Billie Barker

September 20, 1930 - June 13, 2023

Billie Barker, 92, of Winnie, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. She was born September 26, 1930, in Buna, to Herma Wright Crockett and William Purvis Crockett.

After graduating high school Billie met and married the love of her life, Aubrey A. Barker, Sr. on September 25, 1950. Together, the two made their first home in Groves, Texas where they welcomed their three sons. Billie was a gracious and loving homemaker, while also pursuing her college degree. In 1960, the family moved to Hamshire, TX, where they continued to raise their family. Billie’s faith and commitment to her church was always known and something she instilled in every part of her family tree.

Billie, along with Aubrey, had a life mission of giving back to others; whether the church, their children, grandchildren, or just anyone in need. Though they lived a modest life, they invested in each of their children and grandchildren by way of time, love, and ultimately through education. They believed making memories were more valuable than anything you could ever purchase, and they spent many, many hours traveling to ensure they were always present for every child and grandchild’s event; no matter the distance they were always present. They took their grandchildren on countless summer vacations, spent nearly every Sunday afternoon serving lunch for the family gathering, which was filled with – ‘okay food’ and lots of games and fun outdoor activities. Billie admitted that she loved teaching, and she finished college and pursued a teaching career for many reasons, but her priority was to be able to put that salary aside for her grandchildren. And that she did. Her love, passion, and commitment to her family lives on through each of her grandchildren, as none of them would be who they are for many reasons, one being she helped fund each of their college educations. This is just one of many examples of the type of person Billie was.

Billie was strong willed and stubborn at times, but she also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. She was generous, loyal, and brave. She was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all of her life experiences, which she shared with her family regularly. She will be remembered for all the heart she shared with her friends and family. She truly loved each of them- and if you knew her, you knew it. When her time came, she carried herself with dignity, strength, and full of love. She will be missed dearly.

Survivors include her sons, Aubrey Alfred Barker, Jr. and wife, Debbie; Guy Purvis Barker and wife, Becky; and Russell Barker and wife, Charlene; grandchildren, Tiffany Coffman and husband, Jerrod; Keisha Smith and husband, Chris; Guy Jason Barker and wife, Kimberly; Amy Barker and husband, Billy Pattarozzi; Candice Austin and husband, Kris; and Russell Barker II; and great-grandchildren, Jace Coffman; Jaidyn Coffman; Cade Smith; Kamryn Smith; Aaron Barker; and Taya Manzo.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Aubrey Barker; and sister, Pat Whittaker.

A gathering of Mrs. Barker’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2023, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at First Baptist Church, 25304 Highway 124, Hamshire. Her interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Barker’s honor may be made to First Baptist Church, 25304 Highway 124, Hamshire, Texas 77622.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • June 19, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie
  • 134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665,
  • June 20, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Greenlawn Memorial Park-Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,
  • June 20, 2023

Comments (14)

    Lisa Hendricks Billiot says:

    Loved Mrs Barker. She was a good teacher and family friend and just a good person. It’s never easy letting go of a loved one. May she rest in peace until you see her again

    Tommye Hodges says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a Great Teacher and Example of Gods teachings,, especially helping others. Prayers of comfort for all.

    Roger Keith Marshall says:

    So sorry for y’all. Wonderful gracious beautiful lady. Tried patiently to help me in hard times. Peace be with all the family I’ll never ever ever forget her

    Martha Clubb Aucoin says:

    So very sorry for your loss

    Ronnie Price says:

    Kind and sweet Lady!!!

    Mark Melancon says:

    Such a great lady. I did not have her for a teacher, but she would always talk to me when passing by in the hallway . Prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss.

    Barbara Flickinger says:

    My prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Barker was a beautiful Christian lady. She was such a blessing to many and will always be remembered by her church family and many students.

    Tommy Paulsel says:

    I was a lucky young man for having met Billie and teaching across the hall from her. We became good friends and had many laughs together. I had the privilege of coaching her 3 fine sons who she loved unconditionally. She was a lady with lots of class. Loved her.

    Sarah Atwood Bardwell says:

    Mrs. Barker was a teacher who cared about all of her students. She also volunteered as church pianist for many years and encouraged the church youth in vocal pursuits.

    My prayers are with all of the Barker family.

    Sheila Sachitano says:

    Billie was a wonderful teacher and person. Enjoyed teaching with her.

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Lisa Simon says:

    Mrs Barker was a sweet lady and will be missed by many. She was one of my favorite teachers in school. Prayers for the family.

    Darla Bruce King says:

    The Barker family,
    I have such fond memories of your mom…first as a teacher from my high school days then as a member of the same Sunday School class. She was a dear person and I loved her. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Larry Patterson says:

    Sorry to hear about your Mother, prayers for you and family.

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