Deanie Barrett, 77of La Marque, Texas passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Plano, Texas.
She was born July 3, 1943 in Smith County, Texas to Earl Morgan and Sallie Rebecca Anderson Barrett. Earl who was a native of Troup, Texas was in the Pacific Theater in WWII while Sallie, a native of Arp, Texas was home in East Texas. Deanie did not see her father until she was almost three years old. At first, she was afraid of Earl because she was seldom around men. Deanie started to school in Troup, Texas in 1949 and graduated from Troup High School in 1961. She attended Tyler Business College for two years. In 1965 she moved to the La Marque-Texas City area and worked for the Cotton Compress in Galveston. She was a loyal employee for her beloved city of La Marque for twenty-five years, served on the La Marque City Council for two years and served on the La Marque Economic Development Board for nine years.
Deanie was a member of the La Marque Garden Club. She loved growing flowers and developing a beautiful landscape. You could always spot “Deanie House” on Cedar Street due to beautiful yard and flowers. Deanie was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Eva Barrett and dear friend C. J. Leggett. Deanie is survived by her two brothers: Robert Barrett and wife Mary of Mabank and Hugh Barrett of Mabank. She was also survived by niece Kaitlyn Barrett of Austin, niece Haley Barrett Wagner, DO and husband Erin of Dallas, nephew Luke Barrett and wife Jessica of Mabank, great nieces Ella and Audrey Wagner of Dallas and great nephews Morgan and Luke Barrett of Mabank.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque. The family request that mask and COVID protocol be followed.


  1. As a friend and classmate of Deanie, we will all miss that smile and glow that seemed to always be present! From the 1961 class of Troup High School, Deanie will always be remembered!!

    Bill "Billy" Clem
  2. Deanie and I were neighbors for over 20 years. When we first met we were so excited to realize we were both from East Texas. Deanie graduating from Troup and me from Gaston. We laughed a lot and she was always willing to help me when needed. I will miss her sweet smile and kindness. Deanie will always be in my heart and I will cherishes the memories we made. She was one of a kind.
    Rest in peace,
    Ruth Strickland

    Ruth Strickland
  3. Bob, Hugh and family, I’m so sorry for your loss of sweet Deanie. She was in my life many years ago when we were related through marriage. I have many fun memories of our time together. She was a very hard worker and caring gal. She loved you all very much. Please be consoled that she is with Earl and Sally along with our friend Sharon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Ann (DeOre) McShane

    Mary Ann McShane
  4. Deanie was a sweet person, and she will sorely missed by so many whom she helped in LaMarque. RIH, we love you! 🕊

    Jeffrey & Janice Leggett & family

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