Barbara Jean Johnson “Bobby”, daughter of the late Willie and Ruby Kelsey, was born October 3, 1952 in Trenton, NJ. The Lord called her to be with Him on Sunday, May 3, 2020 after a lengthy battle with her health.
Barbara received her GED from Trenton Central High School in 1992; while working full time as a Unit Clerk at Lower Bucks Hospital, where she spent over 23 years. She was a member of the New Holy Cross Church of Christ, Written in Heaven in Trenton, NJ under the leadership of Bishop Willie J. Jones and a short time member of The Holy Temple Church, under the late Pastor George Lee Brookins Sr. Never one to sit still, she decided to strengthen her faith, and went to school to study to be an Evangelist; for which she gained her certificate. Barbara loved to take care of people, even when she wasn’t doing so well herself. She became an avid volunteer for the community by baking pies and cakes for the churches and homeless shelters, which brought her much joy.
She is predeceased by her parents Willie and Ruby Kelsey and five brothers: Larry, Leroy, James, Robert and Sylvester. She leaves to mourn and cherish precious memories, three children: Dywon Kelsey (Michelle), of Williamstown, NJ; Yasmeen Wilson (John) of Philadelphia, PA; and Theresa Johnson (Anthony) of Morrisville, PA; two sisters: Annie L. Henderson of Chicago, IL and Jaqueline Kelsey of Hamilton, NJ; two brothers: Willie Whitfield (Jennifer) of Trenton, NJ and Ralph Kelsey (Carol) of Burlington, NJ; six grandchildren: Troy, Se’Qjuan, Jade, Sianni, Dorian and Khyree; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Homegoing Service was held via Virtual Memorial Gatherings at 7 PM EDT on Thursday May 21,, 2020. You can view the recorded video here.
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