Barbara R. Costa

Barbara R. Costa, 66, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Roland Costa.

Born in Sumter, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Rosemell (Rhames) Nathaniel.

Mrs. Costa was a bus driver for RIPTA before retiring. She enjoyed food, decorating and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She leaves two daughters, Tamela Ruffin of East Providence Qianna Ranglin and her husband Donovan of Cranston, one son, Frederick Cooper of East Providence, nine grandchildren, Lakeitha, Kadeisha and Shaquandra Ruffin, Davonte and Ashonte Symonds, Jaiden Williams, Arionna Ranglin, Donovan Ranglin, Jr. and Olivia Ranglin, two great grandchildren, Saria Perou and Zahir Ruffin, two sisters, Patricia Nathaniel and Susan Davis, two brothers, John and Larry Nathaniel and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Glenn, David and James Nathaniel and Marion Pringle.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00AM in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 475 Cranston Street, Providence. Burial will be private.


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Sarah smith from Providence wrote on January 31, 2021 at 11:35 pm
Qianna, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. I am thankful I had the privilege to take care of her at the hospital these last few years. My sincerest condolences go out to you tammy and the rest of your family. May you rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord Barbara. ๐Ÿค
Brenda Wright from Columbia wrote on January 29, 2021 at 11:45 pm
My condolences to the family, may God give you strength during this time.
Jacqueline Alves from Cranston wrote on January 29, 2021 at 6:31 pm
Dear Barbara so Sorry to hear of your passing sorry we hadn't been in contact for awhile but I will appreciate the memories of the good times we had ad Rest Peacefully ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ“ฟโœŒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜žโœŠ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
Sylvia Ann Soares from Providence wrote on January 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm
Condolences to the family. I remember her kindness and friendliness on the bus. Best on your journey forward, Barbara.
Patricia Petrillo from Providence wrote on January 27, 2021 at 4:36 pm
O Barbara May you be at peace. You were always so full of life... always ready to go... full of spunk. Your kind and caring spirit will be missed. โค๏ธI will always remember how you found me a can of Lysol for my Mother as this was her only request this past Motherโ€™s Day and there were no Lysol to be found on the shelves!!! I will try to pay it forward to others just as you taught me.
Zelda M Taylor from EAST PROVIDENCE wrote on January 25, 2021 at 8:42 am
My sincere condolences to the family of Barbara,may she RIP.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
Sandy Garrick from Huntsville wrote on January 24, 2021 at 2:04 am
My condolences to The Costa Family. May God comfort you always.
Sharon Garrick from Rhode Island wrote on January 23, 2021 at 7:28 am
My deepest sympathies to the Costa Family. Hold to God's unchanging hands
Sally Moltimore from Riverside wrote on January 21, 2021 at 4:44 pm
To the Costa and Ruffin Families, My deepest condolences on the passing of Barbara. She was a beautiful person and I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sally Moltimore
Mable Howard from North Providence R.I. wrote on January 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm
Prayers and condolences goes out to miss Kostas family God bless you all for people who are very visible numbers of community
Linda Garnetto from Jacksonville wrote on January 21, 2021 at 10:51 am
My condolences to the Family. Barbara was a sweet person. RIP my friend.
Arnisa Brown and Sharon Soulliere from East Providence wrote on January 21, 2021 at 10:21 am
My deepest sympathy to the Costa Family. You will be missed๐Ÿ’—
Dianne Becton from Providence RI wrote on January 20, 2021 at 7:56 pm
My deepest sympathy to the Costa and Ruffin family.
Barbara Rapko wrote on January 20, 2021 at 11:59 am
Sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family and may she rest in peace ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ
Maria Salvatore from Narragansett wrote on January 20, 2021 at 10:10 am
Qianna, Deepest regrets to hear your beautiful inspirational Mother has passed. Always in my Thoughts, Maria
Latrice Green from Sumter wrote on January 20, 2021 at 2:53 am
RIP AUNTIE YOU WILL BE MISS. Love ya.
Dolores Reynolds from Sumter wrote on January 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm
S.O.I.H.P Barbara, to be absent from the body and now present with our Lord, you will be sorely missed but never forgotten, love you always, good night!โค
Dolores Reynolds from Sumter wrote on January 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm
S.O.I.H.P Barbara, to be absent from the body and now present with our Lord, you will be sorely missed but never forgotten, love you always, good night!โค
Judy Johnston from Charlotte wrote on January 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm
Barbara Rest Queen you were always so fabulous sweet hearted Iโ€™ll never forget you and the love you gave me Rest In Peace
Rayna Barboza from East providence wrote on January 19, 2021 at 6:24 pm
I love you nana rest peacefully ๐Ÿ’•