Barbara Sue Webster
Barbara Sue Webster, of Mexia, passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at age 71.
Graveside services will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Fort Parker Memorial Park Pavilion, with Pastor Clifton Jones officiating.
Barbara was born on Jan. 24, 1942, in Blairsville, Ga., to Willard and Norma Brooks, as the surprise baby following three older children. After growing up and going through school in Georgia, Barbara met a young man from Groesbeck who was visiting relatives in Georgia. She and Earnest Webster were united in marriage three months after they met, on Oct. 24, 1962.
Barbara moved with her husband, Earnest, to the Central Texas area. A few years later he bought a house and farm near Mexia, where they raised their family and lived the rest of their lives.
Barbara worked some as a nurse’s aide in Mexia and Wortham nursing homes. She enjoyed taking her children on fun trips to Six Flags, to Waco to eat out and shopping. She was a shopaholic, going to garage sales, and especially liked to look around the stores and shop with her friends, daughter and daughter-in-law. The family will remember her as fun to be around and a real go-getter. The last few years, as long as her health permitted, she attended the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with her daughter.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earnest Webster, in 1999; a brother, Ralph Brooks; sister Mildred Nelson; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and other extended family members.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Kathy Webster, of Mexia; her daughter, Catherine Webster, of Mexia; a grandson, Alan Lowe, of Brownwood; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Effie Lou Brooks, of Cartersville, Ga.; five sisters-in-law, Ola Mae Webster, of Groesbeck, Doris Webster, of Thornton, Shirley Nowaski, of Riesel, Edwina Webster, of Houston, and Bessie Brooks, of Englewood, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of the former Mexia Nursing Home and the Manor Nursing Home of Mexia for the care given to their mother.
Funeral arrangements handled by Groesbeck Funeral Home.