Barbara Kirkland Hull

Barbara Kirkland Hull, 83, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020

Service Information: Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

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Barbara K. Hull was born in Kershaw, South Carolina on March 17, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents Sidney W. Kirkland and Marie B. Kirkland and her beloved husband Keith D. Hull. She has one loving sister, Deborah K. Woodward who lives in Talladega, Alabama.

Barbara met the love of her life, Keith D. Hull, at Holmes Avenue Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina while he was serving in the Air Force as a pilot. They began their life’s journey together in 1956. Barbara and Keith raised four kind and wonderful children, David, Cassie, Phil and Cindy. After spending time in Arizona and Kansas, Keith, Barbara and kids settled in Waco, Texas in 1970.

Barbara was blessed with an amazing family that loved her dearly. Her oldest son, David, is married to Laurie and they have three children; Taylor, Jasmine and Fallon. Their family lives in Waco. Cassie is her oldest daughter and she is married to Bobby. They have two daughters, Carisa and Shelbi. Carisa lives in Denver and Shelbi lives in Houston. Phillip is her youngest son; he is married to Cheryl. They live in Waco, close to their two daughters, Haley and Heather. Haley is the oldest and is married to David. Together, they have seven children: Anthony, Abrielle, Ryker, Landry, Isabella, Lyndee and Evelyn. Heather, their youngest, also lives in Waco. Cindy is her youngest daughter. She lives in Bangkok with her husband, Jeff. They have four children, Jared, Justen, Jorden and Caity. Jared and his wife, Alex, live in San Antonio with their son, Warren. Justen, their second, lives in Bakersfield California with his wife Nikki. Justen and Nikki have a beautiful daughter, Julie. Jorden is married to Brittany. Together, they live in Longview with their cheerful daughter, Tatum. Caity, their only daughter, lives in Waco.

Barbara led a full life of service. She served as the General Merchandising Manager at the Baylor Bookstore. She started at the bookstore in 1982 and committed the last 38 years to the students and faculty. She was a proud supporter of Baylor Athletics, where she worked many sporting events. She loved her Baylor Family and worked diligently with her team to meet the needs of students, alumni, faculty and staff of Baylor University.

Barbara also served as the president on the Board of Directors for Wings for Christ. After Keith’s passing, Barbara continued to carry the torch, fulfilling the dream of teaching missionaries to fly and sharing the gospel worldwide. Barbara provided wisdom, passion and a servant’s heart to the ministry. She served with honor and integrity, giving her life to continue the Lord’s work. She attended Highland Baptist Church for over 45 years where she and Keith served our Lord faithfully.

Barbara was active in all aspects of her family’s lives. Barbara’s children were her pride and joy. She loved to soak up as much time as possible with her family. She loved her grandchildren and was their biggest cheerleader at every sporting event, concert, or graduation. Barbara exuded energy and showed kindness and love with everyone she met.

Barbara was fortunate to be surrounded by loved ones as she passed. The celebration of her life will be Baylor-themed. A fitting tribute to a great Baylor fan!

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. The Pratt Family-Fort Worth

    We loved visiting Barbara every time we went to the Baylor bookstore. She always had a great smile & kind word for everyone. She will be missed! Praying for her friends & family.

  2. I loved you like family Barbara and will miss you until it’s my time to join you. Rest in Peace beautiful lady.

  3. What a sad day for many of us that knew Barbara. I met her in ’99 when I returned to Baylor to coach. Got to know her pre football games when she ran the Bookstore @ Floyd Casey on my early game day walks. Through the years she never once forgot my family or my girls. I moved to Alumni work in ’06 and she was so eager to travel to our events and make sure we brought a little Baylor to each event. It was always about YOU — never about her. She was such a sincere, caring person. She shared her love. Baylor lost an employee and Heaven gained an Angel! Never forgotten.

    • Cindy Lehrmann

      Thank you for the kind words! She is truly and Angel. She loved her Baylor family deeply and we are thankful for everyone who returned that #lovelikegranny

  4. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Hull Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Ken and Paula Beene

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Debbie Wright-Hood

    Barbara is as one of a kind. She had such a giving heart and spirit. She would make me smile just seeing her because of her love for God and for others. So blessed to have known her. May she Rest In Peace in Heaven. Love and prayers to all her family and friends. What a blessing she has been. ❤️🙏

  7. So very sad to hear about Barbara’s passing, but what a legacy of love and kindness she leaves behind. When I worked events for Baylor Alumni, it was such a relief to see Barbara and her traveling boxes come down the hall! She was always willing to lend a hand. I often observed how she was a mentor to her co-workers and never missed an opportunity to be the light for those around her. Heaven’s gain! She will be missed.

  8. Barbara was like a ray of sunshine, always brightening the life of anyone she encountered. And she raised a group of faithful kids who represent the good in this world. My prayers go out to all of you! Love, Dina

  9. Corina Conde-Tinnon

    I was shocked to hear the news.. I’m heartbroken to say the least and. Barbara you were a joy to be around a mentor and a great role model I will cherish the time we spent together at Baylor.. Thank you for the memories😢Sic em Bears

  10. Johnny & Della Johnson

    Cassie and family of sweet Barbara: We had the pleasure of knowing Barbara through our employment at Baylor. We always sought out her whenever we were in the bookstore just to say hello and have a short visit. She always asked us, “how is my boy doing” referring to our son. Our son worked as a student in the bookstore and Barbara took him under her motherly wings. She had a big heart and a loving spirit. ✝️💟. Heaven has gained an angel.

  11. My condolences to the Hull family, David, Cassie, Phil, and Cindy. You are in my prayers.

  12. Eric and Pamela Hull

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Barbara’s passing.
    Such a special person, Aunt, Mom and Grandmother. She leaves behind a wonderful legacy and amazing family. Praying for all of you.

    Eric and Pamela Hull

  13. Barbara was such a joy to know. I met Barbara when I started working at Baylor. Even after I left, if I was around the campus I would stop by the bookstore just to say “hi” to Barbara. A kinder and gentler soul, she epitomized God’s love; it radiated from her. I was blessed to know and love “Miss Barbara!” My sympathy to her family. I know she will be missed.

  14. Barbara was such a pleasant and genuine person. I looked forward to seeing and visiting with her whenever I went into the Baylor Bookstore. Sometimes I would go the the bookstore just to see if she was there. I could tell she was dedicated to Baylor and her association with the university and to her family. She would often talk about her kids and grandkids and their lives and activities. And what a great legacy she has left the world through them. My sincere condolences to David, Cassie, Phil, and Cindy and their families. My visits to the Baylor Bookstore will never be the same without Barbara there.

  15. Hello Hull Family, My condolences to each of you. One of the many good things that I remember about your mom is how happy she always was. God gives us our joy and she was always full of joy. I remember all the good times we used to have with the “Jesus Teens” and that old red bus at Connally Heights. I hope I am not getting the bus mixed up with Parkview, but I may be. Would love to see each of you. May God’s blessings be upon you at this difficult time.

    Love and prayers,
    Lolita Collier

  16. Rachel Standerfer

    Cassie, Bobby, Carisa and Shelbi,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Barbara putting Shelbi and I to work in the bookstore when we were in Jr.High. We removed old barcodes from books! I was always in awe of how active and busy Barbara was as a grandma! It was so good to have had the chance to meet her. She was always smiling and warm. Bless your family during this time. I know she will be missed dearly.

  17. So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

    Carol Baer & Family

  18. Prayers to Barbara’s family. I enjoyed working with her at Lakewood Tennis and Fitness Center. She always had a smile and made members feel so welcomed. Blessings to all of you, I know she will be dearly missed.

  19. Kit and Sarah Riehl

    Mrs. Barbara was such a sweetheart. Our son worked for her at the BU bookstore, and she was his biggest fan. Well after he graduated, she would find us at church just to ask how he was doing! We will miss seeing her sweet face, but hallelujah, what a Savior!

  20. It has been a great joy and honor working with Barbara the last twelve years. God will has a new best friend.

    David Yee

  21. I loved that woman! Barbara and Keith were the real thing…loving others in Christ’s name. Their kids were in my Highland Baptist Youth Group and were some of the most fun of all the youth. Barbara kept up with our work at Mission Waco and Church Under the Bridge and often helped make donations happen for our ministry. She always greeted and encouraged me on trips to the Baylor Book Store, and always said for many years that she would work “just one more year.” It’s time to rest in the Lord, my friend. Tell Keith I said “hello!”

  22. I was given a special opportunity to work with an amazing person from 2008-2014. Barbara was my lifeline to the University in getting to know people and build relationships. Miss Barbara knew everybody and if I threw a name out she did not know she could find the person that did know them. The many road trips to out of town games and Alumi events were always the best. We would work all day and then pack up and hit the road for a nightly trip to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and beyond. She literally would run circles around you and still have enough in her to keep going. Oh for just one more hug from you! To Miss Barbara’s family thank you for the moments that we got to share with her away from you all. She is a treasure that truly will be missed by all. I know she is dancing with the loe of her life on the other side. Until we meet again dear friend!

  23. Paul Little and LeAnne

    A Beautiful service for a Beautiful lady.
    She had a Heart of Gold. We will always have fond memories. Barbara was a joy to work with at Baylor.

  24. Paul Little and LeAnne

    A Beautiful service for a Beautiful lady.
    She had a Heart of Gold. We will always have fond memories of working with her at Baylor.

  25. I knew Barbara though the Baylor Bookstore, and always sought her out when there. Barbara’s vitality and radiant smile never failed to energize us all! Barbara’s life is a wonderful testament to kindness, selflessness, and serving others, and the world is a better place because of her. I feel honored to have known such a dear, sweet lady!

  26. Stephen and Janet Hull

    What a true Blessing Aunt Barbara was.
    I can see her smile as she is with Uncle Keith now, and Our Lord.. May the Lord give you all comfort in knowing, what a wonderful family she had, and how much she loved each one of you.
    We love you All, very much!!

  27. I was greatly saddened to hearing of Barbara’s passing. Never met a gentler, kinder soul. She will be greatly missed by employees and students alike. I know she touched those around her in a profound way, because of the students I met at the Bookstore who had graduated and moved away, but came back just to see her and say “Hi!”. When coming to work at the Baylor Bookstore two years ago, I immediately was drawn to her, she made you feel like family. I am so sorry I did not get to see her, but I know I will see her again, and that is of great comfort to me.

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