Barbara Lynn (Mullins) Salt

Barbara Lynn (Mullins) Salt, age 62, of Holt, MI, passed away March 3, 2023, at her home.

Barbara was born in Lansing, MI, on October 5, 1960, the daughter of Sharon and Marvin Mullins.

Barbara is survived by her mother, Sharon Mullins of Traverse City, MI; brother, Timothy (Janice) Mullins of Holt, MI; sister, Suzanne Mullins of Lansing, MI; son, Cameron (Amy) Salt of Holt, MI; nieces, Melanie (Brian) Bartley of Hartland, MI and Elizabeth (Adam) Mullins of Kalamazoo, MI; and her dearest partner, Jeff Bement of Holt, MI.

Throughout Barbara’s life she has been a beacon of light in the hardest of times. In 2004, her daughter, Alysha Lynn Salt, passed away. In the wake of this loss, Barbara used her natural strength of spirit and determination to hold her family together. She deeply loved the ones in her life and was sure to put them before herself.

Barbara retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan after a long and fulfilling career with the company.  During her career she made many friends, many of whom became like members of her family. She gained great satisfaction from treating customers with the love and respect that she gave to everyone.

In recent years Barbara enjoyed working to build a cabin in Mesick, MI, with her partner Jeff Bement. The two of them spent many lovely days at their property. She was also able to return to her favorite vacation destination, Anna Maria Island, FL. She had a long history of visiting the island with her family. For Barbara, Anna Maria Island was heaven on earth, where she built many wonderful memories.

A memorial will be held for close family at the family cottage in late spring. It will be a celebration of her life and the joy and laughter she brought to so many. She will be dearly missed by family, friends, and those who knew her.

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Jawanda Lark
March 5, 2023 at 6:40 pm

Barbara was a beautiful person and such a kind spirit. I will miss her dearly!

Etoi Murchison
March 5, 2023 at 6:41 pm

My deepest condolences to my dear friend Barb. She was my very good friend whom I met and worked with at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 20 plus years. Prayers to the family and friends. She will be truly truly missed!!!!

Roslund Harris
March 6, 2023 at 9:42 am

My condolences to the family. Barb was such a gentle soul I met at BCBSM (Lansing) in 2006. A beautiful person gone too soon. I am so very saddened by this news.

Eileen Shedrick
March 6, 2023 at 10:01 am

She was a classy lady with a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.

Amy Ortiz
March 6, 2023 at 10:06 am

We have lost a beautiful soul.
I loved working with Barb, her character and intelligence and her warmth are unmatched.
Prayers for the family and deepest condolences.

Holly Dexter
March 6, 2023 at 10:58 am

Barb and I worked together for 35 years. The best of those days were spent in the MSU Dedicated Unit. We ended up sharing a deep sadness that only grieving moms can know. I can’t help but think of the joyous reunion she’s having with Alysha but also sad for her son having to endure another close loss. Cameron, you have my thoughts and best wishes as you navigate this loss. Your mom talked VERY highly of you. Barb, you’ll be missed.

Diane Hart
March 6, 2023 at 11:08 am

Barb was a dear friend and a beautiful soul. We lost track of each other after we retired but I thought of her fondly and often. I picture her now with her beautiful Alysha who she missed so much. Rest in heaven Barb and we will see each other again.

Dorothy Malone
March 6, 2023 at 11:37 am

I too worked with Barb at Blue Cross Blue Shield and can honestly say Barb had a heart for people. She was always so kind and respectful to everyone. We shared so many laughs and good times together. My heart hurts after finding out of her passing. I can honestly say I loved Barb as a friend and co-worker. My sincere condolences and prayers to Cameron and the rest of her family.

CJ Thelen
March 6, 2023 at 12:20 pm

I can’t even express the sadness in my heart for the loss of Barb. She was a bright light in our workplace, a very dedicated and intelligent woman. She was a great gal. Cam I know she loved you and Alysha with all her heart. I hope you remember the happy times and find peace while doing so. Hugs and love to you. Please pass a hug on to your wonderful grandma from CJ.

Heather Camps-Watts
March 6, 2023 at 1:37 pm

Barb was one of the kindest and strongest people I’ve known. She was caring and funny and her laugh! Her laugh was infectious and gift to be around. You will be missed Barb, we love you.

Anita Demps Taylor
March 6, 2023 at 2:24 pm

My condolences and prayers are with her family. I met Barb when I started BCBSM in 2005. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. She definitely taught me a lot over all the years we worked together! Her kind and caring heart will be missed.

Qunita Williamson
March 6, 2023 at 2:52 pm

Barb was a beautiful woman that I had the honor and privilege to work with for over 20 years. She will truly be missed. Gone but never forgotten. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Pamela Dewey
March 6, 2023 at 3:33 pm

My condolences to Barb’s family. I really enjoyed working with her. Very kind hearted, she enjoyed working with everyone at BCBSM. Rest In Peace my friend

Diane Trimble co-worker
March 6, 2023 at 4:15 pm

My dear friend, Barb!! We worked together for many years at BCBSM, so kind, funny, helpful, you would bring cold toast to work for breakfast…we would laugh together!! I speak of you often to my victim advocate group, when we had to tell you of Alysha death. So heart wrenching to see your family’s grief.
There is not much we can do or say now-please Cameron know that our hearts are with you and your grave loss. Prayers for you

Sandy July
March 6, 2023 at 4:23 pm

Barb was a beautiful, kind and caring person. She went out of her way to be helpful. I enjoyed working with her. My sincere condolences to her family.

Virginia Whipp
March 6, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Barb was. Wonderful person and easy to work with. I send my sympathy out to her family and she will be missed

Karen Pennell
March 6, 2023 at 6:24 pm

I worked with Barb for many years and we shared many, many laughs. Barb was an intelligent, kind and funny lady! Sincere condolences to her family. Cameron— know that she spoke highly of you and was very proud of you! Karen P

Tammie Hurt
March 6, 2023 at 8:03 pm

Barb was a wonderful person and friend. I so treasured our time working together and thought about her often. She will be missed by many.

Karen Shippy
March 6, 2023 at 9:47 pm

Barb was a gracious and kind soul who will be missed. All that were lucky enough to have known her are the better for it. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Veronica Beasley
March 7, 2023 at 5:20 am

Love and prayers to Barb’s family and friends. She was one of the loveliest humans I have had the privilege to know. I will always be grateful to her for our chats and her wise words. And that laugh!
Simply the best. May you rest in love and peace Barb.

Brandi Williams
March 7, 2023 at 10:05 am

My deepest condolences to the family. During my time working with Barb she was always so kind, sweet, warm hearted and poised. We’ve shared many laughs and talks. She will be sorely missed. Sending prayers, love and light to her loved ones.

Amy Wojack
March 7, 2023 at 3:19 pm

I worked with Barb for a short time before she retired. I loved to see her face. She always made me laugh. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to your family. Keep your memories close.

Diane Trimble
March 8, 2023 at 2:48 pm

To say that Jeff you were with Barb through some of her most difficult days in her life time. Grateful to hear that your time together was precious. Both you and Cam together can keep her memories of how much she meant to many who knew our previous Barb. My prayers are with you. Thank you for take such good care of my friend. We know that you’re hurting as Cameron is.

Malissa Russo
March 9, 2023 at 7:44 pm

I’m am so sad to hear of Barb’s passing. I worked with her when I first started at Blue Cross. She was in so sweet and always available to help me with any questions I had always with a smile. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace Barb.

Jessica McDonald
March 10, 2023 at 4:27 pm

Barb was like another mother to me when I was a teen. She will be greatly missed.

Amy Castanon
March 10, 2023 at 8:13 pm

Barbie girl, I can’t even begin to process this and still cannot believe you are gone. Knowing you for as long as I have, and being there with you through the most difficult time when you lost Alysha, I know fact certain you are at peace and spending every moment with her now. You will surely be missed by so many, I will forever cherish all the chats we would have. Cameron, I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray you find comfort in the days ahead.


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