Roberta Barnett

One of God’s Angels on earth, Roberta Effie (Lingo) Barnett, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2021.

Roberta was born on May 4, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa to Clyde Joseph Lingo and Roberta “Reeva” Zoll.  She was the youngest child and she adored her older brother, Joseph Clyde Lingo.

Her family moved to Galena Park, TX around 1947.  She had many friends and loved her childhood memories there.  She met her future husband for the 1st time in the 4th grade.  They married in 1958 and settled in Galena Park where their 1st daughter, Pamela was born.  They then moved to Texas City, TX and Roberta  ran a Burger King Drive Thru on Texas Ave while Charles was recovering from an illness to one of his legs.  She did this for about 3 and half years while also giving birth to her 2nd daughter, Charlotte.

In April of 1965, they moved to Dickinson.  A new home that Charles was the contractor of its construction.  Roberta enjoyed a few years of being a stay at home Mother and wife.  She was involved in the Dickinson Garden Club and Faith Lutheran Church during this time.

Once Charlotte started 1st Grade, she started working for Dickinson ISD in the cafeteria at DHS and then moved as Cashier at McAdams Junior High.  She then worked as the Receptionist at the Administration building and finally as a Paraprofessional in the Business Office for a total of 34 years of Service. She loved her DISD Family who were always there to support her through life’s ups and downs.

She loved attending every event possible of her daughters and grandchildren. Piano Concerts, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Vacation Bible School, Softball, Tennis, Band Concerts, Football Games, Basketball, Volleyball, Dance Recitals, Soccer, baseball….you name it, she was there cheering on and enjoying every minute.

Roberta is preceded in death  by her parents; her precious oldest daughter, Pamela Key (Barnett) Skains; her brother, Joseph Clyde Lingo and the love of her life, Charles Allen Barnett.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Charlotte Lynn (Barnett) Jones, her son-in-law, Ronald E. Jones, her Grandchildren: Edward O’Neil Cullins and wife, Meghan (Hansen) Cullins, John Gregory Barkmann and wife, Ashley (Edwards) Barkmann, Katherine Claudia (Barkmann) Carreon and her husband Ruben Andrew Carreon, Charles Everett Barkmann and his wife Katherine (Betancourt) Barkmann, and Sarah Kay Skains.  Her Great Grandchildren: Amelia Alison Cullins, Effie Alice Cullins, Ava Katherine Carreon, Kase Andrew Carreon and Barrett Ray Barkmann.

A Visitation will take place on Friday, August 6 from 5 to 8 at Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in Dickinson, Texas.  Funeral will be at Crowder Funeral Home on Saturday, August 7 at 11:00am and graveside to follow at Southpark Cemetery in Pearland.


  1. I will miss you very much my best friend (sister). God bless you!!!

    Rose Marie Maroul
    • Thank you Rose Marie!!!! It is very hard to believe this is real. You were a good friend to her. She was blessed with ALL of her DISD family.

  2. I love you Momma!!!!!

  3. Charlotte…lifting you and your family up in prayer!

    Craig Gabriel & Family
    • Thank you so much Craig!!!! I have thought about you and your family often. Our memories of growing up at Faith Lutheran Church are strong.

  4. Charlotte, I am so sorry, Loved your Mom sending you and the Family Love .

    Veanna veasey
  5. Thank you so much Vee!!! She always enjoyed talking to you! We are so fortunate to have a strong DISD Family.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of Roberta’s passing. My mom, Fran, and her husband Jimmy Williams lived next door to Roberta and Charles for many years and I got to know Roberta a little during my visits there. She was always so exuberant, loving, and kind. The picture you posted to this site captures her perfectly. There is a childlike quality to some adults and Roberta had that childlike love of life that just made her a joy to be around. One Christmas I visited Dickinson and it snowed around 11 p.m. Christmas Eve. I went outside to see it and Roberta was outside too just so excited, like a little child. We threw a few snowballs at each other and had a good laugh together. The world lost a wonderful person. My deepest condolences to the family, but what a wonderful experience you had having Roberta in your family!

    Brian Hutchison
    • What a wonderful memory you shared of Momma. That was her, she brightened the world where ever she was with her smile and excitement. My biggest goal in life is for my Grandbabies to remember me as fondly as all of hers remember her. I loved your Momma and Jimmy. Many blessing to you and your family Brian.

      Charlotte Barnett Jones

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