Patricia Barron, the woman behind popular North Omaha restaurant “Big Mama’s Kitchen and Catering” has died.

The restaurant posted the sad news on Facebook:


Barron, aka, “Big Mama” founded the well visited eatery located near 45th and Bedford.

The post said, “On this Good Friday, the Lord has called home a Great Woman. Patricia “Big Mama” Barron has gone to be with Jesus. Big Mama’s last wish was for her daughters and family to carry on her passion for serving delicious soul food from the restaurant, Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering, which she so dearly loved.” source

According to the restaurant’s web site, Barron climbed the ladder and started a successful business at the age of 65.

The restaurant is known for its soul food but has also hosted candidate forums and worked to create a gathering place in North Omaha. It’s been featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”