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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Barbara Marie Johnson

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  • Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 5, at the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Pastor James Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friday, October 4 at Craddock Funeral Home.
    Barbara was born on December 7, 1952, in Marlin, Texas, to Willie D. Thompson and Marie Thompson (Holloway). She departed this life on September 29, 2013, at her home in Ardmore.
    Barbara attended Baylor University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts. She worked at GM Motors in Arlington, Texas, and later relocated to Ardmore.
    Barbara lived a simple life, she loved the holidays, cooking and taking care of her plants. She would stop everything to watch "The Young and the Restless." She loved her family and friends and the time she spent with them. Barbara had an open home for anyone who needed it. She is at peace now and we are thankful for that.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Willie D. Thompson; mother, Marie Thompson (Holloway); and husband, Eddie Gene Johnson.
    She is survived by one brother, Willie Thompson; one sister, Mona Thompson; son, Christopher Talton of Ardmore and his daughter, Kara Washington of Tulsa; daughter, Cherece Johnson of Ardmore and her children, Dre Johnson and his daughter, Khole James of Ardmore, Shu'Vari Johnson, Armani Johnson and Trenzel Johnson; son, Reggie Johnson and fiancée, Alisa Gardner and her children, Makaela Gardner and Quentin Sheppeard Jr. of Ardmore; along with many more relatives from Marlin, Texas; and a host of friends.
    Serving as pallbearers will be Daniel Johnson, Trey Jones, Dimitri Washington, Corey Williamson, Akari Tucker and Marcus Haines.
    Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.

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