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Official Obituary of

Mrs. Barbara Eliza Anderson

February 7, 1938 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Barbara Anderson Obituary

Barbara Eliza Anderson was born to the late Thomas and Nellie Trigg on February 7, 1938, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She was one of 12 children born from that union. Barbara met and married Benard L. Anderson. Barbara gave birth to two children (Karen and Katherine) before moving to Romulus, MI and (what she would always say) began her life.  There she had five more children (Tracie, Marcia, Brenda, Benard Jr., and Esther).

During this time, she found an interest in medicine. In 1973 Barbara completed her course of study for Respiratory Technician. That same year, she began her career as a respiratory therapist at Oakwood Annapolis Hospital. In 1974 she became a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician and worked until her retirement in 2000.

Barbara accepted Christ at an early ae. She was a devoted mother and a hard worker. Barbara was compassionate and giving. She would give generously to charities such as the Diabetes Foundation, Cancer Society, St. Jude, Veterans of America and The Boys and Girls Club of America.

Barbara departed this life Sunda, February 25, 2024, at Beaumont Wayne Hospital (formally Oakwood Annapolis) the very place where she started her career.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Nellie Trig, brothers: Walter, Nelson, Gene, Thomas and Charlie Trigg, sisters: Mary, Elretta, Faith, and Janet, son: Bernard Jr., grandsons: Jewon Anderson and Fred Butler.

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters: Karen (Gregory) Bryant, Katherine Anderson, Tracie Rodriguez, Marcia Jones, Brenda (Melvin) Maughmer, Esther (Coy) Graves, grandchildren: Nicole Braizle, Gregory Bryant Jr., Karen Dammar, Catresa Hill, Alicia Jackson, Felicia Jackson, Natalie Anderson, Toyka Hyde, Rena Butler, Michael Butler Jr., Michael Anderson, Todd Byrd, Barbara Jones, ReAnder Calloway, Rashad Calloway, Darius Graves, twenty-seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

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March 4, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Family Hour
March 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

Celebration of Life
March 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home-Westland
4670 S. Inkster Rd
Westland, MI 48186

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March 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Romulus Cemetery

Romulus, MI 48174


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