Barbara Petty


Barbara D. Petty, also known as “Babby” was born on July 3, 1959 in Winston Salem, North Carolina and passed away on October 8, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

Barbara has eleven grandchildren. She was a loving and caring person. She loved to crack jokes. She loved listening to music. She was a bartender at Tins Bar. Her favorite hangout spot is FNH Bar where she loved to gamble and play dice to take everyone’s money. Barbara could be mean at times. Her favorite word was “Bitch” and “MF” but, she would help anyone out. IF you called, she would have answered. She loved the kids.

Barbara is preceded in death by her mother, Rachel Williams; father, Carl Porter; sister, Debra Petty; brothers, Dewayne and Jerry Petty; son, Alfred Sow Jr; aunt, Willie Mae Eldridge; niece Tracy White; and nephews Titus White and Deonte Yepes.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her children; Charlene Petty, Davonna Anderson, Samuel(Keiwaunna) Petty, and Brandee Jeffers; grandchildren, Dayzah, Jones, Semaj Thompson, and Daniyah Anderson; sisters, Shirley (Raymond) Norman and Evelyn (Jamie) Jordan.; uncles, Theodore Good, Larry Johnson, Charles Walker, and Charles Hairston; aunts, Rita Cherrita, Gloria Anderson, and Jackie Houpe; Goddaughter, Charnita Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones that she loved dearly.

Barbara loved being around her friends and family. She will leave them with love and memories. You will be missed “Babby”.


Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Monday, October 17, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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Condolence Messages

  1. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. Thinking of you all.

  2. Lanny Jones and Family

    To the Petty Family: May the Lord comfort the entire family and friends during this time.

    There is really nothing we need to know or even try to understand.
    If we refuse to be discouraged
    and trust God’s guiding hand.
    So take heart and meet each minute
    with faith in God’s great love,
    Aware that every day of life
    is controlled by God above…
    And never dread tomorrow
    or what the future brings,
    Just pray for strength and courage
    and trust God in all things.
    And never grow discouraged
    be patient and just wait
    for “God never comes too early
    and He never comes too late!”

  3. My heart ❤️tears just flowing momma! No one will ever know how deep you mean to me..I was 25 homeless with a new baby two weeks out of ICU. You took me and my baby in at the shelter I was so scared but you. I fell in love with you from day one you taught me so much but the laughs the laughs the praising God together, you talking shit. I’m gonna miss you so much I love you

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