Mrs. Barbara J Murchison was born December 15, 1949 in Shiro, Texas, to the parents of Augustine Elliot and Adam Bay. She departed this life in her home the night of January 6th, 2022 with family close by.
Barbara moved to Phoenix, Arizona at a young age accompanied by her mother and older brother. She graduated from South Mountain High School in Phoenix Arizona. Her love for children, lead her to a teaching degree from Arizona State University. She started her teaching career with Roosevelt School District, traveled to Alaska, and also taught in Michigan. She met her loving husband Roy Lee Murchison in Fort Worth Texas. Soon after she transferred to Albuquerque, New Mexico and retired from Albuquerque Public Schools May of 2013.
Her life involved her love for the Lord, her family, caring for children and serving her community. She committed much of her time helping family, friends and anyone in need, with anything she could provide.
Her parents James and Augustine Elliot, Adam and Novella Bay preceded her in death. Her brothers Clarence, John, and Kenneth and her sisters, Hattie and Brenda also preceded her in death.
Barbara leaves to celebrate and cherish loving memories, her husband Roy Lee Murchison, brothers; James, Joseph (Shirley), William (Nadine), sisters ; Linda and Sheila, children; Freda, LaRonda, Roswald (LaRita), Elicia (Joey), Jeannette Renae (Charles), grandchildren; Alexa, Yasmine (Juwann), Za’Niya, Ayden, Ariel, Mark (Wendy), Justin (Teara), Jeremy, Edred (Maryam), Jaylon (Nakitta), Brandon, Darien, Diondre, Jamal, and Charles (CJ) and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends she loved and cared for dearly.