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Barbara Jean Brown

Early Life

Barbara Jean Godfrey-Brown was born in Scott, Arkansas to Mary Moten and Herman Godfrey on December 12,

1942. She was affectionately known as “Bobbie D.” Barbara confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a very

young age and rededicated her life to Christ. She was a member of Grace Inter-City Baptist Church in Little Rock,

Arkansas. In 1974 she moved to California where she resided for many years and then she moved to Atlanta,

Georgia until she went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

Passion for Family

Barbara was the light of every room she entered. She had such a giver's heart. She was loving, kind, and caring. Her

smile was infectious. She had the strength of a lion, a spirited attitude and a heart of gold. She was simply a feisty

compassionate soul. Family was very important to Barbara, and she displayed her love daily.

Barbara embraced her role of mother and homemaker. On weekends, she enjoyed “thrifting” with her daughters.

She also enjoyed collecting African American figurines which she displayed in her home. Bobbie D enjoyed sharing

love through a meal. For many years, she faithfully prepared Sunday dinner for her grandchildren and was the    go-to for all the infamous recipes for holiday meals. More than this, her door was always open for all that needed her. 

She was truly an inspiration. She embodied the definition of family and connectedness.

She lived for her children and loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her great-great-grandchildren. Her family provided the beat to her drum, they meant so much to her.

Heritage and Legacy

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Moten and Herman Godfrey and her first love and children's

father Earnest Adams, Sr. Her sisters that preceded her were Lisa Marie Mickles-Jacko and Ann Goodman of

Arkansas. Her brothers Robert Fuller Sr, Archie Mickles and Bruce Mickles of Arkansas who also passed away prior

to her death.

Barbara leaves behind seven sisters and ten brothers. Brenda Brooks (TJ), Linda Mickles, Dean Paige (Edward),

Christina Goodman, Catherine Goodman of Arkansas; Marilyn Goodman of Kentucky; Lillie Goodman of California;

and brothers Arthur Leon Mickles (Evelyn) of Texas, Johnny Ray Mickles, Charles Goodman, Michael Goodman

(Pamela), Louis Goodman and Ernest Goodman of Arkansas; Robert Goodman, and John Henry Goodman of

California; Herman Godfrey, Jr. (Kim) of Tennessee; Clyde Leon Godfrey (Chelo) of Kansas.

Barbara leaves precious memories in the hearts of her seven children Willia (Nikki) Butler and Donna Adams of

Nevada; Yuvette Adams- Lowe, Earnest Adams, Jr, Tonette Woods-Morris (Leonard), Herman (Deon) Adams

(Pamela), and Kelvin (KK) Adams (Tiffani) of Atlanta. Her great legacy will also be cherished by her 27 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 4 great—great grandchildren. And a host of nieces and nephews, neighbors, and beloved friends. Barbara Jean leaves to cherish a special friend of 40 years, Fred Hogan, Sr. and best friend Kay Hall of 45 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 17, 2021, 1:00pm, Inner City Spiritual House of Prayer, 1800 West 16th Street, North Little Rock. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 16, 2021, 12-8pm, Hardy Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 5300 West 12th Street. Due to COVID-19 a facial mask is required.