Barbara was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 5, 1941 to Buster Ramsey and Katie Ramsey. She attended Incarnate Word High School following a general studies path and earning a high school diploma. After completing some college, Barbara worked as an Office Technician and Senior Office Technician at Berendo Middle School and Cortines High School for 55 years.
Barbara loved watching football, feeding animals, and eating. She attended First African Methodist Episcopal church for many years when she lived in Los Angeles. Barbara was recognized by the Los Angeles Unified School District for her outstanding years of service.
Barbara is survived by her son, Courtney Davon Ramsey and was predeceased by John David Lowery, her grandfather, who raised her.