Mary Elizabeth Barker

Barker, Mary 14Mary Elizabeth Barker, 58, of Hitchcock, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2014. She was born in Houston, Texas on February 20, 1956 to Essie and Basil Ringo. A longtime member of the Episcopal Church and a daughter of the King, Mary was a compassionate and giving person. She liked gardening, singing, making jewelry and playing the guitar. Mary worked as a contract employee at NASA providing computer support for over 15 years.
She is preceded in death by her father, sister; Carol Bird, and two brothers; Basil Ringo, Jr. and Randy Greene. Mary is survived by her mother, loving husband; Brian Barker, daughter; Amber Hux and husband Kenneth, two sons; Keith Barker and Jason Barker, sisters; Gaye Bautista, Donna Joy, and Lynn Allen, brothers; John Ringo, Sam Ringo, David Avalos, and Tommy Clements, grandchildren; Nicholas Hux, Kaitlynn Hux, Shelby Hux, and John Hux, her special friend and cousin; Kristie Nutt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Dickinson, TX on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 2:00PM with Rev. Stacy Stringer officiating.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at


  1. To the Family of Mary Elizabeth Barker,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Mary. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Mary Elizabeth. (John 11:41-44)

    J. Moore
  2. It was my privilege from 1972 to 1974 to live in Essie Ringo’s household when Mary was a teenager. Her sweet nature and willing smile are what I remember most.

    Bob Andrew
  3. When I came to the USA, I first lived in Essie Ringo’s household from 1972-1974, and remember the teenage Mary Ringo as a pleasant, happy young woman.

    Bob Andrew
  4. Dear Family of Mary,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the same Love that surrounds dear Mary now. I am thinking of you and holding you close in prayer.

    Your sister in the Redeemer family of God,

    Ellen Clowe Wood

    Ellen Clowe Wood
  5. Mary, cherished, beloved sister! What a kind , loving, generous person. Your spirit was a shining light in this world of darkness, never to be forgotten, and always shining brightly for us to remember! We will know you are always around us, that beautiful smile etched into our memories. That melodic, gentle voice reminding us to be encouraged and to stay on the path to a greater reward. We will all be gathered soon to share in the joy and excitement of seeing each other, being together, and rejoicing eternally with our Saviour! I love you sweet Sister! Keep us in your prayers and have a joyful, wonderful time till we meet again! Always & forever, your sister Gaye:)

    Gaye Bautista
  6. It was an honor to have known Mary. I lived in Essie Ringo’s household in the early 1970’s. It was a privilege to have gone to high school with Mary. We are sorry for your loss. You are are all in our prayers. God Bless.

    Patricia Robinson Smith
  7. My friend, my music companion…always there for me no matter what. I will miss your smiling face, your loving arms when you hugged me, and your listening ears. Take care of Brock for me til I get there!

    Vicki Westover
  8. My son and I have known Mary, Brian and all the family sunce 1978. I happened upon rhis article. I’m shocked and so sorry. If anyone in the family can call me I’d appreciate it. Jason, Gaye or John if you could call me I’d appreciate it or email me and let me know please I’m so sorry I’m just in total shock. My love to everybody and again I’m sorry I’ve lost the years that now can never be taken back.

    Tina Lawhon

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