Barbara Joanne Crossman of Savoy, Texas passed away peacefully on February 4, 2021 in Sherman, Texas. She was born in New York City on May 16, 1943, the eldest of two children to James Hall and Constance (Anderson) Hall.
Barbara loved her family and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She affectionately spoiled them all and always had to give them two cookies at a time so they had one for each hand. Brownies for breakfast weren’t uncommon. She was active in her children’s lives as a “stay at home mom” until they were raised, and her loving presence gave stability and foundation to them. She was amazingly patient but could be quite stubborn when she put her foot down. She enjoyed crafts, reading, and was an online gamer. In her younger years, she enjoyed outdoor activities such as swimming, camping, and lazy days on the beach. She was even known to check out a roller coaster or water park with her grandbabies.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James and Constance Hall. Barbara is survived by her husband, Ernest Crossman; her sister Carol Fenner of Connecticut/Florida; two sons, Ernie Crossman of Denison, Texas and James Crossman of Savoy, Texas; two daughters, Linda Colclasure of Sherman, Texas, and Darlene Lemons and her husband Bryan of Era, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11AM at Mullican Little Funeral Home Chapel 754 State Hwy 56 E. Bells, Texas 75414. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required at the memorial service. Social distancing is requested. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Bird’s Nest in Savoy, Texas.
Arrangements are with Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Bells, Texas. An online registry may be signed at www.mullicanlittle.com
I will miss you, grandma. I will always remember the times we spent together playing video games together for hours. You are the reason I play now. Many hugs and lots of love to the family, too.
My heart felt love to you during this time of loss.
You will be missed..
I will pray for you family.
RIP Mrs. Barbara
You are a great sister and friend. My memories will always be full of great conversations and laughter. From the time I was 2 years old and at your wedding, until I got married 30 years ago, you have been there and we participated in great fun! Your life has been tough at times, but you have always made lemonade. I look forward to seeing you on the other side! I love you. I miss you.
To my brother and children and their families– Love, Light, and Healing to you.
I remember having such fun with Barbara at the beach in Putnam Lake. She taught me how to go under the water without holding my nose. I remember the day as I laughed so much and couldn’t wait for her to play with me again. I was about 8 years old at the time. I also remember Barbara, Carol and Donna taking me on a long narrow bumpy road in the car and of course no seat belts at the time and driving over the bumps so hard. I laughed so hard going over those bumps. I can remember we all laughed very hard. I was about 10 then. You will be missed.
Some of my greatest memories are with you Grandma. To name a few: bottle feeding calves, playing Mario & Zelda for hours, late night conversations with our hot tea, but the best one was the last time I got to see you when my kids were with me and you told me you were proud of me. I miss you always. I love you.
Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
I have such great memories of Mr. And Mrs. Crossman. My deepest sympothy to the family. I just now came across this news as I was looking for my friend on the internet. Darlene, I’m so sorry for your loss.