Barbara is the daughter of the late James Carl and Ophilia K. Davis. She was born in Clarksburg, WV. She has one sister, Carrol Meeks.
Barbara began her career with Davis Funeral Home in January 2013.
She began her Federal Career with the U.S. Information in Washington, D.C. in August, 1963. She finished her Federal Career with the Social Security Administration in December 2003.
Barbara graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1963.
She was married to the late Robert L. Dillard for 45 years. They had one son, Kenneth W. Dillard. They were the grandparents of Tanisha, Kelsie, Kenneth, Jr., and Airon.
She was a member of the following organizations: PWA, The Black Heritage Festival, RCB, WI, RW, Kelly Miller Scholarship Association, Harrison County Democratic Women, East View Senior Citizens, Kelly Miller Association, Stonewood Lions Club.