Mary Louise Barnett, 86, went to be with her precious Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Elmwood Memorial Park with Reverend David Cason officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene.
Mary Louise was born on January 30, 1926 in Dermott, Arkansas to Theodore and Norma Higgins. Mary was known to her friends as "Boots", a name affectionately given to her by her grandfather. Her names of love given to her by her grandchildren were Meme, Mema, and GranGran.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her great-grandson, Jeffery Cook.
Survivors include her three daughters, Pamela Reichert and husband, David, of Winchester, Virginia, Linda Earnest and husband, Glenn, of Abilene, and Cindy Cook and husband, Glenn, of Abilene; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mary will be missed by everyone who was blessed by her life. She left a legacy of love, kindness, and pure sweetness to those who loved her. There is a new beautiful angel, free of pain, dancing in the heavens today. You were loved, Mom.
Memorials may be sent to the Day Nursery of Abilene, Inc., 702 Cedar Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.
You may view and sign the guestbook at www.elliott-hamil.com