Funeral arrangements set Patricia “Big Mama” Barron

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 9:58 PM CDT
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Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for Patricia “Big Mama” Barron who passed away on Friday.

Barron was the force behind Big Mama's Kitchen and a prominent figure in the North Omaha community. Barron's food caught the attention of the Food Network. Her restaurant was featured in an episode of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives.

A post on the restaurant's Facebook page Friday night stated: “On this Good Friday, the Lord has called home a Great Woman. Patricia "Big Mama" Barron has gone to be with Jesus.”

Visitation will be held Wednesday night from 5-8 p.m. at Fort Street Church of Christ. Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the same location.

Big Mama's Kitchen and Catering photos
Patricia "Big Mama" Barron Through The Years

On this Good Friday, the Lord has called home a Great Woman. Patricia "Big Mama" Barron has gone to be with Jesus. Big Mama's last wish was for her daughters and family to carry on her passion for serving delicious soul food from the restaurant, Big Mama's Kitchen And Catering, which she so dearly loved. The restaurant will be open normal hours this weekend with a special Easter Lunch served on Sunday. Hours of operation this weekend will be: Saturday, March 31st from 8-5 Sunday, April 1st from 10-3 The restaurant will be closed Monday - Thursday, April 2-5th to enable Big Mama's family & friends to celebrate her life and will reopen next Friday, April 6th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to the Metropolitan Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 3777, Omaha, NE 68103-0777 to benefit the Patricia "Big Mama" Barron Culinary Scholarship. Please indicate the scholarship name in the check memo line. Memorial contributions can also be given online at: Indicate the scholarship name in the, "donation is in honor of" section.

Posted by Big Mama's Kitchen And Catering on Friday, 30 March 2018

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