Barbara Ann Dear-Oliver


Barbara Ann Dear was born November 9, 1957 in Columbus Ohio to the parents of Lillie Dear and Henry Wallace.

Barbara was affectionately known as Mrs. Barb or as Mom. She attended Mohawk High and graduated from East High school in 1983 she received her Business Administration degree from Bliss College in 1984. She also graduated from Urbanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1985. Barbara and her husband, Rob, owned J&T Janitorial Cleaning Service from 1990 to 2014 when she had to close business due to Rob’s passing. They also owned a full service salon from 2005 to 2018. Barbara also ran her own home childcare service for over 30 years. Barbara loved listening to music (her favorite rapper was Rick Ross). She also enjoyed spending time with Family & Friends, & She was a God-fearing woman. Barbara was a go getter and determined woman and she always wanted the Best in life. She lived hers to the Fullest. She sure knew how to throw a party.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Robin Oliver, her father Henry Wallace, son Walter Dear & Jason Siravo, Grandmother Leola Dear-Adams, Papa Joseph Kimbrough, brother Clyde Dear and Uncle James Dear

Barbara is lovingly cherished and remembered by her fiancé Marcus Jackson, Mother Lillie Ann Dear, Son Tarik (Linda) Dear. Daughter Tarmesha & Robin Dear. Goddaughter: Tameka Price. Sister Lisa Dear, Brother Jerry Holloway. Grandchildren Elijah, Shaqualla, Waltina, Nevah, Walter II, Cameron, Aaliyah, King, and Jacob. Great Grandchildren: Kingston Priceton, Braxton, & Xsell II. A hosts of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Special Aunt Donna Dear: Special Sisters/Friends: Vivian Bennett, Scheriee Bowles, & Rhonda Slaughter.

Barbara will be truly missed by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her; but she will be especially missed by those who’ve had the privilege of loving her.

Please revisit this page and pray for the Oliver family as they write the obituary for Barbara.

Private Visitation 9:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday, June 14, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the DEAR Family, visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. With caring thoughts.

  2. Going to miss her laugh and how all of her expressions showed on her face. Sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. Hugs to everyone in her family.

  3. Debbie Tention

    Rest In Peace Ms Barbara Prayers of Comfort & Peace to the Family & Friends.

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