Barbara Jean (Masocol) Lankford, 82, passed from this life into eternal rest on Friday, January 1, 2021, in Oklahoma City.
She was born in Waipahu, Hawaii, On May 11, 1938. Seventeen years later she met the love of her life, Lewis Gene Lankford, Sr., and they were married on February 18, 1956, sharing 63 years of marriage.
A devoted and dedicated wife and mother, Barbara enjoyed her role as mother and homemaker. Once her children were grown and successfully on their own, she went to work for AT&T as an Assembly Line Technician. Even while working full time, she still found the time to be a loving Mom to her children and to others who were in need. After many years of service and a successful career, she decided to retire and take it easy until God called her home.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis G. Lankford Sr., and son, Darrell Dean Lankford.
She is survived by her children: Debra Welker, Melvin Lankford, Lewis Lankford Jr., Stuart Lankford, Denise Lankford; daughter-in-law, Chong Ae Lankford; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Viewing will be 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2021. Celebration of Life services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, at the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon, OK. Interment will follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.