Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Nannie

After 82 years of life, my Nannie passed away. She was such an amazing woman to all those who knew her. I have so many amazing memories of her like watching her sew, singing on the swing, taking long walks, making mudpies, fishing in the park, playing church, picking green beans, making popsicles and playdough, eating late night snacks, sitting with her in her chair before bed, watching the price is right, eating hot cakes and crispies, being her model for all the holiday dresses, finding pins in all the clothes she made us, and SO MANY MORE! Nannie I will miss you so much, and I wish that Keira could have had the chance to meet you. Please watch over me.


A joy to all who knew her in her Christian life. Her kindness, gentleness, and her guiding words left a lasting impact on each person she knew. She served as an example of all that is good. Faye was loved by all, and will be deeply missed: never to be forgotten. Her joyous ways will be carried on through the memories of her family any many friends.

Faye was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on April 19, 1926 to Milburn and Nettie Lankford. She was a 1945 graduate of Modesto High School, Modesto, Ca. and resided , since 1966 in Karnes County, Tx. She was a homemaker and mother, with an unwavering faith in the Lord. As a member of the Church of Christ in Kenedy, Tx. she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher and attended ladies bible study weekly in addition to volunteering at a local nursing home, singing and providing baked goods for the residents. For many years, Faye worked from her home doing custom sewing for many in the Karnes County area, including many of the cheerleader uniforms for the local schools. She enjoyed each summer at her second home in northeast Washington gardening and growing beautiful flowers. Faye will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who always had a song on her lips and a helping hand for any who needed.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Lawrence Barre; sons Larry Barre (Judith) of Rockport, Tx.; Stanley Barre (Vera) of Hobson, Tx.; Chris Barre of Coeur d’Alene, Id.; Kim Barre ( Jeannie) of Katy, Tx.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sister Hazel Jones of Cusick, Wa.

She was preceded in death by brothers Hobart Lankford, Ted Lankford, sister Mildred Pemberton, all of Modesto, Ca. and half brother Noah Lankford of Fresno, Ca.

A “Celebration of Life” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th at 11:00am at Thiele Cooper Funeral Home in Yoakum, Tx.. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery following the “Celebration of Life”.