April 19, 1932 ~ January 19, 2020

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Denver, CO

Barbara E. Pride
Barbara E. Pride was born on April 19, 1932 in Denver, Colorado to Margaret Alberta Price. She was reared by her mother and step-father William Melvin Turner As a child Barbara grew up surrounded by family and enjoyed a wonderful childhood with her brother Norman Coleman. She received her formal education through the Denver Public School System.
Barbara had many gifts and skills. At an early age she discovered her gift of singing..As a young woman, she cultivated and mastered her love for singing in Church choirs and listening to music.
As a young adult, she worked as a background singer with jazz and rhythm and blues musical groups. Her love for singing was evident as she was awarded opportunities to sing along side many artists including: Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Charles Brown, Sara Vaughn and Nancy Wilson to name a few. While pursuing her music career, Barbara began having children and focused her maternal energies on raising a family.
As a Mother, Barbara worked hard to care for her children and diligently made sure the family was well taken care of. Mother Pride was a survivor and endured many occupational changes. One of her most proud accomplishments was, employment with the Denver Public Schools as a Paraprofessional at Smith Elementary School .
Barbara met and married Curtis Pride Sr.- an honorable soldier of the U.S. Marine Corps. For Fifty years they enjoyed each other and raised six beautiful children .
Barbara always displayed kindness towards others. She had a beautiful smile and humble spirit. Her faith in God was evident and she received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior as a young adult. She devoted her time to serving and attending Church on a regular basis. With this devotion, Barbara believed in the power of God and committed her life to prayer and worship in various Congregations and Local Churches.
Those preceding her in death, her husband of fifty years Curtis Pride S.; r both her parents , Margaret Alberta Price and William Melvin Turner ; and her son, Daryl Ray.
Barbara departed this life to the loving embrace of the Lord on Sunday January 19, 2020. Those left to cherish her memories and mourn her departure include her beloved children, Sandra Renee Johnson, Allen (Vera) Ray of Denver; Keith (Pat) Ray of Aurora; Margo Carter of Denver and Curtis Pride Jr. of Denver. She also leaves a host of grand-children, great grand-children; nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous additional family members and friends.


Visitation: February 4, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: February 4, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Interment: February 4, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 West Kenyon Avenue
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 781-0117

Room: Staging Area "A"

Reception: February 4, 2020 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. Remember this family from over 50 years.
    Ms. Barbara was a class act even then.
    My you all be comforted and find God’s peace.

  2. To the family of Ms.Barbara, I send my condolences to all of. Ms B was a sweet lady. May she Rest In Heaven with the Lord 🙏.And may you as her family be comforted in knowing that she is no longer in pain.She can now sing in heaven’s choir.
    Love to all
    Chandra Goodloe
    & Family

  3. A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.
    Maya Angelo

    Rest in Paradise Auntie Barbara
    You have Gained your wings
    Love your Niece 💞
    MALAIKA Coleman Thomas
    Harker Heights Texas.

  4. My Sincere Condolences to the Family. I remember, Mrs Pride, as a Nice Kind Lady. Always treated me Right as a kid. We where always Welcome at their house.

  5. Thanks to my grandmother for taking me to church in my youth year to know Jesus Christ. I love you as went continue to go until you got ill l love you always Darnell and Rhonda Hubbart.

  6. Thank you for being there for me and my children. You always told me how much you loved me. My dad always told me not to say goodbye but to say see you later. Now that you’re gone I can say goodbye.
    Love you Sincerely,

  7. Our condolences to Mrs.Barbara’s family, we’ve known her since we were children please find comfort from this thought found at John 5:21 where Jesus says “Just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.”

  8. I was blessed to know this woman through my cousin whom shares a child with Ms. Barbara’s grandson. She was a great soul and her and Aunt Margo always welcomed me and my family. I’m deeply shattered by this news but she lived a wonderfully life and was extremely loved and I find solace in that.

    Thanks for all the great memories
    I will cherish them.

  9. Mother Pride was a faithful women to her family,church, and community. She loved all her children. grandchildren, and great grandchildren. God bless this family.

  10. You will truly be missed. God has definitely brought one of his precious angels home. No mater what you always showed your loved toward us. We love you and rest in peace.

  11. To the Ray and Pride family. We go way back and I want you to know that you all are in my prayers. I truly know the pain you are feeling. Just continue to love God and love each other. Be there for each other. I love you all and will continue to pray for each of you. She is no longer in pain. Love Sheryl Norman

  12. I will miss you grandma Pride. Thanks for always accepting me. I love you always. Heaven gained another angel. Rest in peace

  13. On behakf of Christisn Corps Community Fellowship..We send our deepest condolences.Mother Pride will be missed. She was a joy in our Church congrgation for several years. We thank God for Mother and pray God continues to comfort the family during this time of sorrow
    Sincerly Psator Russ Porter Sr.

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