Barbara J. Abraham, of Mexia, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and many friends, at the age of 81. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home with Brother Loren Quick and Sister Mary Simon officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. James Abraham, James Nathan Abraham, Jonathan Abraham, John Abraham, Robert Craig and Michael Scott will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be 4-6 p.m., Friday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Barbara was born January 12, 1939 In Colfax, Louisiana to Amos and Pearlie (Hughes) Richardson. She received her Master’s in Early Child Development from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. In addition to her most important job of raising her six children, Barbara taught school for 50 years, prior to retiring. She loved children and thoroughly enjoyed her job as a teacher.
Barbara’s family was her life. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She, also, loved living in the country where she had the opportunity to raise cows, have a garden and just enjoy everything that pertained to farming; she wasn’t afraid of work. Barbara was always ready to take anyone up on getting an ice cream or a double meat burger at Whataburger. She was also a “whiz” at doing Word Search books; it was very rare that she put a book down before it was finished.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Amos and Pearly Richardson; the father of her children, James Abraham, Jr.; daughter, Cynthia Abraham Binkley; son, Jeremiah Amos Abraham; and sister, Mattie Beth Vallery.
Barbara is survived by her children, James Abraham and wife, Misty, Joseph “Estella” Abraham, Jonathan Abraham and Mary Wilson and husband, Jeremy; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brother, John Richardson and wife, Eloise; sister, Clara Grace Craig and husband, A. J.; brother-in-law, Tom Vallery; multiple nieces and nephews; and numerous others that she claimed as family.