Ms. April Wall Barnes, age 47, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Born April 25, 1973, in Nacogdoches, Texas, to parents Murray Wall and Brenda Godwin Wall, April grew up in San Augustine County, Texas, and graduated from Broaddus High School. She attended Panola College on a basketball scholarship and later obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and taught school as well as working at Pilgrim's. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
April had such a huge, loving, caring heart! She always had an infectious smile on her face and she loved BIG with her entire heart. April was the definition of hard worker. She always gave her best effort and hardly complained. She welcomed everyone with open arms. She was one of the most kind hearted and loving women you would ever meet. She loved her babies so much! April spent many hours hauling hay with her dad, playing basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball well into her adult years. She enjoyed supporting Chelsea, Kevin, Rex and Jackson in all their activities whether it be on the basketball court, softball field, baseball field, track or the show ring. She was not embarrassed to show her school spirit by decorating her face, her car and by wearing wild fan gear!
Her survivors include her daughter, Chelsea Barnes and son, Kevin Barnes both of Nacogdoches, Texas; her parents, Murray and Brenda Wall of San Augustine County, Texas; a sister, Mimi Linam ; nephews, Rex Linam and Jackson Linam and fiance Mariah Perez all of Nacogdoches, Texas; and numerous very special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
April was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Warren and Lera Caleote Wall; and maternal grandparents, Quintis and Bernadine Mora Godwin.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a rosary.
Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at 2508 Appleby Sand Road in Nacogdoches, Texas, with Father George Elliott officiating. Committal service and interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, located on County Road 353 near Chireno, Texas.
Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, San Augustine.
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