Gayle Patricia Barnes, 82, Bridge City


Last updated 4/14/2023 at 9:20am

Gayle Patricia Barnes, 82, of Bridge City, passed away on April 12, 2023, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Jim McClintock. A Rosary will begin prior to the mass at 9:30 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on August 27, 1940, she was the daughter of Jessie Perea and Myra (Goldate) Perea. Gayle worked at Central Office Supply in Bridge City for many years. Gayle loved working in her yard and keeping her flower beds fresh. She enjoyed hosting a monthly BBQ for her family, which always included her famous “Jailhouse Rolls” Gayle also enjoyed sewing and quilting in her free time. She loved the Christmas season and what it meant to her and her family. Gayle was a wonderful Wife, Mother, and friend who cherished her family very much and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents Myra and Jessie Perea; son Mark Barnes; and brothers, Mike and Ronnie Perea.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gene Barnes; brothers, Pete Perea and wife Evelyn of Kansas, Brue Perea and wife Janice of Livingston, and Darrell Perea and wife Linda of Groves; children, David Barnes and wife Rhonda, Debbie and husband Doug, and Jason Barnes; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Chris Barnes and wife Brittnee and their kids Liam, Charlotte; Andrew Barnes and wife Haley and their kids Evelyn and Annie; Aaron Barnes; Amanda Cook and husband Cameron and their kids Leanna and Cynthia; Jennifer Macha and husband Jeremy and their kids Abigail and Madilynn; Brandon Longmire and wife Alyssa and their kids Sophia and Jase; Sean Longmire and wife Ciara and their kid Sophia; Sheera Barns and daughter Teagan; Josh Barnes and son Leonardo; Joey Barnes and son Jayson; Allie Barnes, and Trey Barnes; as well as numerous other loving family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Longmire, Sean Longmire, Chris Barnes, Andrew Barnes, Aaron Barnes, and Jeremy Macha. Honorary pallbearers are Josh Barnes and Joey Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary Catholic School in Orange.


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