From the family of Barbi Ward–it is with great sadness that we share the news that Barbi has passed away ending her long battle with cancer. She spent her final day with her devoted husband Lionel doing all of her favorites:”bee-bopping” and “doo-doing to music”, swimming in the pool, hopping in the Jacuzzi, walking Lorenzo, and star-gazing with Lionel.
She went to sleep that night, and never again regained consciousness. As a family, we are grateful that these are her last memories. She passed peacefully with her loving family holding her hands and sending her love and peace.
Due to Covid 19, an immediate family memorial was held in June of 2020. We are aware how much Barbi would truly have hated that, as you all know how much she enjoyed a good party! We are planning a celebration of life that would meet her approval at a later time. Hopefully, sometime in 2021. We look forward to seeing all of you there.
Thank you all for being a part of Barbi’s life and for the outpouring of care and concern for all of us. We are touched by the number of you that have reached out to support our family and express your love and grief at Barbi’s passing. She was truly one of a kind and touched so many people’s lives.
Lionel, Vicki, Renae and Shane
Lionel & The New World Band on you tube