Barbara Long Schneiderman, 76, of Atlanta, passed away July 19, 2020.
Barbara grew up in Atlanta and attended Northside High School. She graduated from the University of Missouri.
Her greatest joy was her family and friends, and she was known for treating everyone like family. Barbara was the glue that held her friends and family together, always eating, laughing and planning the next get-together. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday. Friends and strangers were invited to her warm, delightful and overcrowded feast each year.
She was a dedicated and loving mother to her children, Lisa and Ken, who meant the world to her. She was a caring and doting “Nana” to her granddaughter Seanna.
Barbara was a generous soul, full of personality and life. She loved to dance and was always the first to shake her tail feather on a dance floor. In her younger days, she loved playing ALTA tennis at The Standard Club. Jonquils and dogwood trees were two of her favorite things, and she loved gardening. She could bake a delicious blueberry pie.
She became a fixture in Sandy Springs, where her social charms, Jewish roots and love for Atlanta benefited old friends and business clients alike when she worked as a personal banker at several banks.
Barbara was fond of creating her own words of wisdom, such as “There is no black and white, only shades of gray” and “You grow up to be a ‘big’ whatever ‘little’ you were.” Most of all, she loved being a mom and cultivated a creative and adventurous spirit in her children.
Her life was rich with lifelong friends and new buddies made everywhere she went. If you were one of her nearest and dearest, you would know it and you would have a friend for life.
She was predeceased by her parents Selma and Arthur Long. Survivors include her daughter Lisa and her fiancé, Brandon; son Kenneth and his wife Mai; and granddaughter Seanna. Barbara is also survived by her sister Lanette.
Lisa and Ken were by her side and sang “You Are My Sunshine” to Barbara, just as she used to do when she tucked them in bed as children, minutes before she passed away peacefully.
A devoted contributor to many charities, Barbara’s life would be meaningfully memorialized through donations to Northside Hospital Foundation, give.northside.com, or Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, fidf.org, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999