Barbara Pitman

08/03/1940 - 04/04/2021


The family of Barbara Pitman will celebrate her life of 80 years at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Bacon Heights Baptist Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. She passed on Sunday, April 4, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service here on this page, sign her virtual guestbook, and download her memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing her Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to her favorite music.

John and Barbara made their home in Littlefield, Texas, and moved to Lubbock in 1963. Two years later, on Feb 13, 1965, their daughter Tammy was born. On July 1, 1969, their son John Mark was born.   In February 1970, they moved to Visalia, CA, working with Gifford Hill. They lived in CA for 10 years and moved back to Lubbock in 1980, where they remain in the same home they bought over 40 years ago.  John and Barbara were charter members of Bacon Heights Baptist Church, joining in and remaining active and faithful members through today.  They enjoyed serving in ministry together, whether it was teaching in the High School or College Departments at Bacon Heights or serving as a Deacon family. They have fond memories of always having college students in their home, which was filled with love, laughter, a good meal, and plenty of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth for students, many of which remain in touch with John and Barbara to this day. Barbara served as a secretary for Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Trinity Baptist Church. In 1988, Barbara began a career as an administrator at Wayland Baptist University in Lubbock, where she served faithfully for 26 years before retiring in 2014. Barbara enjoyed this latest season of her life as she poured her life and love into her family, including 4 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, as well as continuing to serve in Lubbock Meals on Wheels and the Lubbock Food Bank. She will be remembered as a woman who loved the Lord fiercely with all her heart, soul, strength, and mind; and loved her neighbor as herself. Barbara lived out her life verse of Philippians 4:13, “I Can do all things through Christ which Strengthens Me” in every aspect of her life.


Barbara Pitman’s family has designated the Lubbock Meals On Wheels, 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79411, for memorial contributions donated in her memory.


Celebration of Life

Life Tribute


Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:6:00 pm
End Time:8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Location: Bacon Heights Baptist Church
Start Time:10:00 am
End Time:11:00 am