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Barbara Janis Dockery

November 25, 1947 February 9, 2019
Barbara  Janis  Dockery
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Obituary for Barbara Janis Dockery

Barbara Ferguson Dockery passed away in Ridgeland, MS on February 09, 2019. Barbara worked in the beauty business in Jackson, MS and Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Earl Ferguson, and mother, Bernice Johnson Ferguson. Barbara is survived by Cristopher McKay Dockery (son), JoLynne Trapani (Cris’ companion), McKay and Jack Dockery (grandchildren), Mike Ferguson (brother), Heidi Ferguson (sister-in-law), Carolyn Holligan (niece), Kamerin Holligan (great niece) Bonnie Ferguson (aunt), Evelyn Ferguson (aunt), and numerous cousins and second cousins.
Tribute to Barbara:
​When I think of Barbara, I think of the color turquoise. She seemed to love
​every shade of this color and it blended in beautifully with her red hair and
​colorful lifestyle. She loved everything involving Native American culture:
​jewelry, customs, clothing, music. Her hairdressing skills were considered
second to none as witnessed by Bernice’s always beautiful hair, and the way
she could always blend Carolyn’s beautiful hair back into shape after she had
neglected her mane. Willie Nelson was her favorite country music artist. Mike
and I took Barbara and a friend of hers to see Freddy Fender in Vicksburg, MS
many years ago, except we never saw Freddy. Seems he fled the building because
he felt the crowd was not big enough to feed his ego. She loved the Southwest.
In the early 70’s, Mike and I took a road trip out that way with Barbara, Bernice,
and Cris, to attend Carl Everett’s wedding. It took us a few days to get to New
Mexico and just twenty four hours to return home on our trip! Had Barbara been
wealthy, she would have spread her worth unselfishly. Instead of material wealth,
Barbara gave her family unconditional love and dedication. When the angels took
Barbara to Heaven, I pictured a beautiful shade of turquoise sky as she entered
into the arms of Jesus.

​​​​​​​​Heidi Ferguson

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