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Barbara A. Lindsey

July 20, 1944 - September 28, 2021

It is with broken hearts that we announce our beloved mother, Barbara A. Lindsey, age 77, of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, after a valiant battle with adenocarcinoma.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 20, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Marion C. (Gott) Walter. Barbara grew up in New Castle as part of a tight-knit family where the importance of loyalty, love, and supporting others was instilled in her. At age 10, she moved with her devoted mother and step-father to Delaware City where she later met and married the love of her life, Richard.

Barbara was blessed with a fierce intelligence that remained with her until the end. She was proud to have earned a scholarship to Padua Academy and was the person family and friends consulted when making decisions or talking through problems. Barbara was also a very spiritual person who had a life-long passion to explore and expand her faith. She was so many things to so many: a loving mother, daughter, sister, wife, aunt, cousin, niece, and friend; a talented dancer (the jitterbug was her favorite); a nature lover (some of her best times were spent in the mountains of central PA). Barbara was frugal in her own life but generous in the lives of others, opinionated, sometimes misunderstood but always well-intentioned. What may describe her best is that she was a skilled and loving gardener. Barbara’s beautiful garden was a source of great pride for her and she was happiest when tending to it.  Her attention and care wasn’t limited to botanicals but was extended to the animals and all of the humans in her life. She pruned and nourished all in equal measure to cultivate the best health, potential, and beauty in each. Barbara will be forever remembered, appreciated, and loved for these qualities and so much more. 

Barbara is reunited in Heaven with her loving husband, Richard D. Lindsey; daughter, Rose Marie Gott; mother and step-father, Marion C. and George H. Walter; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who went before her. Left to cherish her memory are her son, A. Stephen Gott (Kim); daughter, Erica Lindsey; sister, Elissa M. Souder (Ronnie); and family, friends, and neighbors who loved her.

All services will be held privately.

If you are moved to do so, you may make a contribution in Barbara’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or online by clicking here; two of the organizations among many that she supported.

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14 Guestbook messages for Barbara A. Lindsey

  • I’ll always remember her as the sweetest lady who had the beautiful house with the strawberry kitchen. Xo May you rest easy, Ms. Barbara. ❤️

  • My dear friend Erica, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much your Mom meant to you. I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I believe in my heart she is in a much better place with our Lord. love you much.
    Linda and Tom Selestok

  • Erica, Please accept my warmest condolences; I know how close you and your mother were, Please know I feel your pain; I just read A Mother is with us always in life then forever in our memory till we meet again; Love Mrs. E. Swift

  • Accept my warmest Condolences. Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. Rest In Peace Barbara and Peace Be With You.. AMEN AMEN AMEN.

  • I’m so saddened by the passing of your Mom, she was a wonderful person.., she was a great friend to my Mother, as well, she was awesome..my thoughts, prayers, hugs n love go out to you all..❤❤🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Am so sorry to hear that Barbara has pass she was the sweetest person to everyone will miss seeing her out doing her garden. RIP SWEET LADY.Prayers her family.

  • I’m so sorry Erica and Stephen! Such a Beautiful Person inside and out. I will always remember, the times we visited with Barb and She helping Mom out when when we were kids. She will be missed! Much Love to You All ❤

  • Barb will be missed alot by me and my family. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • My Best friend. Barbara. I am shocked by your death. You are so special to me. I will miss you deeply and passionately. We grew up together. My first childhood friend. I am so sorry. I did not know you were ill. I love you Kitty

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Barbara whose generosity was demonstrated to us during Natalie’s struggle with cancer. Barbara and Ericas generosity will never be forgotten.

  • Steve I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Please take some comfort in the warm and loving relationship and memories you have of you Mom.💕💕🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Me and Sarah are so sorry for your loss. God speed on her journey home. R.I.P BARBARA

  • I am so sorry Erica for the loss of your Mother. I am grieving for my Best Childhood friend. We were so close to each other from kindergarden until we were teenagers. My sister to me being an only child. We had many phone conversations and she always tried to help me with my struggles.
    she has been on my mind lately. I was going to call her a couple of times. I wish I had called.
    Please call me when you are able, I would love to talk to you. 302-744-8790 sincerely Kitty

  • Erica my dear friend, I know you were by your moms side during her battle with cancer, just as you have been by her side always. She may have passed from being a physical presence on this earth but her spirit will be by your side to support and guide you until one day you are united with your loving family.
    We am here for you, whatever you need.
    With much love,
    Candy, Armando, Kyle & Brian Cortes