Barbara Pierson, 82, of Amarillo, passed away September 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 18, 1940, in Gainesville, Texas to Arthur Clinton and Bertha Ellen (Owen) Galusha.
A gathering to celebrate Barbara’s amazing life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, October 3, at Lighthouse Chapel, 3707 Wolflin Ave., with Joe Alonzo officiating.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Barbara was a dedicated mother first. She was always very proud of her family and was excited when her title included “Granny” and “Gigi.” Cooking her family’s favorite if not unusual requests such as a ladybug shaped birthday cake she always rose to the occasion. She cared deeply for her family foremost and always provided for them without fail. Her greatest love was caring for those that needed it most. She was always dressed to the nines looking like a million bucks and turning heads until the end. Her selfless nature is what made her so special; never needing or wanting, adding sunshine even on the cloudiest of days. Her endless love will survive in the hearts of those she touched as she journeys to those Pearly Gates and continues to be a guardian angel for those in need. After spending many years working as an administrative assistant, Barbara retired from Llano Cemetery and has always considered everyone there at Llano as a second family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Bertha Galusha; her husband, Johnny Fleetwood Pierson, Jr., and her brothers, Clinton Galusha and Mike Galusha.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie Harrison, of Amarillo; her sons, Joe Curtis Law and wife, Carol, and Terry Randall Law, and wife Patty, all of Charleston, Arkansas; three stepdaughters, Susie Adamson and husband Alvin, of Gould, Oklahoma, Connie Muise and husband Rich, of Amarillo, and Louetta Shenefield and husband Dutch, of Altus, Oklahoma; her great-grandson, Chase (Sunshine #2); seven grandchildren, Michael, David, Jennifer, Stephanie, Daina, Joe, and Randall; 13 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, and a host of friends, including her Llano family.
Aunt Barbara was a kind, loving soul who brightened up a room with her presence. I always enjoyed our conversations her quit wit and the laughter. Thank you for everything thru the years. You are loved and will be missed by all. Jerry Ann
I’m going to miss this Beautiful Lady she always went out of her way to make everyone else happy. I have to learn how to make Chicken and Dumplings and when I do you will be my first invite . I Love You Granny ❤️
So many great memories growing up, i think one of my earliest memories was her sitting with Uncle Johnny on 811 N Florida having coffee and always had KDJW on the radio while they started the morning. She was alway so beautiful and kind, not sure I ever remember her getting mad but I am certain some of our antics probably pushed her right to the edge! We love you all and wish we could be there today, please give everyone a huge hug from us!!!
I not going to say going to say see you later
I love you granny see you when God calls me home I will miss you and I will always remember summers with you and 4pop