Ella Mae Thierry Barker

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Ella Mae Thierry Barker

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, located at 920 S. Broadway St. in Jennings, for Ella Mae Thierry Barker, 96.

Rev. Jude Thierry, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Iota, officiated the services, concelebrated by Rev. Jude Fernando, TOK, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Jennings.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at the church from 8 a.m. until service time on Saturday. A rosary was prayed at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Mrs. Barker passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at her residence in Carencro.

Interment was in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. Mrs. Barker was a native of Jennings and resident of Carencro. A devout Catholic, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Jennings where she was eucharistic minister and on the finance committee, was a member of the Ladies Altar Society and the Frank Thibodeaux American Legion Post 520. Mrs. Barker was currently a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro. She loved to cook, bake and sew. Mrs. Barker was a loving and nurturing woman who assisted families in the neighborhood by watching children after school, caring for the sick and visiting the homebound. Her generous heart will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors included her children, Judy Stevenson of Opelousas, Barbara Johnnie and her husband, Melvin, of Carencro, Frank Barker, Jr. and his wife, Theresa, of Grand Coteau and Quinten Barker and his wife, Carolyn, of Jennings; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; three sisters, Theresa Frugie of Beaumont, Texas, and Marceline Lewis and her husband, Dewey, and Shirley Guillory and her husband, Joseph, all of Lake Charles; two sisters-in-law, Ada Belle Daniel and Estelle Thompson; and her Godchildren, Sherman Rideaux, Pam Jones and Betty Jean Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Barker, Sr.; her father, Octave Thierry; her mother, Alma Pitre Thierry; four brothers, John, Felix, Mitchell and Herbert Thierry; and 11 sisters, Octavia Daniel, Margaret Gauthier, Edna Odoms, Edmonia Guidry, Sedonia Handy, Alma Rideaux, Alta Thierry, Irma Thierry, Effie Williams, Lucy Campbell and Pearl King; one grandson, Douglas Johnnie; one son-in-law, Raymond Stevenson; and her stepmother, Celestine Thomas Thierry.

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