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Barbara Landry Goldsby

July 22, 1949 ~ January 17, 2022 (age 72)


Barbara Landry Goldsby

The  "Celebration of Life" honoring Mrs. Barbara Landry Goldsby, retired educator, and well-known citizen will be held on Saturday morning, January 29, 2022, at eleven a.m.  The interment will follow the services in the Catholic Cemetery.  The services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 217 Harrington Avenue. Father John Bosco will be the officiant of the services. "A Walk-Through" will be held on Friday evening, January 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church from five until seven p.m.  To send flowers, plants, words of condolence,  or  light a candle, please go to


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"A Mother's Love – An Educator's Passion"


“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28


 On Monday, January 17, 2022, Barbara Landry Goldsby, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and friend, transitioned peacefully from this life. 


Born July 22, 1949, to the late Lillie Eaglin and Joseph O'Neal Landry of Opelousas, Louisiana,  Barbara was an only child. She attended Holy Ghost Catholic Church and School graduating with honors. Her next step on her educational journey was attending Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was there she met a handsome young man from Bastrop, Louisiana, who would eventually become her husband. The late Douglas “Ace” Goldsby, a humorous storyteller, delighted in telling anyone how they first met. According to “Ace,” he was walking on Southern's campus and this beautiful young lady, jumped from a bush, wearing a yellow mini skirt. She said, “Where have you been all my life?” Those who knew Douglas knew that story was probably just the opposite. Douglas and Barbara were blessed with three beautiful children: Sherrise, Douglas, and Tearany.


Barbara graduated from Southern with a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and a minor in English. She possessed a remarkable passion for education. Teachers have the power to inspire, through their attitudes, actions, and the lessons they teach. Barbara's compassion, her patience with her children and those around her were evident as she shaped and she molded young lives for thirty-seven as an educator. These qualities were rooted in her passion to teach. She truly believed that each of her students could succeed and was dedicated to the achievement of this success. Memories of grading test papers, homework assignments, and class assignments are still vivid in the minds of “her girls.” And, those papers HAD to be in alphabetical order! She loved working with children and seeing them grow and thrive.

Her life was centered around her family. Her greatest gifts were her children. Her loving and nurturing spirit, her beautiful smile, and her uncanny ability to “calm any storm” made her a favorite confidant to young and old alike.

Barbara loved a bargain. She could spend hours and hours shopping in stores for items, but always making sure she received the best price possible for an item.

Monday, January 17, 2022, with her daughters at her bedside, Barbara Ann Landry Goldsby, beloved daughter, mother, educator, and friend peacefully passed from this life to her eternal home. She was seventy-two.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Goldsby, a son, Douglas Goldsby II, a brother, Robert Landry, and her parents, Lillie and Joseph Landry.

She leaves to cherish her wise counsel, gentle smile, her words of wisdom; and, to continue her legacy; two daughters, Sherrise (Gerald Boley) and Terany Goldsby of Bastrop, LA; four granddaughters, Tiffani Goldsby, Caitlin Robinson, Imri, and Indya Carr; and three great-grandchildren, Douglas Goldsby, Logan, and Khloe Robinson, friends, and hundreds of grateful students who will always remember Mrs. Barbara Goldsby: “their sweet teacher who truly made a difference in their lives."


“Her strength, courage, and peaceful demeanor enabled her to deal with the toughest of situations.”



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Landry Goldsby, please visit our floral store.


January 28, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Harrington Avenue)

Celebration of Life
January 29, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Harrington Avenue)

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