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Barbara Ellen (Nee Leslie) White



God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


You are loved by so many, it is legion, and as such, unquantifiable.


Barbara Ellen (Nee Leslie) White, 53 years old, Portsmouth resident, passed away Friday, July 28, 2023 at 5:48 PM, at the SOMC hospital.


Preceded in death by her Mother, Catherine Caroline (Nee Craft) Leslie-Charles, Father, Carl Lawrence Leslie, Brother, Billy Edward Leslie, and several nieces and nephews.


Barbie was survived by her siblings: Pamela Helbak, Carla (William) Cook, Tonya (Jimmy) Cullum, Crystal Howard, and Carl Dinker Leslie; Children: Brandy Nicole (Nicolas Coy) Osborn, Joshua Aaron (Katie Susan) White, Eric Michael (Kiana Rachelle) White, Nikki Miranda Perkins, and Ashley Brook Howard; Grandchildren: Aubry, Bryson, Addison, Jack, Madison, Justin, Abigail, Wyatt, and so many more, either related or not. They are her legacy.


To this world, that has had so much love and tender care added because of her giving and loving heart, as well as, a need to see well fed faces looking up to her in enjoyment and satisfied smiles. This is not simply a good bye mama, but a statement of your success as a beautiful person, who never met a stranger and always gave everything you could to those in need.


We love you more than words or thoughts can convey. Go on mama, He’s waiting for you!


Celebration of Life for those who knew her well, on Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 2:00 PM, at The Old Homestead – AKA Big Run. Bring a covered dish and some stories.


Please visit to leave a special memory of Barbie or condolences for her family.




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