Barbara Ann Felton-Wilson was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 26, 1954. She was
the beautiful daughter of the late Herman Lee and Bertha Mae Felton. Barbara was the
second child of five siblings, and she was the family historian. She attended the NYC Public
Schools and graduated in 1972 from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, NY. She
attended Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied fashion and design, she made
clothes, dresses and learned to put together looks.
Barbara was always into the arts, dancing, and singing as a child and throughout
her life. She was in the church choir in her youth and her high school glee club. She was in
a variety of bands; street theater and off Broadway plays at the theater for New City.
During her career in the arts, she often went by the stage name Topaz or Sajada Fakir.
She was affectionately known as Sajada by her loved ones and friends.
She met Ron Wilson in the Film Center Building in NYC in the fall of 1989, they
dated for two years before marrying in 1991. Barbara and Ron married on September
28,1991 at the Manhattan Tabernacle church. The couple shared their happily married
lives in Brooklyn and Inwood for over 30 years. During their marriage, Barbara and Ron
were active members of their churches. She was a member of the Manhattan Grace
Tabernacle Choir and worked in the children’s Ministry of Brooklyn Tabernacle. Barbara
enjoyed fashion, make up, playing games, laughing, chatting, and spending time with
family and friends. In Barbara’s own words from her Facebook page, she loved “Jesus
Christ, being alive, music and Ron”.
Barbara was fluent in Japanese and used this skill set in her career for a variety of
companies including All Nippon Airways. Barbara took her love of beauty and training at
FIT into careers where she sold beauty products, prom, and pageant dresses. Barbara
worked for an entertainment law company. She was looking forward to beginning her
new career as an influencer and content creator of “Because I wasn’t born yesterday” a
blog and YouTube channel that she was beginning in 2022. Barbara’s creativity, humor,
beauty, and grace were evident in all that she did.
Barbara always had a light and joy to her. Barbara’s infectious smile and warm
heart are the embodiment of her love for the Lord, life, and her family. On Monday
February 7, 2022, Barbara’s smile that lit up our lives went dim as she transitioned into
Heaven to be with the Lord. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Ron Wilson her
siblings: Olivia, Phyllis, Herman Jr & Hattie, and Rita, her in-laws: Ethel, Frances, Allen
Jr & Madgeline, Stephanie, Stanley & Laura and Jackie & Ray, a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends who were all changed for the better for having known and been
loved by her. Barbara is already missed by all who love her, yet we find comfort knowing
she rest in eternal peace with Lord. Thank you, Barbara, for a life well lived and bringing
joy wherever you went. Rest well.