April 28, 1954 - October 18, 2023
On 10.18.23, Barbara Elliott (Baker) passed away peacefully at age 69. Barbara gained her wings and rejoined her long-time loves Michael McQuillan, Tim Young & Sugar (her beloved dog). She was born in Oak Harbor, Washington to Lynnette Beck and Robert Baker. She left home at the age of 16 and moved to Atlanta, Ga. She then moved to Bradenton, Fl. a few years later where she remained until her passing.
She was a Fine Artist, Community Activist and Corruption Fighter. Barb Studied Fine Art, Film and Criminal Justice at MCC in her 40's. She was an honor roll student. Her signature name for her artwork was "Brockob*tch".
Barbara was the President of Stone Soup Mantee Inc. She had filed over 90 litany of ethics complaints over the last 25 years. Once Barbara was able to recoup over $200,000 in funds that were miss used by the City. Barb was not one to be played with. She was a true firecracker! One of her biggest goals was to protect the relocation of Glazier-Gates Park. Barb has been featured in many news outlets over the years. For many years Barb had a cleaning business called "White Glove Cleaning". She was also a server and a cab driver part time after her retirement.
Barbara's artwork has been recognized many times by Manatee County. Her work can still be seen at Palma Sola Causeway Park 9917 Manatee Ave W. 35209. Murals she painted are also located in serval businesses at St. Armand's Cir in Sarasota.
Barbara loved to cook and showed her love through food. She could bake anything without ever looking at a recipe. Her dream was to start her own line of healthy fudge. If you've ever tried it, you would know why! Her daughter Heidi has the recipe, but she won't be giving it up! She loved gardening, Harleys, and anything with crafts. If you ever visited her home, you would see her artwork on almost any piece of furniture and walls. She even created murals on her shower curtains.
Barbara's celebration of life will be a private ceremony. You may contact her daughter Heidi Elliott direct for details. Her ashes, along her love Tim Young and her dog Sugar. Will be placed together at the cemetery with her late Husband Michael McQuillan.
Barbara is survived by her children Heidi, Annette & Nathan, her Brothers Robert, and Jeff Baker. And Grand Children Natalia Troupe and Jordan Barbara Elliott. She is also survived by her precious 3 cats Rocky, BeeBee, & Mahoney. Her cats were her everything. Her babies were able to remain together in her home with her wonderful roommate and friend Sabby.
Some people only walk this earth for a short time. Their departure reminds us that angels are watching over us. The day before Barbara passing, she said "Only the Good die Young." "So, I will be around for a long time." Well mom its true you were one of the good ones. You will be missed deeply, and life will never be the same without you.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in her honor to the Humane Society of Manatee County.