Barbara Ann Mooney

May 26, 1967 - December 3, 2018

Barbara Ann Mooney, age 51 of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 26, 1967, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Doris (Smith) Engle.  Barbara graduated from Hodgson HS where she earned her cosmetology degree.  She owned and operated her own salon, Premiere Hair Designs for many years.  She then went to work for Twisted Hair Designs and later became a caregiver for many years, a job she loved dearly.

Barbara was a thrill seeker who loved to travel, shop, ski and go to the beach.  Above all, she was a loving sister, aunt and godmother who possessed a heart of gold.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Austin Buchanan.  She is survived by her siblings, Diane Reedy, James Ackinson, Jennifer Sampson, Mary Foust, Nancy Zellers, Jeannette Neff and Harold Engle; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; former husband and best friend, David Mooney; and her beloved dog, Jada.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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20 Condolences for Barbara Ann Mooney

  • So sorry for your loss, I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Barb was the most beautiful, caring soul! Her compassion for people and animals is unsurpassed. The years she spent with my Dad filled our hearts with warmth knowing he was with such a wonderful person! She was his best friend till the end. She was always thoughtful and loving. She was also our friend, sharing her love of beauty and music with us. She touched our whole family and we will miss her dearly.

    With gratitude and love,

    The Welz and Compello Families

  • So sorry for your loss.Barbie was a beautiful human being and I truly enjoyed her company,,, she will be greatly missed

  • Barbie was our dear friend and will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

  • I am heartsick at the loss of one of the sweetest and most loving human beings I’ve ever known.Barb was a rare person: she had no prejudices, no hatred and never a bad word to say against anybody. She was a gift from God and truly will be missed by every life she ever touched. Bless you honey and Rest In Peace knowing that you will always be missed.

  • What a wonderful friend and stylist Barbie was! The best life lesson she gave me was her positive, loving attitude toward everything.

  • We’re so sorry for the loss of Barbie such a fun loving person , beautiful human being, great sister Aunt, and friend with fond memories

  • Jeanette, so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers all the way from North Carolina. Cherish all the Memories and know that God will take care of you all and grant you his peace and comfort. She was so beautiful and she is now at peace! LOVE you much!!

  • Wow this is just so tragic, Barb will be missed by many people, She really knew how to make you laugh and could find the humor in just about anything! Barb use to cut my hair, and I remember her “talking up a storm” one time, and she inadvertently shaved off half my eyebrow! She was mortified but i couldn’t stop laughing! Her family, friends, and her dog were her world! My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. RIP Barb

  • Jeanette, sending my condolences. Wish I could be there to give you hugs and support. Your dear sister had your love until the end. May she rest in peace.

  • Jeannette….. I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. May God wrap you in his love. Cheryl

  • Jeannette and the rest of the family, I can’t express enough how sorry I am about Barbie’s passing. The montage was beautiful and perfectly showed her beautiful spirit. Accept my sincerest condolences, you all are in my prayers

  • Jeannette, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • I will truly miss you my friend. Your smile brightened my world. The private talks we had especially poolside will always be a cherished memory. You were a great friend that I will cherish forever. Until we meet again I will hold you close in my heart. Love u Barb

  • Wow. Reading this makes it more real. Love you aunt barb. Never forgotten and always in our hearts.

  • I am so saddened by the loss of Barbie. She was my wonderful hair dresser and friend for many years.
    I pray for God’s peace and comfort for Barbie’s family and friends.

  • Wow I’m shocked. Growing up with her was a blessing she was a happy upbeat personwith a great sense of humor. So many great memories always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Love you all great people. Stay in touch. Forever in my heart. God speed Barbie

  • I was introduced to Barbie more than 20 years ago when I worked with her brother-in-law Mark. She was such a blessing to all she knew and loved. I will miss you Barbie but I take comfort in knowing that I will see you again someday.

  • I am so sorry for the loss of Barb, I will miss seeing you and Jada walking around the complex, the small chat’s we used to have. Barb you will be deeply missed.

  • I hope you are and with all the others that we have list and are happy and. I wish I had been in a better place in my life so I would have enjoyed spending more time with you. I think about you alot and you I missed.sending love up above