Barbara Ann Asterrilla

Sunrise: August 5, 1939

Sunset: May 5, 2023
On May 5, 2023, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Auntie, Cousin and Friend Transitioned From this life in a moment… in a twinkling of an eye. And, as quickly as she made her exit in this life, she made her grand entrance to eternal life with our lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
While we are extremely saddened by our loss, we know that heaven has welcomed her with a warm embrace.
Born August 5, 1939, in Norfolk, VA to Mary Roy Hassell, Barbara was the 10th child out of 11 and was one of the quiet and shy siblings. Though she was timid, she was known for sticking up for herself and the family. She had an unbreakable bond full of love, laughter, and joy with her sister Shirley Grant and late sister Joan Hassell-Young. Barbara loved her children, Grandchildren, and Great-Grandchildren dearly. Barbara’s energy brightened any and every space she entered.
Barbara was educated in the Norfolk Public Schools’ system. In which she loved chorus with a passion and focused on Gospel music. Barbara’s love for Gospel, encouraged her faith with god.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memories children Wayne Hassell, Quinton Hassell also Sonia Smallwood. Grandchildren Desiree Hassell, Christian Hassell. Great grand children Lakaiya Hassell, Janaiya Hassell, Cinaedra Richardson, Kristopher Alexander. She went on later in life and married the love of her life Willoughby Ohio Asterrilla.
Barbara was a loving and God fearing woman, she loved her family and friends. In Barbara later days, she  also raised her granddaughter’s and help them becoming loving and respectful young women.
Barbara was know for her greens and stuffing, she LOVED cooking!!! “Her favorite slogan was if there’s a will there’s a way”Amem!!! Barbara will be forever missed by her family and friends and love one. God bless!
Viewing Tuesday, May 16, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Wednesday, May 17, 2023 12 Noon Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 1057 Kennedy Street Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Vernell Gray says

    To The Asterrilla Family
    You have our condolences. From Sisters Vernell & Esther Gray of MGMBC

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    Shelia Elliott says

    To the Hassell family sending prayers, love, and condolences 2 Cor:5:6 said Absent From The Body Is To Be Present with The Lord. Mrs.Barbara is resting in the arms of the Lord. She shall wear her crown now and forever Desiree, LaKaiya, and Janaiya you took very good care of Mrs. Barbara.. Keep holding your head up because she is at peace. May God continue to give you all peace and strength in the days to come. May God keep you all in his loving care. Love Shelia Elliott and Family.

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