Barbara Ann Buhl

Barbara Buhl, 75, of Waco, passed away May 25, 2019.

Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, May 31 at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, in Waco.

Funeral Service: 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 1 at Goodwill Baptist Church, 108 Falls County, in Lott. Burial to follow at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Barbara Ann Buhl was born in Gadsden, Alabama on May 18, 1944 to Wilma Wilson and Leon Buhl. She was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she graduated from William Penn High School in 1962. Shortly after graduation, she briefly moved to New York to work, then to Washington, D.C.

Barbara was an Administrative Assistant to the economist and author, Pat Choate at TRW in Washington, D.C.  She later became an Administrative Assistant for the Joint Center for Community and Political Policy. She left D.C. for a short period in the mid-70s to live and work in San Francisco, CA.

Barbara founded an organization to train and develop office skills for high school girls. She was on call to assist Major General Fred Leigh and his wife with their non-profit organization, Taia Peace Foundation, providing aid to Sierra Leone and Liberia. She also volunteered with the D.C. Coalition of 100 Black Women where she served as the secretary for many years. As a volunteer with the D.C. Coalition, she helped during the organizing of the first 100 Black Men Cook Event held at the RFK Stadium. This event continues to serve annually. She served this organization faithfully until she relocated to Waco in 2011.

Barbara accepted Christ in the mid-80s at the former Full Gospel AME Zion Church. After moving to Waco, she joined Carver Park Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her health failed.

Her hobbies included, but were not limited to, reading, writing, spending time with family, community outreach and activism, as well as shopping. Barbara wrote two unpublished books.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; brother, Marvin Buhl; and sister, Shirley McKinnley.

She is survived by her brothers, Leon Buhl Jr. and wife Cynthia, Ralph Buhl and wife Mamie, Steven Buhl Sr., Jerry Buhl Sr. and wife Teresa, Russell Buhl and wife Ramonda; sister, Margie Grayson and husband Gene; god-daughter, Alexis Myers; lifelong friends, Joanne Barnes, Alma Myers, Diana Brown, Jessyl and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bertha Baldwin

    We love you Auntie you will be missed you were a sweet lady Jesus needed you most save us a spot in Heaven we will meet again one day love you always Eric Bertha Tristan Baldwin

  2. Eric J Baldwin

    We will miss you Auntie you were sweet inside and out love you always until we meet again

    Love Eric

  3. Timothy Jackson

    It is times like this we come together as a family to appreciate, cherish, reminisce, mourn and most of all celebrate a life well lived!

    Rest In Peace with love Barbara,


  4. Victoria Horne

    Condolences and prayers for the family. I miss you Ms Buhl, taking care of you the last couple of years was a pleasure. I miss your smile and the times we spent together. No more pain or worries my friend. You will always have a special place in my heart. Love you always

  5. herrington j. bryce

    Barbara, thanks for all you have done to make some much and so many successful. I am grateful for your grace, your dependency, your insight, and your skills in getting important things done with members of congress, mayors, city officials and others . I am luck to be a major beneficiary of that friendship, grace and talent.

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