Barbara (Thomison) Magness - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Barbara (Thomison) Magness

November 1, 1950 - May 18, 2023

Barbara (Thomison) Magness, age 72, of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

Born in Baltimore, MD on November 1, 1950, she was a daughter of Georgia R. Snodgrass and the late Dr. S. James Thomison, M.D. Barbara was a graduate of Harford Day School and Bel Air High School, class of ‘68, in Bel Air, Maryland. She continued her education at Harford Community College where she earned her RN in Nursing. Barbara also attended the University of Maryland, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as Woodbury College in Vermont, where she received her Masters of Science in Law.

Barbara dedicated her career to helping others through healthcare. She spent several years working in research at John’s Hopkins School of Medicine and taught nursing at Harford Community College. Barbara later worked as the Director of Nursing Education, Quality Control, Training and Risk Management at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

In addition to her father, Barbara was preceded in death by her loving sister, Carol Anne (Thomison) Sissom. She is survived by her loving son, M. Alexander Magness (Maribeth); granddaughter, Abigail Byrne Magness of Rockville Centre, NY; mother, Georgia Snodgrass; sisters, M. Lisa Snodgrass and Laura Snodgrass-Pohlenz (Scott) of Bel Air, MD; nieces, Tara Sissom, Lily Pohlenz, and Mary Pohlenz; nephew, Connor Sissom; adoring friends and coworkers, Mamie Baldwin, Jocelyn Silver, Joe Jones, and so many more.

All services will be held privately.


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7 Condolences for Barbara (Thomison) Magness

  • I am so grateful for u. You changed my life. You loved me and I loved you. Get ur rest beautiful WELL DONE ❤️

  • BJ was my teacher at citizens nursing home. She was a inspiration to me and taught me to never give up. I will never forget the day I locked my self in the bathroom crying because this job was not for me! But she saw something in me I didn’t see. She unlocked the bathroom and told me to get back at it and I was the right person for this field. she stayed by my side for the rest of class continuously cheering me on !!! I stayed at citizens for 12 years. She would have me speak to new classmates to tell my bathroom story. Iam now an executive medical assistant and loving it. My success all started with her. You will be missed BJ

  • Bj I enjoyed working with you over the years at Citizens. I’ll miss you calling me every few minutes to page someone in the building.

  • You was my best friend I’m going to miss you one I no I will see you again love you my friend RIP to we meet again love joann coffing

  • Oh dear lord Bj you was the best nursing instructor I’m really heart broken I was in her first class at citizens nursing home in Harford County she was tough but she taught me alot she will be dearly missed

    I remember the first time her son came over to the job to see his mother and we all looked at him all of us females in the class we could not stop staring at him cuz he was such a nice looking handsome young man I said to BJ your son is fine as wine she just laughed and laughed we had good times with her she was tough on the whole class but we all passed and got our GNA certificates my condolences to her family just remember God loved her more she was a beautiful soul and I’m sure she lived a Wonderful Life

    Tammy webster

  • Such a heart break for your family. Sending hugs your way.

  • Lisa, I am sorry to hear of this loss for you and your family. May the peace of Christ be with you. Cindy