Bea Roller of Celina and Cleburne, Texas passed away on June 30, 2021 after battling cancer and dementia. She was born on August 16, 1939 to Fred Adophus and Elner (Calton) Biggs in Branch, Texas. Bea was a 1957 graduate of Plano High School. She worked for State Farm Insurance company immediately after high school and then as office manager for Dr. Glenn, Billy Don and Dr. Terry Mitchell of Mitchell Clinic and Maternity Hospital for 25 years. Bea continued in the medical field with Dr. Colin Stacy and later retired as a Collin County District Court clerk. She was very altruistic with family and friends in need. She also had a servant's heart as she provided hospitality and accommodations to ministers and international missionaries at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Celina.
Bea was a caregiving wife to her quadriplegic husband, John, for 33 years. She sold Avon products and earned many lovely Mrs. Albee award figurines. She enjoyed spirited canasta card games with family and friends. She was a fan of road trips, Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, and the Texas Rangers. Bea was a person of strong faith, patriotic, fiercely protective of family, full of grace, generosity and kindness. Born from a large family, she was known as “Sis,” “Aunt Sissy,” “Grandmother,” “Grammy,” and “Heckity.”
Our beloved Mom will be deeply missed by many who also called her “Sweet Bea.”
Special thanks to Community Hospice of Cleburne and their excellent care from Vanessa, Cyndi, Gabby and Ciara.
Bea is survived by her children, Belinda Linstrum of Cleburne, Texas, David Barnes and wife, Lee Ann of Ellijay, Georgia, and Daniel Barnes of McKinney, Texas; stepdaughter, Cheryl Jacoby and husband, Pete; grandchildren, Drew Cattell and wife, Rebecca, Zachary Barnes and wife, Rose, Holly Barnes, Joshua Barnes, Morgan Barnes and husband, Jacob Adcock, and CJ Foust; great grandchildren, Nolan Cattell, Samuel Serna, Olivia Barnes and baby girl Adcock due in October, Christian and Conner Foust; brothers, Calton, Tommy, and Gabriel Cenius “GC” Biggs and wife, Juanita; sisters, Shirley Parker and Elenor “Pinkie” Benton Wenger and husband, Ed; Barbara Johnson, Nancy Foust, Maylon Johnson; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James William and Mary Burch Biggs; maternal grandparents, Tazwell and Ida Mae Walls Calton; parents, Fred Adolphus and Elner Biggs; husbands, Dale Barnes and Judge John A. Roller, Jr.; brothers, Wiliam Wayne, Jack Leo, twins, Wesley and Leslie, Freddie Tazwell “Ted,” Kenneth Earl, Jessie Lee Doyle, Gerald Autry “Bud” and Cleo Randolph “Randy” Biggs; sisters, Bessie Lucille Trammell, Addie Glenn Jackson, Mary Biggs, Jinnie V Honea, and Emma Odell Hardin; son-in law, Dr. Todd Linstrum.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Lucas, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The funeral service will also be live-streamed at TJMfuneral.com
on Bea's obituary page by clicking on the following link: Celebrationoflife.tv
. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.
The family suggests donations in memory of Bea to the International Mission Board, First Baptist Church of Celina or a charity of your choice
To convey condolences or sign an online registry, visit TJMfuneral.com
Published by Star Local Media from Jul. 3 to Jul. 10, 2021.