Glenda Newell Barrett

July 16, 1948 - December 10, 2015

Glenda Newell Barrett, age 67, of Garland, Texas, passed away December 10, 2015. Glenda was born July 16, 1948, in Sherman, Texas, to Hal G. and Margaret (Richards) Newell. She married Glen Barrett on August 2, 1967, in Sherman. Glenda attended Southeastern Oklahoma State. She was employed with Netscout for twenty years in human resources and Texas Instruments prior to that for ten years. Glenda was very involved in her church, Crosspoint in McKinney. She was a Bible leader in BSF. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Barrett of Garland, Texas; daughter, Lori Carlisle and husband, Jason also of Garland; son, Jeff Barrett and wife, Mary of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Morgan Clarke, Parker Barrett, Laney Barrett, and Tucker Carlisle; siblings, Hal “Bubba” G. Newell of York, Pennsylvania, Debbie Rogers and husband, Phil of Whitehouse, Texas, Mike Newell of Palestine, Texas, and Tim Newell and wife, Dena, of Aledo, Texas; and nieces and nephews, Corey Newell, Shannon Newell, Scott Conner, Halle Newell and Max Newell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at Crosspoint Church, 2101 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas, 75070. A remembrance gathering will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Monday, December 14, 2015, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to Crosspoint Church Building Fund, 2101 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas, 75070.

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I was so sad to hear about the passing of Glenda. Glenda and I worked together at Tektronix and I have such fond memories of her. She was truly someone you could always count on and was the epitome of a team player. I am truly thankful for having met and worked with Glenda. May Glenda's family know that Glenda made a positive difference in many people's lives. Jeff Eyman, December 16, 2015 Robert and I were so saddened to hear about Glenda. There is not much one can say at a time like this except that hopefully you and your family can find some comfort in your many special memories that you shared. May the love of family and friends comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. You and your family have all our most heart felt sympathy. Sincerely, Robert & Shellene Goins Robert and Shellene Goins, December 16, 2015 When I think of Glenda and her HR work, she embodied "Do Unto Others..." She knew how to straddle the line between HR legalities and human warmth and compassion. Prayers for her family and all who loved her. Cecil Taylor, December 16, 2015 I worked with Glenda for 14 years. She always had something inspiring to say to me. We have prayed together and she helped me through many sad days. May Glenda rest in peace! I have no doubt she is with the Lord. I pray for family to be comforted at this time of loss. Tambra Draper-Horn, December 15, 2015 We worked together for the entire time she was at Inet/Tektronix/Netscout. She walked with us through all of the layoffs, mergers, acquisitions, hiring, firing, and all of the other HR stuff that she had to deal with every day. And yet, her door was always open and she was always had a smile on her face, even when she probably didn't feel like smiling. When you had a conversation with Glenda, you always walked away feeling better than when you walked in. At least you knew that she was in your corner and would be there for you. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, and outstanding character were what set her apart. We mourn her death, but not as those who have no hope. 1 Thess. 4:13-18 Larry Like, December 14, 2015 Glenda was so proud of her family. She loved each of you deeply. Her face would light up as she would brag on you. We were fortunate to watch her faith open up and blossom like a flower. We often joined her in prayer for different needs in the family and then watch the tears well up in her eyes as she told us how the prayers were answered or how God worked it all out. She was my friend. She inspired me to be have faith and to pray. God allowed us to spend last Tuesday with her and we are grateful to Him for that. I will cherish her friendship forever. I will miss her very much and will continue to pray for each of you. Martha Herrera, December 14, 2015 Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. Our love and prayers are with you. We enjoyed many great laughs and fun with Sis. We love you and will miss that beautiful, smiling face! Larry and Kathy Podsednik, December 14, 2015 For about 18 years, I worked with Glenda. She was such a wonderful person to work with. I counted her a dear friend as well as a business colleague. I praise God for her life and now rejoice with the family in her "eternal life" with the Lord Jesus Christ. Roger Maddox, December 14, 2015 My prayers are with the family Lucretia Brooks, December 14, 2015 What a great Christian, HR Leader and Friend. So sad to hear the news. Glenda was the inspiration leader for all us Contract Recruitors at TI. Our deepest sympathy to all her family. Odice & Wanda Jenkins, December 14, 2015 We are so sadden to hear about the loss of Glenda. We were very blessed to have her as an employee years ago and a friend forever. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time. Glenna & Rick Wren, December 13, 2015 Our deepest sympathy to Glenda's family. Glenda was one of the most loving, giving and caring person we have ever met. We had so many great times together which we will always remember....the heavens have gained a true Angel....Our deepest condolences to the Barrett and Newell families. Richard and Betty Andrews, December 13, 2015