Barbara Ann Briggs


Barbara Ann Briggs
Barbara Ann Briggs

Barbara Ann Briggs, 69, of Amarillo, TX, passed away on December 13, 2021.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Memorial Park Cemetery in the East Mausoleum. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Barbara was born in Amarillo, TX on January 30, 1952, to Earl Turley and Beatrice Newberry.

Barbara was a graduate of Palo Duro High School, Class of 1970. She was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Amarillo College to study “Key Punch” which was the computer technology of the time. Shortly after she started working with Southwestern Bell Telephone as an operator, a position she held for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Barbara enjoyed her work very much though it was very stressful at times. She often looked back on fond memories she had there.

Barbara loved animals, especially giraffes, she had a huge collection that she enjoyed when she was home. She also enjoyed reading Sidney Sheldon mysteries and watching “Murder, She Wrote”. Barbara loved to watch Jeopardy daily with her husband.

Barbara and Johnnie went steady in the 7th grade, they married in April of 1971. This past April, they celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Do not grieve Barbara. Although she had many bad days, she was very aware that for those in Christ there is a blessed hope that there is a place where there is no pain and there is perfect peace. Barbara is there.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Briggs; daughter, Shayla Leach and husband Travis; son, Shad and wife Robin; brother, Larry Turley and wife Debbie; sister, Darlene Land and husband Alan Land; nephews, Dr. Ryan Turley and Jerrod Land; nieces, Sara Turley, and Janay Willis; and grandchildren, Brayleigh and Braxten Leach.

5 Replies to “Barbara Ann Briggs”

  1. Mrs.Barbara it was a privilege to get to know you these past few years… You we’re such a sweet lady and I will miss you…May you rest easy in the loving arms of our sweet loving Jesus Christ….Mr.Johnnie thank you so much for blessing me with the opportunity to get to take care of and know your precious wife… You will continually be in my prayers and Mrs.Barbara you will be missed dearly…

  2. Our hearts are breaking for you guys. Barbara was the sweetest girl around and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Johnnie, you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give each and everyone of you peace. Sending our love and hugs.

  3. Barbara was a very sweet lady. I am very sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I worked with her at AT&T.

    Pat Knight

  4. Worked with Barbara at Sbc for many years. She was a sweet sweet lady!! Always smiling and made everyone feel important to her. Prayers for her family.

  5. Dear Barbara: My precious Friend. We had so many memories and stories and problems, we shared so many fun times working together. Nights , splits we had to do it all … we were “Operators”.. but the friendship we had extended past work. Did You Know, I always wanted to be more like you, instead of the mess I was? We grew up together, we were Family. My only consolation is knowing how strong your faith was. No more pain, only Joy. I will always miss you, You were a Blessing in my Life , and I thank you for always being there for Christian and me. We love you very much, keep an eye on us sweet sister, and hug my mom and dad for me .

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