Barbara Ann Thompson
(1949 - 2012)

Barbara Ann Thompson
Nickname: Babs and BT

Oella, United States of America
February 16, 1949

December 5, 2012

• Cooking tons of fabulous dishes • Photographing water brooks..... • Watching action-pack movies.... • Creating mixtures of potpourri.... • Running "Gifts At A Glance" site • Staying at "Our Place at the Beach" condo in Ocean City, MD • Traveling all around the word..... • Dining with family at restaurants • Gambling in Atlantic City, NJ

Barbara Ann Cole was born in Oella, Maryland on February 16, 1949, to the late Mary Cole and Robert Rideout. She passed away on December 5, 2012 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

The oldest of seven siblings, Barbara was more than just a sister she was more like a mother figure. She was always the one that her siblings would turn to especially when medical help was needed. Sometimes they would call her “Doctor Barbara”.

Barbara Thompson was married and divorced to Daniel Thompson. They had three daughters together, Demetria, Danielle and Damico. Her oldest Daughter, Demetria passed away at the age of nineteen from complications of Lupus—which truly devastated her— but Barbara never gave up. She continued to get up each and every morning to face another day with a smile on her face. A year later, her heart was overjoyed when her daughter Danielle gave birth to her grandson Eddie.

Barbara had an Associates Arts Degree, as a Medical Laboratory Technician and a Certificate for Medical Records Coding. She worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital for over 27 years. She took on challenging roles as a Medical Laboratory Technician, Phlebotomist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Aids Research, Clinical Data Coordinator, Core Specialist III and Lastly a Medical Coordinator.

Barbara always had an entrepreneurial spirit and some of her business ventures were: selling homemade pizzas to neighbors and friends, selling collectibles in her “Gifts At A Glance” shop in Ellicott City.


When it came to her appearance, Barbara very rarely, if ever, walked out the house without having her lips painted with British Red Coat and spraying on a dash or two of White Linen or Beautiful perfume.
If possible, she always strived to look her best. She especially loved to wear necklaces with pretty and uniquely designed beads. Sage green was one of her favorite colors to wear for special occasions.

Barbara constantly walked around the house singing the soundtracks to Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and Porgy & Bess. She loved listening to all kinds of music but her favorites were: Pattie LaBelle, “Pretty Wings”, “Stair Way to Heaven” and “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”.

Barbara loved to watch all kinds of movies but she REALLY loved Action-packed movies. She never missed her favorite TV shows: Castle, The Closer and Monk. When Thursday’s came around is was “Fish Tacos” from one of the food trucks outside her job.

Barbara was a very talented artist whose creativity shown in everything she pursued. She was always ready for a party and she loved to dance. Her latest passions were taking photographs of streams, branches, geese and other scenic views; swimming at the YMCA; shopping at thrift shops with her daughter Damico; and she absolutely had to buy anything with balloons and butterflies on it.


She never let the grass grow under her feet. Barbara was always traveling to a new and exciting place. Some of her favorites were: gambling at many of the casino’s with Michelle and Urla; a 4-day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas; going to “Our Place At the Beach” condo in Ocean City; driving cross-country to Las Vegas, Nevada; and going for long drives to just about anywhere her daughters were willing to take her.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory: two daughters, one grandson, ex-husband and life time friend, two brothers and four sisters and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She will be truly missed by all. Those who preceded her death were her daughter, Demetria Thompson, sister Mary Elizabeth Ebb-Williams and her mother Mary Randall.

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Finally hung up your poster from work. Still looks amazing after all these years. It's a constant reminder of all the hard work and sacrfices you made for us. I'm truly grateful you were my mother.
Damico Thompson (Daughter)
December 16th, 2017
Still feels like it was just yesterday when we talked. So much has happened since I last posted. We finally got a little piece of the "good life" like you always wanted. Even if it was only for a week. You would have loved how fabulous it looked in person. Thanks for giving us the drive to finally achieve something wonderful!
Damico Thompson (Daughter)
July 26th, 2017
So good to hear your voice again!! Can't believe I found these wild videos on your camera. You're off camera, making funny comments. Glad I get to post them here.
Damico Thompson (Daughter)
July 24th, 2016
Can't believe it's been a year already?! Just doesn't feel real. I finally finished the movie. For the lack of time and just being plain tired most of the time it came out pretty good. Also, finished Mechie's photos. You would have loved it! Turned out really beautiful.
Damico Thompson (Daughter )
January 28th, 2014
Mom, I'm working on a family movie. It's so much work but I know you'd love it. I'm trying to include as my pictures as possible but it's way too much. Have to stop being perfect and just get it done!
Damico Thompson (Daughter )
December 3rd, 2013
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"Thanks so much for giving me the love of all kinds of music and the ability to dance! I'm so glad we got to have one more dance before you had to go to Heaven. I hope you're dancing with me in Heaven. See you on the other side!"
Damico Thompson
January 30th, 2013
"Ok,,, I did the "Party Rock" dance for you! I know you always wanted to do it. I started off pretty shaky since I haven't done the "running man" in years but I push through It just for you... Hope you could see me!! :-D — Mico"
Damico Thompson
January 23rd, 2013
"“For the many positive & uplifting words Barbara spoke to me. If she could speak to us in the words of Whitney Houston, she’d say, I hope life treats you kind. I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of. And I wish to you, joy & happiness. But above"
Ruth Whiting
December 27th, 2012
"About one month before the good lord decided to call my aunt barbara home, I visited her at her house and we sat and talked for almost four hours I don't believe I ever talkedwith her that long before but I will cherish that final talk we hadforever"
devon randall
December 22nd, 2012
"We know that Barbara set the example for all of us. She loved to laugh, joke, and dance. She enjoyed life."
Love Billy, Debbie, and Girls
December 16th, 2012
"We will miss our Aunt Barbara."
Marvin Thomas
December 16th, 2012
"Barbara was there to witness one of the most important days: my baptism at my church. It meant so much to look up and see her face."
Shanna Thomas
December 16th, 2012
"Always had a positive attitude. Always turned a negative into a positive. She’d bring laughter into the lab we worked in. She always made me laugh."
Harry Cook
December 16th, 2012
"A friendship–more like sisters–forged way back in NIC-U. Our similar lives and interest made use the best traveling buddies. She will be missed."
Urla Porter
December 16th, 2012
"BT was my dear, sweet and wise friend of 20 years. We always had fun traveling, talking and laughing on the phone. I will truly miss her."
Michelle Howard
December 16th, 2012


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