Barbara Jean White - Woods transitioned from labor to reward on December 20, 2021, surrounded by her family. Barbara was the 8th child of ten born on October 16, 1951 to Reverend Samuel & Marie White in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Barbara confessed a hope in Christ at an early age under the leadership of her father, Rev. White at Greater King Solomon. She later became a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Dennis Wilson.
Barbara graduated in 1969 from Booker T. Washington High School in New Orleans, LA. She later received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2000. While attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff she became a member of the Beta Beta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporation.
Everyone that knew Barbara, knew she loved to shop, travel and have a good time with her family.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Charles, Samuel, Jr., Isaac, Horace ; sisters: Annie Mae White, Viola Cory and Almeta Dunlap.
Barbara leaves to cherish her love and precious memories to her Sons: Kurwin (Samarra) White, Wilbert (Tara) Davis and Isaac Woods; Grandchildren: Darrin (Ericka) Darby, Andre’z Roaf, Ajeye White, Solomon Davis, Amaria White, RyLayne Spears; Great Grandchildren: Darrin, Jr. and Marina Darby. Sisters- Sarah Morvant and Sheila Newbold. A special niece Dawn Owens; Longtime Friends: Odile Jones, Debbie Lewis, Virginia Wallace and Kathryn Brown and a host of other relatives.
If I could make time stand still;
and have just another minute
I would take the time to tell you the joy I felt,
when the world had you in it
But since time waits on no one, and my "ifs" will never come true
I'll close my eyes and fill my mind with thoughts of me and you
And as I dream of times that we so often shared,
It confirms the love you have for me, though I always knew you cared
And just because my eyes can no longer see you, I know you are still around;
for the remembrances will uplift me whenever I'm feeling down
The gift of love creates memories that dries the tears away
And the memories create a laughter that embrace me day to day
As our precious moments replay in my mind, it will always make me smile
I'm so glad that I got to enjoy you, even though it seems like only for a while
And for the rest of my days I'll love you, for our love is an unbreakable bond
I'll always cherish times we shared for infinity and beyond
-Meleiah S. Cooper
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