for being such a kind soul to us I love you and my condolences to her family

  7. Linda Spencer on March 7, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like a very kind and caring woman. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but she shared the same name as my biological mother, Barbara Travis, whose father was Nathaniel Travis from Governeur, NY. My mother passed in 2010 and Nat passed in 1989. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. Erin Banks on March 7, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    You were always there when we needed you. I glad you got to meet the girls and get to see me become a mom. As well as get to see me as a wife . You will be missed very much.

  9. Yolanda on March 7, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss, know you loved your mother. Think of you and my prayers with Stacy and their family.

  10. Millie McDonald on March 7, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Barbara and she is in peace now with her God and may God continue to comfort her children and her grandchildren and friends and church family ….

  11. Emily on March 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    She has the sweetest soul. God bless her. My prayers are out for the family! She will always be in your heart/mind.

  12. Kamiia and Laura on March 7, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    The smile on her face when she was with family shows how much she truly was loved and how much she loved you all. May god give you all the strength and much more to grieve the loss of your mom. Love you all.

  13. Josephine Bonaventure on March 7, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was a wonderful woman and I am glad to have known her and her family, your mom was loved by many and she will be missed deeply. R.I.P. BARBARA TRAVIS

  14. Mary Ann Laurenza on March 8, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I will forever miss & Love you Barbara. You meant so much to the Laurenza family. You were kind and loving to my children. You will be so deeply missed.

    Love you and fly high angel,
    Dylan, Mary Ann, and Christian

  15. Michele on March 8, 2021 at 12:43 am

    My dearest Friend Barbara,

    I have know words how much I will miss you. Singing together, going on vacations together, sleepovers, going to chunks, this seems so unreal. At times I want to call you and then realize. Your not there. I miss you so much. I don’t know how I am ever going to move on without you. May your rest in the arms of the Lord. I love you with all my heart.

  16. Mary on March 8, 2021 at 12:47 am


    I will miss our trips to senior camp together. I will never forget the times we shared at camp my house. Playing phase 10 together. You will forever be in my heart.

    Love you always,

  17. Cheryl Lopez on March 8, 2021 at 12:59 am

    My deepest condolences my heart and prayers you and your family during this grievance, there was no one in this world like your mom, she was a true friend, her memory will live on forever. I will always remember the special times we shared, you will be misded.

  18. Jeanmarie Fox Rivera on March 8, 2021 at 1:21 am

    Sorry to her family.

  19. Andrew Mcmullen on March 8, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Cuz Barbara you was an awsome person and loved by many you will be missed dearly you are now with all the family may you R.I.P love you very much .

    Cuz jim

  20. Christine Brown ( chrissy) on March 8, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    I remember listening to music in your house on a Saturday afternoon into evening, records played from the record player that that looked like a piece of furniture. I believe my the first memory of hearing ” Islands in the Stream” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton wad in your living room….I remember you my mom my dad , Louie, Jose all dancing laughing and singing. I will always remember you. My dad loved you like a sister. Please watch over him.

  21. Brandi Thayer on March 8, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    RIP Barbara she was a wonderful women that would help others I remember when I was younger a was jr. soldier she would always lead me in the right direction.she will be missed by many

  22. Frank Henry on March 8, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Inspectional Services and anytime we had a problem in the city your mother would step up with the Salvation Army and help with food and transportation. She was such a dedicated individual . May she rest in gods arms.

  23. Anita caraballo on March 9, 2021 at 12:01 am

    So sorry for you loss , sending many hugs and prayers❤️❤️

  24. Bianca Rivera on March 9, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Auntie will miss u til I see u again love u dearly
    Always an 4ever .. ur niece Bianca Rivera

  25. Dianna Stephenson on March 9, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I am so sorry for your loss.. Mom was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many.. Rest In Peace Barbara.. ✝️
    Fly high..

  26. Isaac and Sara Burgos on March 9, 2021 at 1:54 am

    We know your mother is in God’s presence. May your family receive serenity, peace and tranquility from the Holly Spirit of God. We will keep you, Danny, and your family in our prayers. God bless you all.

  27. Gary Piercey on March 9, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    I will alway remember Barbara for her faithfullness to God through the Salvation Army in Chelsea. I can picture my dad with open arms welcoming her into Heaven. My heartfelt prayers for all the family. May God bring peace, love, strength and joy as we remember a faithful soldier. You will be missed, but well done Barbara!

  28. Nalani Donahue on March 9, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    My nana did anything for anyone and anybody. Weather if you needed help or she saw something you like as she was shopping just to put a smile on your face. She risked herself through out the pandemic to help others out every week ! She has a heart of gold! Gone to soon but you are with your mom and sister who you dearly missed . I love you so much♥️

  29. Kim Rodriguez on March 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I am so sorry that she is gone. She was a beautiful soul and God has gained a wonderful, loving and caring angel. She made you feel like you belonged and would do anything within her power of you needed or wanted something. I will always treasure the memories me and my boys have made with her and our wonderful paintnight outings and special occasions or last minute going to eat. She will be greatly missed and the love she left with us will never be forgotten.

  30. Emily on May 9, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    She was the sweetest woman!

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