Toni M. Cowley met her Jesus Christ face-to-face Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, when two angels came to accompany her to Heaven, after three and one half years of a very courageous fight with cancer.
As she desired, cremation will be under the care and direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. A memorial service has not yet been scheduled.
On June 30, 1959, Toni Marie Barber was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital twenty-five minutes after her twin sister, Teri Ann. Proud parents were Ann McEwin Barber and Billy H. Barber of Paris.
Toni later met and married Monte Cowley of Paris. During their many happy years of marriage, she worked at Kroger Meat Market. They both had a soft spot for dogs and cats and couldn’t turn any away. Toni had ten cats at home at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monte, in 2015, and her father, Billy H. Barber in 2008.
Survivors include her twin sister, Teri, her mother, Ann, step-daughter, Stephanie Oubre and husband Blake, step-grandchildren, Dakota, Carson, and Callie Click and Sophia Oubre, cousins, Stephen Bush, Stacy Bush Veith, Stanley Burks, Randy Burks, Sue O’Neal Jackson, Carla O’Neal Coker, and Lisa O’Neal Drinnon.
There were many friends, with Terri Hudgens Hobbs, Brenda Childers, and Cathy Jones considered special who were always there to help. And especially to next-door neighbors, Cade, Brittany, Harper, Lincoln, and Pepper Oats for their help, happiness, and cupcakes provided we will always be thankful.
Toni received wonderful care from Mays Home Health, On Call Home Health and Hospice, Dr. Troutt, and Dr. Cochran. We will be forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lamar County Humane Association, P. O. Box 8, Paris, TX 75461.
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