Barbara Joy Dennis age 76, Beloved Mother, Grandma and Nana passed away Dec. 13, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was welcomed into heaven by her beloved husband Johnny and parents Earl and Mary Jack Cocks. She is dearly loved and will be missed by her children, Jimmy, Sharon, Danny, Ronny and Lynn; grandchildren, Zack, Ashley, Cory, Andy Mallory, Ronna and Lyndsey; great- grandchildren, Davis and Lilly; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Barbara was born Oct. 12, 1939 in Vernon, Texas. She married Johnny Dennis on June 8, 1957. They were married 49 years. Over the years Barbara worked at Dr. Abernathy Optometry and North Texas State Hospital, where she retired in 2000 from the telecommunications department.
Barbara was much loved by those who were lucky enough to be part of her life. Family meant everything to her. She was a beautiful person with a generous spirit and a wonderful Mother who raised her children with morals, principles and taught them to be strong and independent. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were one of her greatest joys of her life and she loved spending time with family. She was a strong woman with a quick wit and great sense of humor that she carried with her even throughout her fight the past year. She truly enriched the lives of all that knew her.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday Dec. 15, 2015 in the Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Monday Dec. 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
Those wishing to make a memorial in behalf of Barbara can do so to the Vernon Chapter of Relay for Life, Wilbarger County Humane Society or Hospice of Wichita Falls.
We take comfort in knowing she is with Dad again in Heaven. Mom, you are forever in our hearts.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.