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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