Geraldine Creech Peel
B: 1937-02-22
D: 2019-03-16
View Details
Peel, Geraldine Creech
Donald Faulk Smith
B: 1938-07-20
D: 2019-03-16
View Details
Smith, Donald Faulk
Ginger Parrish Bowers
B: 1974-01-27
D: 2019-03-16
View Details
Parrish Bowers, Ginger
Wallace Whitfield
B: 1928-01-29
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
Whitfield, Wallace
Joyce Ard
B: 1954-10-01
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
Ard, Joyce
R.J. Franken
B: 2015-06-23
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
Franken, R.J.
Donald Edward McCauley
B: 1956-08-24
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
McCauley, Donald Edward
Linda Walen
B: 1947-09-06
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Walen, Linda
Steven Warren Hosterman
B: 1959-12-26
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Hosterman, Steven Warren
Don Howe
B: 1951-09-30
D: 2019-03-14
View Details
Howe, Don
Dorothy Davenport
B: 1955-01-19
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Davenport, Dorothy
Karyn Gray
B: 1981-01-10
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Gray, Karyn
Shirley Chalker McGowan
B: 1958-04-26
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
McGowan, Shirley Chalker
James Player
B: 1961-01-19
D: 2019-03-12
View Details
Player, James
Joann Stradley
B: 1941-11-18
D: 2019-03-11
View Details
Stradley, Joann
Jerry Lukers
B: 1950-09-26
D: 2019-03-11
View Details
Lukers, Jerry
David Critchley
B: 1947-05-25
D: 2019-03-11
View Details
Critchley, David
Dison Gideon
B: 1940-06-06
D: 2019-03-10
View Details
Gideon, Dison
Daryl Holland
B: 1980-09-18
D: 2019-03-09
View Details
Holland, Daryl
Evelene Montgomery
B: 1948-10-09
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Montgomery, Evelene
Larry Tyrone Williams
B: 1964-09-26
D: 2019-03-07
View Details
Williams, Larry Tyrone


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
419 Yoakum Ct
Pensacola, FL 32505
Phone: 850-438-6235
Fax: 850-438-5758
Barbara Ackerman
In Memory of
Barbara Lenz
1933 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Trahan Family Funeral Home
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Barbara Lenz Ackerman

Barbara L. Ackerman
1933 - 2018

From the old hymn, To God be the glory! Great things He hath done.

My beloved mother, Barbara Lenz Ackerman, 84 years old, was born to Josephine and Henry Lenz on March 9, 1933. She was welcomed into our Savior's arms on March 7, 2018. She was raised in a loving, Christian home and attended local schools. She graduated from Pensacola High School. She married her high school sweetheart, John M. Ackerman, Jr. on May 21, 1951.

She worked in civil service at NAS. She then became the best stay at home mother anyone could ever ask for. In later years she worked in customer service at Gayfer's and retiring from Dillard's. To have known her you would know our home became known as the "Gayfer's Annex." She could spot a clearance rack a mile away and subsequently she bought for everyone dear to her. She was convinced there would be a Gayfers in the Heaven shopping mall. She also served as the Precinct Clerk for Voting Precinct 83. She was kept busy trying to keep up with John, her husband, as he was trying to outdo her on shopping for the newest, latest and greatest appliances and electronics bought from Gulf Power Company, his employer. We envision Dad standing in the ante room of heaven wanting the checkbook from mom!

Barbara was involved with her daughter's PTA, Girl Scouts, church choir, vacation bible school, and teaching Sunday school. She served in the nursery at First Baptist Church of Pensacola for over 30 years - one of her favorite things to do was rock the "FBC babies."

Barbara was an established member of FBC of Pensacola. She was a member of the Heritage Club. She knew her Lord and Savior and lived a devoted Christian life. She was a role model to many through her faithfulness and winning attitude. When her home was completely destroyed by hurricane Ivan her view was, "I see this as a way of Jesus finally cleaning my house (because I don't like to) and now it's time to start over! Let's go shopping!"

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John M. Ackerman; her infant son, John M. Ackerman, III; her parents and in-laws; and her brother, Clifford T. Lenz (Mary).

She leaves to carry on her legacy, her devoted daughter, Tamara A. Ackerman; her adored grand-daughter, Tiffany A. Ackerman; her sister, Louise Jarrard. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews who will carry on her faith and good works. Barbara loved her kitties, Lollie, Essie, Maxwell and Obama (all rescues). Montana, her favorite little doxie will be waiting his turn in heaven to sit beside her as she feeds him food better than we had.

Tamara and Tiffany would like to acknowledge the love, care, support and compassion to mom's special angel that has walked beside us on this journey, Sandra K. Linton. Our gratitude to the best neighbors a family could have, over 50 years, Margaret and James Hansen. Our hearts were particularly blessed by the presence of Neal Kinard, the outreach minister of FBC. Not only was she Tamara's 2nd grade teacher but she would later become the best friend mom could have during this part of her journey home. A special thank you to Dr. Jaulook and the staff of Baptist Hospital. Your care exceeded all of our expectations.

There will be a visitation, Tuesday, March 13th, from noon to 1:00 at the First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Pleitz Chapel, 500 N. Palafox St., Pensacola. Those that choose to will reconvene by car at a location near NAS. From there the cortege will enter NAS and be directed to graveside services at 2 pm. Services will be led by Dr. Ross Lankford and Neal Kinard.

We love you to the moon and back, mom.
Well done, my good and faithful servant.

To send flowers to the family of Barbara Lenz Ackerman, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers