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Barbara Fallin Monzingo

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Barbara Fallin Monzingo went to be with her Creator on Saturday, March 6, after battling colon cancer.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jimmy; her son, John and wife Michelle of Homer; grandsons, Jackson and Charlie Monzingo; older sister, Donna Waltz and husband Phil of Ruston; niece, Laura Hawkins of Ruston and husband Kevin and son Henry; younger brother, David Fallin and wife Jana of Manhattan, Kansas; nephews, Daniel Fallin of Manhattan, Kansas and wife Jennifer with daughter Lillian, Benjamin Fallin of Dallas and wife Meghan; sister in love Virginia Simms of Haynesville and husband William “Billy”; nephew, Lee Simms of Stonewall; nieces, Jennifer Payton of Minden and husband Ron and son Reace, Gracie Rister of Frierson and husband Michael and children Ryleigh and Will; and great niece, Katherine Tromberg of Shreveport and husband Jordan.

Barbara will be joining her parents, James and Lilian Fallin, and her in laws, James and Mary Virginia “Mitz” Monzingo, in heaven. She will be missed by many cousins, family, and special friends.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church Homer on Thursday March 11, with visitation from noon until 2 p.m. with graveside service at St. Rest.

Barbara had been a member of First Baptist Homer since 1973, where she played piano and organ as well as teaching children’s choir and a women’s Sunday school class. She taught in Claiborne Parish for 20 years before working at the central office, where she was a supervisor for 17 years.

Barbara retired in 2010 to enjoy being a grandmother to her only child John’s two sons Jackson and Charlie. Barbara enjoyed attending their baseball games, where she was always found cheering for both teams and wanting them to “all have a good time.” She was a huge fan of high school sports while always stressing the importance of an education first.

Barbara and her three closest friends were affectionately called the Golden Girls. Barbara’s role was Dorothy, always the quickwitted straight talker. She was also known for her love of hats in all forms. Women attending the service are encouraged to wear hats in her honor.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the Barbara Fallin Monzingo Endowed Scholarship, in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University Foundation.

Pallbearers are Lee Simms, Daniel Fallin, Michael Rister, Ron Payton, Benjamin Fallin and Tommy Elis. Honorary pallbearers are Lee Faulk, Mitch Marsalis, George Gamble, Ben Gamble, Jay Patchen, Cookie Ogden and Tony Gantt.