Barbara Marion [Locklin] Lewis, age 77, of North Branch, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2022 at home with her children by her side after her battle with cancer.
Barbara was born in Lapeer, MI to Lester and Marion Locklin on June 4, 1945. She graduated from North Branch High School with the class of 1963. After graduating and getting married to C. Jack Lewis, Barbara moved to Detroit, MI, where she started her family. City life wasn’t for them and they moved back to North Branch, MI in 1968 where she spent the rest of her life raising her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching old westerns, loved all things Elvis, and completing crossword & sudoku puzzles. She worked at the North Branch IGA grocery store as a cashier from 1989-1997, but her biggest joy was spending time with her two granddaughters, nieces, nephews, close family/friends, and all of the children she had the privilege of babysitting throughout her life as Aunt Barb/Granny/Miss Barb.
She is survived by her two children and their spouses; son, Paul M Lewis (Cindy) of North Branch; daughter, Cherie L (Lewis) Kerbyson (Brandon) of North Branch; granddaughters, Ashleigh Allen and Taylor Allen; sister, Cindy (Locklin) Solon (Stosh); as well as many nieces & nephews, and her beloved boys that she babysat for many years & considered as grandsons, Talon, Nathaniel & Caiden Sherrieb . Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Lester & Marion (Youngs) Locklin, brother Gary Locklin, and sister Sally Locklin.
Barbara’s wishes were to be cremated with no formal funeral services. Her Family will have a celebration of life at a later date, and she will be laid to rest with her parents in Rich Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home – Columbiaville. Share memories, condolences, and pictures with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com.