Sasha Helen Green-Barber was born on July 19, 1980, to Wilfred Green and Edythe Branch at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, NY. The family later relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where Sasha attended Mt. Healthy High School. She was a stand-out athlete who participated in track and field as well as basketball. Sasha also was a member of the dance drill team but her most outstanding talent may have been as the resident school comedian, known to keep a fully loaded bag of jokes.
After high school, Sasha would further her education at Cincinnati State, Fortis, and Grand Canyon University. During this period of her life is when Sasha’s heart and caregiving spirit would come shining through. She turned down several scholarship offers from division 1 programs to stay home and care for her ailing mother, who passed a couple of years later from cancer. Sasha’s big, loving heart would continue to shine through the rest of her life as she worked as a Healthcare Provider, Teacher, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend, Aunt and Cousin. One thing she was proud of was being the founder of “I Care” program for Cincinnati Public Schools, where her and her husband would provide free meals and haircuts for impoverished youth. Sasha would instill self-pride, self-esteem, and knowledge to the youth in the after-school program, to help them dream bigger than their environment and circumstances.
Sasha would marry the love of her life, Marlon Barber, on September 29th, 2005 and go on to birth two beautiful, brilliant, transcendent children, Jhonýa Raýgene and Marlee Alexandria, who she absolutely adored and lived for.
Sasha loved to travel, exploring many parts of the world during her 41 years. She was completely bursting with life and enjoyed adventures. She was a comedian, who loved good food and spending time with family. Amazingly Sasha could be the main speaker in every conversation going on at any party. LOL.
Sasha was preceded in death by her loving mother, Edythe Branch. She leaves to cherish her memory; her husband, Marlon Barber; daughters, Jhonýa and Marlee Barber; father, Wilfred Green; sisters, Tiffany (Allen), Danielle, Kiana, and Katrina; stepmother, Delores Pace-Green; in-laws, Michael and Linda Ubeku, Terry and Ronni Patterson; along with a host of cousins, friends, aunts, uncles, and surrogate family she gained on her journey.