Sylvia Barrett (002)

Sylvia Joyce Barrett

January 10, 1942 - November 4, 2019

Sylvia Joyce Barrett of McKinney, Texas passed away November 4, 2019 at the age of 77.  She was born on January 10, 1942 to Luther Cryer and Lillian (Conner) Cryer in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Sylvia was a graduate of Sulfur High School in Sulfur, Louisiana.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.  Sylvia married Johnny Barrett on June 5, 1964 in Maplewood, Louisiana.  She enjoyed creating memories and bringing people together by hosting parties, using her computer graphics skills, crafts and travel. Sylvia loved her family dearly especially her grandkids.  She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church McKinney where she was also a member of the Solid Rock Class.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Johnny Barrett of McKinney, Texas; son, Lance Barrett of Kingwood, Texas; daughter, Amanda Prill of Bellevue, Nebraska; grandchildren, Brett Prill of Bellevue, Nebraska, Karina Barrett and Darian Barrett, both of Kingwood, Texas; and many other loving family and friends.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lillian Cryer.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at First Baptist Church McKinney, 1615 West Louisiana Street, McKinney, Texas 75069.

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I had the joy and privilege and having Sylvia and Johnny as our BFG Directors for many years, while our children were young and we went through all the ups and downs of raising them. Sylvia was one of those rare examples of how a godly woman should live, and I am so very thankful for her service to the Lord and her mark on my life. God bless you, Johnny and family. Tammy Warren, November 12, 2019 I knew Sylvia as a neighbor, teacher and co-worker. My children were both fortunate to have Sylvia as a teacher at Valley Creek Elementary. She was a wonderful woman who had high expectations, and I respected her so much. My condolences to her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She will always be remembered. Joyce Skinner, November 12, 2019 Johnny and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know your faith will sustain you as you travel this journey. I am so sorry for your loss! Sue Reeves, November 11, 2019 My husband and I met Sylvia and Johnny in Tokyo, Japan, in 2015. We were staying in the same hotel, taking the same tour in Japan, and discovered that we were sailing on the same ship. How blessed I was that the Lord crossed my path with Sylvia's! Every time I picture her in my mind, she is smiling. She loved her husband and family, her home, hosting lunches and dinners for her friends and family, getting together with her church friends, and generally doing kind things for other people. She was always optimistic, even after becoming ill. She told me she believed that she would fully recover. Heaven is so much better for having Sylvia as a new resident, and I look forward to crossing paths with her again! May God comfort Johnny and her children. Linda Bauman, November 11, 2019 Praying for comfort. Steve Powell, November 11, 2019 To the Sylvia Barrett family: You all are in our hearts and prayers. Love in Christ, Windle and Carolyn Windle and Carolyn Hardy, November 9, 2019 Sylvia was such an inspirational and loving person. The times we shared and the memories we made will always be a part of me. She was such an enormous influence in my life, always with a guiding hand whenever I needed a shoulder. She taught me so much. I loved Sylvia and will miss her sweet smile and grand hugs. I thank God for bringing Sylvia into my life and allowing me to be part of her life too. Johnny, Amanda and Lance and family, I pray that you will continually honor this amazing woman’s life, I know I will. Linda Phillips, November 8, 2019 Sylvia and Johnny Barrett have been family friends for as long as I can remember. They have exemplified to others what it means to have a solid, loving marriage and a steady walk with Christ. I admire them both for that. Sylvia and her cheerful laugh will certainly be missed. We will be praying for you Mr. Johnny, Lance and Amanda. Melinda Gant Burns, November 7, 2019 I didn't know Sylvia until I got to know her while we were in Moldova to attend Gary and Viorica's wedding. Such a wonderful woman. I am so sorry for your loss and am in prayer for your entire family. We know we will see her again in Heaven, but she will be sorely missed here on earth. Lean on Jesus as you travel your journey of grief. In God's Love,
Robbie Fisher, November 7, 2019 Sylvia was a fun and interesting person to be around. She always challenged my thinking and broadened my world view. Her computer graphics' skills were not just exceptional, but offered freely for the benefit of the Church. Her weekly updates for the Solid Rock class were lively, informative and beautifully done - inspiring me to start doing updates for our Naomi class. You only had to be around this sweet woman a few minutes, before you knew her passion for Christ, for America, for the Church and for her Johnny. Her life brought glory to her Savior. Linda Hinderer, November 7, 2019 Dear Johnny, Lance and Amanda. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sylvia always had a smile on her face and told such interesting stories, especially about her travels. May you take comfort in your cherished memories. Prayers for you all.
Virginia Barrett, November 7, 2019 Sylvia was a wonderful person - vibrant, intelligent, creative. I had the opportunity to visit with her many times and she was always optimistic, believed the best of others. She was a well traveled woman and her interests were many. She was a beautiful, giving, and caring Christian woman. It was my honor to know her! Nancy Stoops, November 7, 2019 My heart and prayers go out to your family. It was always such a pleasure to speak with Sylvia who always has a smile and nice things to say. May she go with God on her next journey. Lou Baylog, November 7, 2019 So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for you and your family. Love you,
Jodie Barron Stephens , November 6, 2019 My prayers are with you. Lean on God & your friends to gain strength necessary for this time of losing a loved one. Kaylene Hudgins, November 6, 2019 We were so shocked and saddened to hear about Syvia. We so enjoyed getting to know Sylvia and Johnny and seeing them each week. Sylvia will be greatly missed at Salon 205 where she made many new friends and renewed several old friendships. Our condolences and prayers for her family and friends.
Cindy and Bill Pratt, November 6, 2019 I sure enjoyed teaching with Sylvia at Slaughter. After we moved, she continued to stay in touch through Christmas cards. I enjoyed reading about her trips and her family each year. So sorry for your loss. Dianna Ferguson, November 6, 2019 Dear Uncle Mike, Lance, Amanda and families, May the Lord give you His peace as you say "goodbye" to Aunt Silvia! -Love, Joanna and family. Joanna Buleje and Family, November 6, 2019 All of my love and prayers go to you and your family during this time of mourning for your loss. All of your love, Emily and Hayden Fuller Emily Fuller, November 6, 2019