Barbara Ann Lindsey

Barbara Ann Lindsey

June 20, 1962 - April 01, 2017

Barbara Ann Lindsey

June 20, 1962 - April 01, 2017


Barbara Ann Wilkins-Lindsey

Sunrise: June 20, 1962 — Sunset: April 1, 2017

Barbara Ann Wilkins-Lindsey, 54 was born June 20, 1962 in Farrell County, Mississippi to the late John Taylor and Fannie Mae Wilkins. She was the youngest of three children, James Earl Wilkins and Debora Jean Wilkins (Pentecost).

Barbara confessed a hope in Christ and was baptized at Greater Hope Baptist Church where she grew up in Santa Barbara, California.

In her youth, Barbara loved to travel. She belonged to a Blue Ribbon acappella Choral called Channalaire Chorus. They competed and traveled across the United States (Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; New York, New York); England (Stratford-upon-Avon); Wales and Italy; Rome. They competed in New York, where they sang in Carnegie Hall! She later took a Biblical excursion to Israel, where she felt the Bible came alive.

She graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1984 as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors in Nursing and a Public Health Certificate. Barbara went on to work as a Medical Administrator for over 30 years, and worked at Kaiser Permanente for the last 17 years. She received numerous accolades for Outstanding Patient Care.

On March 8, 1997, Barbara united in holy matrimony to Melvin Carnell Lindsey. To this union, one child was born, Sarah Vaughan Lindsey. They resided in Orange County, California for over 20 years. Barbara was a devoted wife for 20 years and a loving mother. She provided love and dedication to all her family members and friends.

Barbara Ann Wilkins-Lindsey passed this life April 1, 2017 in Orange County, after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, John Taylor and her mother, Fannie Mae Wilkins.

She leaves to cherish precious memories: her husband, Melvin Carnell Lindsey; daughter Sarah Vaughan Lindsey of Orange County; two step-children, August Kareem and Shardae Hope Lindsey of Tennessee; her brother James Earl Wilkins of Oregon; her sister Debora Jean Pentecost (Thomas), and her niece Colleen Taylor Pentecost all of Santa Barbara, CA; her uncle Reverend Walter and aunt Dorothy Jenkins of Mississippi and a host of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.

The Lindsey Family and friends are proud to call her Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and Friend.

Barbara has left quite a legacy and her infinite love and efforts will never be forgotten. She made an indelible mark in all of our lives, without question. God has greeted Barbara at Heaven’s gates by saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Flowers may be sent to O’Connor Mortuary, or donations may be made to The Lutheran Church of the Cross Ministries.

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22 responses to Barbara Ann Lindsey

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  1. Melvin and Sarah Vaughn Our heartfelt condolences to you on Barbara’s passing. She loved you guys so much. You were her life line. Because of you she was able to enjoy more and live longer. Her unshakeable faith in God allowed her to defy all odds. No one repeat no one we know had more courage and fight than her. She was our true family matriach. We loved, appreciated and will miss her dearly. You are on our hearts and in our prayers. Here with you and for you. Love you. God bless you . Your family…Ken…Diane and Sahara.

  2. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart to know that such a beloved person in my life is gone from this world. Barbara hired me as her Assistant Department Administrator in 2008 at Kaiser Permanente in Irvine. She gave me an opportunity when no one else would. She always saw the best in everyone. Barbara taught me all about running a building and being a successful leader while keeping family first. Not very many people can say they love their boss, but I truly did. In addition to being the best boss I ever had, she was also a loving, kind, fair, fun mentor and friend. Barbara continually lifted me up and inspired me to want to do better. I learned so much from her. She exemplified what a strong Christian leader should be. I will forever miss our fun times together and advice she would give me. A few fun facts about Barbara: She knew how to throw a party and buy the best cake ever! :birthday: Such a great sense of style and humor. The life of the party. Always speaking positively about her Sarah. I am forever grateful for Barbara taking me underneath her wings and mentoring me. God has welcomed another great loving soul into his kingdom. :crown::pray:. Well done! :clap:
    Priscila Carrillo

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