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Barbara “Babs” Ann (Daugherty) Holbrook

June 30, 1959 - January 5, 2020

Barbara “Babs” Ann (Daugherty) Holbrook went home to be with the Lord and her husband Bea on January 5, 2020. She passed away on the same day as her husband, fifteen years apart. She missed her husband every second of everyday he was gone, and now she’s in his arms forever.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 30, 1959, she was a daughter of James Daugherty and the late Mary “Mitzie” (Edwards) Dixon.  Babs was a Delaware native and attended Glasgow High School.  She was a loving mom and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother, Mitzie, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lundy “Bea” Holbrook Jr.; grandparents, James and Mattie Daniel; and her brother, James Daugherty Jr.  She is survived by her father, James Daugherty Sr.; her sister, Audrey “Toni” Bartelt; two daughters, Shauna A. Holbrook, and Brianna M. Holbrook; one son, Lundy B. Holbrook III and his wife, Ashley (Marquiss) Holbrook; and seven grandchildren, Matthew W. Reynolds, Isaiah J. Holbrook, Elijah B. Holbrook, Emmanuel A. M. Holbrook, Angel L. Cruz III, Faith D. Cruz, and an unborn granddaughter baring Babs’ namesake, Barbara J. Cruz.

A graveside service will be held at 10am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, Delaware. Her final resting place will be near her grandparents, James and Mattie Daniel. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

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28 Guestbook messages for Barbara “Babs” Ann (Daugherty) Holbrook

  • Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

  • Shauna, I’m so sorry for you and your families loss. I love you guys! Lord knows Babs is up there wrecking shop right now. She will be greatly missed by myself and tons of other friends and family.

  • Rest In Peace my friend !

  • I want to Extend My Sincerest Condolences to Babs Family..❤️✝️❤️
    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
    Revelations 21:4….Gods Promise.. Till we see & be with each other again..Keep this scripture close to your Heart..❤️
    Cousin to Lundy , Brianna, Shauna
    Bonnie Nagle

  • Mom,
    We met under extremely hard circumstances, when I was 17. You’ve always tried to do right by me, from day one. You were my roll dog. I fell in love with my husband under your roof and wary eye (she’s 17! I can still hear you).
    You were the first person I told I was pregnant, even before my own mom. Actually, you told me lol. I loved watching you with your grand babies, my daughter included. The pride in your face when you looked at those kids was beautiful. Also when you would tell ppl how smart Corey is with computers, or about Lundy being a cop, so proud of all your kids, blood and other wise. Sometimes family is the people you choose, and it’s been an honor to be chosen as your adopted daughter. I promise to always ride with and for Shauna and the kids, like you would if you were here. I love you so so so much.
    -Jessy

  • 🙏❤️Such sadness, a heartbreaker for sure. ❤️🙏

  • The obituary was lovely. I haven’t seen Babs in year but my heart hurts that she’s not here anymore. My condolences to Toni, Shauna, Brianna and Lundy. Your in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  • Babs…
    Give Jimmy a big hug and love on my girls( I know you will)…
    No one will fill the void you have left. Thank you for making me challenge myself even on days I felt I couldnt.
    You loving sister.

  • RIP babs you will be missed never forgotten.

  • My prayers go out to the Family. Babs memory will be cherished always.

  • Barb may you Rest in Peace i will truly miss you you we’re so loving and caring!

  • My sweet Lundy and Ashley.I have been praying for you ever since you contacted me. I’m so sorry for the loss of Babbs I hope you family is reaching out to Go’s together at this time. I love you and hope for peace.

  • You will be missed. Rest in peace

  • R.I.P. Babs God Bless your family. I love you and you will be greatly missed.

  • God rest your soul Babs. Love, Diana Herb your roommate where we lived 9th. & Pine St. Wilmington, De. I’m shocked to hear this. R.I.P.

  • I’m so so sorry for your lose. Babs was a great person and would give and do anything for anybody. She will be missed. ❤️ Mary and Steve mullins

  • I remember Babs for all of the years I have known her. God bless her family.

  • R.I.P. Babs. I’ll always remember you coloring your pictures & I helped you hang them on your bedroom walls @ 9th. & Pine St. Also you tried to keep me from crying so much @ that house. Love you Babs & never forget you, Diana Herb.

  • So many memories so many good times you will be missed but never forgotten. You will always be loved by many including myself. Do I have the stories to tell… LOL God bless you, and save a seat for me next to the Lord

  • I am very sorry to hear of Babs passing.
    My heartfelt prayers and condolence to all of her family and friends.
    May Gods presence be strongly felt and bring comfort to all who mourn her departure today and over the years to come.
    God Bless Everyone.

  • Babs had a heart of gold.Shes been through alot,the past few years and now,she’s at peace.Ive always kept her in my prayers and now I pray for Shauna and all her family.Rip Barb,you were always good to me.

  • You will be missed now you are with the Lord and your husband. Your spirt is all around us and in are 💕 forever I love you and miss you already. Karen

  • Sending loving thoughts and prayers to Babbs’ family.♥
    Rest in peace.📿

  • I remember her from Glasgow High , my condolences to her family and friends.

  • I’m gonna miss u my freind I love u Ms Barb .

  • We will miss you very much Ms. Barb. I was just talking to you not too long ago. You were such a kind lady with a big heart. I hope you are happy in your husband’s arms in Heaven now and at peace. You will forever be missed but never forgotten. Rest in Peace.

  • My condolences to the family!

  • Love you Babs! So many memories of you from when I was a little girl to a grown woman. You always had a positive spirit despite your circumstance. Much love!