Barbara Wayne

Obituary of Barbara Wayne

Barbara Ann (Golden) Wayne of Rochester, New York, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, transitioned to her new life with Christ on May 20, 2020. Barbara was born in Rochester on March 6, 1933 to the late Leroy and Marie Golden. She was educated in the Rochester Public School System and furthered her education at Manpower Nursing School where she earned her license as a Practical Nurse. Barbara had a strong commitment to God and was active in several churches over her lifetime. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and was baptized at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Rochester. She later joined the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church prior to uniting with Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Harmon E. Stockdale. In her professional career, Barbara worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at various healthcare facilities including the Rochester Psychiatric Center. She later became employed with the New York State Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) for 16 years until her retirement in 1995. Barbara and the love of her life, her late husband Charles Wayne Jr., were united in holy matrimony on December 12, 1949 at her family’s home on Clarissa Street in Rochester. God blessed their union with five children. Barbara’s pride and joy was caring for her family and sharing her wisdom and love. Her love extended beyond her biological children to her niece Paula Golden who she cared for until her untimely death. Barbara enjoyed listening to Gospel music, traveling, going to the casino and family outings. She always spoke her mind and was a woman of much wisdom. She shared her life experiences and was known to give an encouraging word to everyone she encountered. She was indeed a fun-loving and caring person who could always make you laugh and brighten up your day. After a full and blessed life, at 87 years old, Barbara Ann Wayne stepped from her earthly life into eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ. The love and joy that she brought to the lives of so many will be remembered and cherished by the loved ones she leaves behind: her five children: Latrice McKnight, Cheryl Wayne and Kim Wayne of Rochester, NY, Charles III (Valencia) Wayne of Buffalo, NY and Keith (Adele) Wayne of Louisville, KY; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; brother-in-law Nathaniel Wayne of Savannah, GA; one niece, Pamela McCullough of Rochester, NY; special children Gladys and Harriet Vascianne of Pittsford, NY and a host of great nieces and nephews. She also leaves special friends Evelyn Freedman and Betty Gateman, along with her childhood friend Catherine Gaston, all of Rochester, NY. In addition to her husband Charles Wayne Jr., Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings Florella Chandler and Latrice, George and Audrey Golden; granddaughter Carla Moss, nephew Najee Sami, niece Stacey Chandler and great nephew Yusef Sharif.
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