Barbara Louise Fisher Shaw passed Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif., where she resided for over forty years.
Barbara was born June 6, 1946, in DeQuincy to Donald Fisher, Sr., and Aell Gayden Fisher.
Barbara spent the first seventeen years of her life in DeQuincy. She was baptized during her youth at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of the late Pastor Frank Winder, where she sang in the Youth Choir. Barbara attended Grand Avenue High School. While attending Grand Avenue, she was an Honor Student and attended State Scholastic Rallies. She graduated with the Class of 1964. Upon completion of High School, Barbara attended Grambling State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.
After college, Barbara lived in Shreveport, Denver, Colo., and finally moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she and her husband Gene, spent many years together. Barbara’s professions were in the areas of Education and Business.
She was a member of Gamma Mu Sorority. Barbara was also an avid bowler, traveling with her bowling team to many states for their participation in tournaments.
Barbara leaves to mourn: brother, Donald Fisher, Jr. (Ethel Marie); DeQuincy/Alexandria; two nieces, Alinga Makeba Fisher, Baton Rouge; and Sadari Lisette Fisher, Jefferson; one Great Niece, Jordyn Marie Hubbert, Baton Rouge; one Great Nephew, Nigel Calloway Williams, Jefferson, and a Stepson, Gary Shaw, Los Angeles, Calif. She also leaves a special friend, Ron Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif., in addition to a host of cousins and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Shaw; parents, Donald Fisher, Sr., and Aell Gayden Fisher; brother, Melvin Fisher; Maternal Grandparents, Jessie Gayden, Sr. and Nettie Thomas Gayden; Aunts, Albertha “Sugar” Brown; Augustine Armstead, Martha “Molly” Buck and Madeline Gayden. Uncles, Jessie Gayden, Jr., Isaiah Buck, Abner Brown, and Felton Armstead.
A Memorial celebration will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m., at Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home in DeQuincy.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.