September 16, 1938 - August 9, 2021
SHACKLEFORD, Mrs. Barbara - Age 82, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 1:30 PM Saturday, August 21, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with Memorial service commencing at 2:00 PM. Family and friends will assemble at Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 1:30 PM Saturday. There will be no public viewing. Mrs. Barbara Jenny Shackleford age 82, peacefully left this earthly realm on August 9, 2021, after battling a long illness. Barbara attended Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church and accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a spiritual and insightful woman, though her health was failing, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Her joy for life, faith in Jesus and loving spirit kept her pushing through the pain. No matter how sick she was, she remained determined. When other would have broken, Barbara stayed strong and through her, we learned what resilience and perseverance truly looked like. Barbara was born on September 16, 1938 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Brooks and Bertha Travis. She was a longtime resident of Flint and she graduated from Flint Central High School. Her career in retail started right after graduation managing The Vogue Clothing Store, later managing Burlington Coat Factory, and with more than 35 years of service she retired. During her retirement she enjoyed shopping, buying beautiful wigs, going to BINGO, preparing delicious and highly requested sweet potato pies for family members during the holidays, and enjoyed time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barbara Jenny Shackleford leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Artis B. Shackleford of Muskegon, MI and Joseph Washington III of Flint; 2 daughters-in-law, Malissa (Tryone) Washington of Flint and Vernella (Artis) Shackleford of Muskegon, MI; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and other relatives including special cousin, Mary Talbert and special friends, Mary Williams, Lou Lou, Stone, Darlene, Jonnie Ray, Darroyl, Kathy and the Former Mayor of Benton Harbor, Emma J. Hull. Mrs. Shackleford was preceded in death by her son, Tyrone Washington; father, Brooks Travis; mother, Bertha Travis; and brother, Leon Travis. The family would like to express special thanks to Pastor Arthur Duren and the Kingdom Embassy Covenant Church family, Donald Shepard for his generous support and contributions to our family, Hospice of Flint and Harbor hospice of Muskegon, MI.
SHACKLEFORD, Mrs. Barbara - Age 82, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at her residence. Family hour 1:30 PM Saturday, August 21, 2021 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with Memorial service commencing... View Obituary & Service Information
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