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Barbara Jo Black

March 30, 1942 — February 5, 2024

Holts Summit, Missouri

Barbara Jo Black, 81, of Holts Summit, was called home, Monday, February 5, 2024, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born March 30, 1942, in Fulton, Missouri to James and Mary (Robnett) Black.

Barbara was a 1960 graduate of Fulton High School and a graduate of Jefferson City School of Practical Nursing.  She later attended Lincoln University earning a degree Nursing.

Barbara's remarkable life was filled with compassion, and a deep love for her, community, and profession. She worked diligently for many years as a registered nurse for Dr. C.W. Cooper from 1967-1985 and later at the VA Hospital in Columbia. In addition to her nursing career, Barbara made an indelible mark in the field of adult daycare by owning and operating Capital City Adult Day Care, the first private care center in the area. Her commitment to providing quality care for those in need was unparalleled.

A highlight of Barbara's career was her tenure as the Director of the Student Health Center at Lincoln University. She poured her heart and soul into ensuring that students received the attention and care they deserved during their academic journey. Barbara's unwavering passion for helping others extended even after retirement when she joined McDonald's, continuing to serve and brighten the lives of those around her.

Faith played a central role in Barbara's life, evident in her membership at Second Baptist Church. There, she dedicated herself to serving as the church's Certified Congregation Nurse, lending her skills and knowledge to support the health and well-being of fellow church members. She also lent her voice to the choir, served as a Deaconess, adorned the church with her creative eye as a decorator, and actively participated in mission work.

Although Barbara's professional accomplishments were extraordinary, she found immense joy in spending time with her family. In her early years, she actively contributed to various organizations such as the Women of Distinction Club and participated in the Grace Mercy Truth Choir Group. Traveling brought her great happiness, especially when accompanied by her beloved daughter whom she cherished dearly. Barbara found comfort and contentment in cooking delicious meals, cheering on all Missouri sports teams with tremendous enthusiasm, watching vibrant parades fill the streets with joy, and challenging herself with puzzles.

Survivors include her daughter, Angela Martin, Jefferson City; her life-long friend, Stan Hawkins, Jefferson City; two sisters, Sterling Black, Holts Summit; Norma Glover, Holts Summit; sister-in-law, Violet Black, Jefferson City; many nieces and nephews; and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Mamie (Cornell Sr.) Pasley, Lorraine Black, Earnestine (Melvin) Ellington, Jaquelyn (William) Richmond, Estella (James Sr.) Henderson; and five brothers, James (Katherine) Black, Jr., William Black, John Black, Sidney Black, and Charles (Annette) Black.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2024, at Trimble Funeral Homes in Jefferson City.  Additional visitation will be Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 noon at First Baptist Church (Capitol Avenue) in Jefferson City.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, February 17, 2024, at First Baptist Church (Capitol Avenue) in Jefferson City with Rev. Cornell C. Sudduth, Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton.   Following the burial, a Repast will be held at the John Harris Community Center in Fulton.

Memorials are suggested to Hope for Caribbean Kids, Inc.

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.


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Friday, February 16, 2024

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