BARBARA ANN THOMPSON-HAIRSTON | Klingel & Carpenter Funeral Home
BARBARA ANN THOMPSON-HAIRSTON, born October 15, 1937, entered eternal life on June 14, 2021 in Winter Park, Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Edward, 57, and her brother, Robert L. Thompson, and her parents, Ruth and Howard Thompson. She is survived by her son, Colin Howard Hairston, her daughter, Mimi Alexandra Carrie Sierra, her brother, Charles “Tom” Thompson, and her sister-in-law, Nancy C. Thompson. Barbara was fortunate to have several nieces and nephews: Alison and Jennifer, Karen, Robert, Jennifer, Warren Dale and Michael. Barbara’s surviving grandchildren are Sharaya Ann, Brenna Marie, Kamber Elise, Colin Howard Jr., Vanisha Nicole, Kayla Jasmine, Tyler James, Alyssa Kimera and Shawn Anthony. She was also fortunate to have two great-granddaughters, Ellie Ann Louise and Elizabeth Anja. Barbara enjoyed learning and obtained several degrees after graduating from Huntington High School in 1955. She received a BA in Psychology from Marshall University, an MA in Religion from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, an MA in Divinity from JFK University, a BA in Art History from Sonoma State University and an MA in Art History from San Francisco State University. Barbara worked in the Special Collections Department of the Ruben Salazar Library at Sonoma State University, where, among her many responsibilities, she helped organize dozens of art exhibitions for the public. Barbara moved to Houston, Texas where she retired from the Rice University Fondren Library where she pursued her passion in Special Collections. Barbara’s family and friends loved her and will miss her dearly. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to his house of church for many years, Saint Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe Road, Houston, TX 77056 (713-622-4807). Klingel-Carpenter mortuary assists the family with Graveside Services, which will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Franklin Cemetery, Branchland, W.Va. Family guestbook on www.klingelcarpenter.com.