Barbara Gail Armistead

March 30, 1956June 12, 2019

Barbara Gail Armistead, 63, of Powderly, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at U. T. Health - East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Memorial services are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Bro. Kerri Ademak officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Barbara, the daughter of William and Marjorie Merrill, was born March 30, 1956, in Elmira, NY. She worked a number of years at Braums, Noble True Value, and Hicks Muffler & Tire before her retirement. Barbara was known as a loyal and hard worker. She was a wonderful homemaker and loved her family unconditionally.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Merrill, and a brother, Victor Merrill.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Armistead, three children, Michael Herron & wife Jennifer of Paris, Lisa Moore & husband Samuel of Reno and Jesse Herron & wife Ashley of Paris, her mother, Marjorie Merrill of Talco, grandchildren; Monica, Madison, Jonathan, Joanna, Chelsea, Tyler, Jordan, Vivian and Jude, one great grandchild, Carter, siblings; Tom Merrill, Bill Merrill, John Merrill, Ann Francis, Nancy Harrison and Jeff Merrill along with many nieces & nephews and a host of friends.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 20, 2019


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Scott Pullen

June 19, 2019


So sorry for your loss.


Barbara Merrill

June 14, 2019

We will miss Barb terribly, but she has gone to a place where there is no pain and suffering, just joy and eternal life. This photo is from our wedding when she was 15. It's been a joy to know her for the last 50 years. She was generous to share her name with me. We're so sorry we cannot be there to celebrate her life with the rest of our family.