Barbara Mae “Bobbi” Lane (nee White)

Barbara Mae "Bobbi" Lane (nee White)
Barbara Mae “Bobbi” Lane (nee White)

Bobbi Lane was called home to her Lord on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Amarillo, TX.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m.  Monday, November 4, 2019 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo, TX with Brother James Baker officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Bobbi was born July 20, 1951 to Dorothy Mae (Christmas) and William Henry White in Lansing, MI.  By the age of 2 the family had returned to her mother’s roots in McAlester, OK where she grew up.  She was the youngest of 6 children and a true “baby” of the family.  She was always very close to her mother, caring for her until her death in 2000.

Her 32 year tenure with Wal-Mart was a source of great pride for Bobbi.  She began her career as a cashier in Bowie, TX.  In her years, she has served in almost every capacity except a store manager in facilities all across Texas.  At her retirement in April 2018, she was the Customer Service Manager for Wal-Mart in Amarillo on 45th & Coulter.  Her Wal-Mart associates were her family in her heart.  She was known to be the 5’2” fierce red-head who would do anything for her people to make sure they were treated fairly and with respect.  She would do anything to help those who worked hard and wanted to better themselves in a career with the company.  She was also known as the lady with the huge heart.  So many times customers and associates alike would come to her with needs they could not meet, food for their family, gas for the car, or just short on their rent.  She always found a way to help anyone she could, even take money from her own wallet to pay for their purchases.

Bobbi loved spending time with her family.  She and her sisters remained very close.  She was so loved by all of her nieces and nephews, young and old.  Her personality was huge.  You always knew when she came into the room.  She loved being silly, laughing, acting like a kid, and being the center of attention.  You could see her coming from all the bling and then hear her coming with that booming voice and laugh.  Loving others and being part of what made them happy was her greatest joy except for being able to spend time with her daughter, Katrina who was the light of her life.

Bobbi is survived by her daughter Katrina Ludington and husband Ralph of Panhandle, TX., her son Donnie Krug of OKC, OK, a daughter in love, Rebekah Moore, 2 granddaughters, Brooke and Izabellah, 1 grandson James, 5 great grandchildren, sister Beverly Ribaudo of Eufala, OK and sister Ilah “Danni” Dickinson and husband Charlie of Stigler, OK., and many, many, many nieces and nephews and countless friends that she called family. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Virginia Self, brother William Henry “Billy” White, and brother Ronald Lanford.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

As Bobbi was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the family requests memorials are made in her name to St. Jude in lieu of flowers.

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17 Replies to “Barbara Mae “Bobbi” Lane (nee White)”

  1. Bobbi had a heart of gold. I remember the fun we had when she worked overnights as a support manager. Its amazing we all didnt get in trouble. But we got our work done. I remember the day she and I drove downtown how she loved the tall buildings and wanted to keep driving around the block to look at the Santa fe building. I will miss you bobbi. You deserve this rest and protecting us all from above. Thank you for your friendship

  2. Bobbi, You were always a vibrant energy. Always stood up for whats right and cared deeply for friends and family. I know you will be greatly missed.

  3. She made you laugh till the tears ran down your legs. Such a happy encouraging woman. Thanks for the laughter Bobbi!

  4. Nana,
    I wish I had more time in life to spend with you, you are always my sun shine You beautiful red head angel!! I totally absorbed every minute I was with you, I remember you teaching me how to sing with my heart and not to be scared, or brushing my hair telling me how much you loved me and you would always be there for me forever and always. Watch over all of us please and feel free to push me in the right direction if I need a nudge. I hope more then anything that when you look down on me and the family that your proud of my accomplishments now and forever. I love you forever and always Nana!!

  5. Bobbi, I love you. So glad we came to see you in May. We did a lot of crazy things. We always had fun. Our trips to Oklahoma. I will miss you. Our little Pixie is doing great.

  6. You were your own unique person sis. You cried when anyone hurt or was down. You laughed because you could. You gave of yourself so many times without asking anything in return. Your mansion in Heaven has got to be one glorious home. Keep an eye on my children, grandchildren and Charlie when you’re watching over yours. Give them a little nudge once in a while so they know you’re watching. I love you and the life is going to be a little empty knowing I can’t pick up the phone and talk to you. Katrina will be ok. She comes from strong stock and Ralph has her back. It’s going to be a little tough when things settle down and she doesn’t get a call from you but she will persevere. You know you weren’t supposed to die yet so I’m going to chew your little honey out when I see you. I love you to to heavens and back. I’ll be seeing you one day.

  7. I love you Bobbi I wish I was there but you know I moved to San Antonio and I can’t make that trip you will be missed you we’re just like a mother to me love you and you will always be in my heart like you always said it’ll be alright God bless you fly high spread those wings love everybody up there

  8. You were a blessing to everyone you touched and made everyone feel special. I will miss you forever and always. God has taken an Angel. You were one of our best now God has taken you to look over us all. RIP

  9. I always would look to see if Bobbi was working on the days I did . Yes Bobbi stood up for us employees when we treated poorly . When she retired it was a sad day I sure did hate to see her go, and it was never the same after she left . I missed her then and will continue to miss her now. My thoughts and Prayers to her family, may God comfort each one of you .

  10. Bobbi was a gentle soul with a a heart of gold, but could fight for the underdog like a mother bear. She was the kind of friend everyone was blessed to have in their life. I’ll see you on the other side Bobbi my sweet friend.🌹 Margie C.

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