Barbara “Barbie” Lundy Millikan gave her final heroic blow to cancer as she stepped into the presence of her Savior on Sunday morning, July 30, 2023. Born April 26, 1957, she continually demonstrated strength and courage throughout her life as she battled breast cancer three separate times over a 32-year span with her loving husband of nearly 48 years, Vernon Eugene “Jap” Millikan, and her four devoted children Summer (Brian) Russell, Tabitha Johnson, Travis (Kari) Millikan, and Crystal Hilton. The Lord blessed her with being an adoring MawMaw to ten beautiful grandchildren, Madison, Karlee, Hannah, Shiloh, Zoe, Selah, Katelyn, Nevaeh, Kasen, and Kinsley. While Barbara had many loved ones who supported and prayed for her during the duration of her battle, her core team included three caring siblings, Richard (Stephanie) Lundy, Lisa Cox, and Linda (Fred) Corum, along with her nephews, Christopher and Matthew, great nephew Owen, and great niece Kayley, as well as her parents, Reuben and Nancy Lundy, who preceded her in her homegoing in 2022.
As her nickname indicates, she was an avid Barbie fan and loved horses. Her favorite pastime was shopping for and spoiling her grandchildren with bottomless bags of birthday and Christmas gifts, she never missed an episode of Survivor or Big Brother, and she was known at the Asheboro Walmart Pharmacy to be a shining light and source of encouragement to those she came in contact with. Barbara showed tremendous strength and tenacity every moment she spent on this earth. She has truly “fought the good fight” and has “finished the race” with a courage and determination that few demonstrate, resting now in the arms of the One who already defeated this battle on the cross long ago, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Barbara’s desire would be for no one to walk the journey she has traveled. For this reason, her family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her memory to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation or to your local Relay for Life.
Barbara’s family would like to receive friends on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at Pugh Funeral Home in Randleman from 4-6pm. They would also like to invite you to a celebration of life on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 10:00am at the same location. A committal service will immediately follow at Randolph Memorial Park.