The Lord welcomed Barbara Ann Dixon O’Neal into his Kingdom of Heaven on March 13, 2023 at the divine age of 84.
Barbara was born to the late William and Mattie Dixon on December 26, 1938 in Norfolk Virginia. She was the seventh of nine children, five preceded her in death. After graduating from Booker T. Washington High School she began working for the City of Norfolk, retiring in 1994 after a 35 year career. Barbara married Nathaniel O’Neal in 1969; together they lovingly reared their two children. She was influenced by her family to be a generous, loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others. Barbara enjoyed gardening, decorating “homes” and cooking. She was legendary for her black walnut and carrot cakes. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 54 years, Nathaniel O’Neal, her children Angela and Stephen; two sisters Beulah Stephenson and Bertha Boone; one brother Curtis Dixon (Marilyn); her beloved “baby” Ivan Urquhart Jr.; and Shauntee Gomez, her caregiver who became family; along with a host of family and friends.
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