Maxine Preston Barnett

July 25, 1926August 20, 2010

Maxine joined Our Father in Heaven in the early morning on Friday August 20, 2010, at home alongside her loving family, in Dallas, Texas.

Maxine was born in Electra, Texas July 25, 1926 to Edna and Tom Preston (deceased). She graduated from Quanah High School and attended Texas Tech University. She was a dedicated 60-year member of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. She was the loving wife to Charles A. Barnett, Jr., celebrating their 60th anniversary on August 11, 2010. She committed her life to Christ, her husband and the raising of her 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered for her incredible heart, service and the example she set for all.

She was preceded in death by an older sister, Julienne Epps. She is survived by her husband, Charles Barnett, Jr.; children, Tommy Lockhart and Elaine, Charles Barnett III and Janie, Dave Barnett and Ashlynn, James Barnett and Toni, and Rebecca Barnett Shewchuk and Dwight; grandchildren, Leslie, Tal, Charlie, Travis, Danielle, Cheyenne, Jennifer, Jeff, James, Jennifer, Elizabeth, John, and Charles; great-grandchildren, Fisher, Hagan, Jon, Whitney, and Ethan; sisters, Leta Johnston, Peggy Pressley and Trezzie; and brother, Jack Preston and Ouidon. A Memorial service will be held Monday, August 23 2010 at 2:00 pm at Park Cities Baptist Church in Ellis Chapel, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that a donation be made to Buckner Foundation. Donations may be mailed to 600 N. Pearl St, Suite 2260 Dallas, TX 75201 or online

Sparkman Funeral Home 1029 S. Greenville Ave Richardson, TX 75081 972.238.7855


  • Memorial Service Monday, August 23, 2010

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Elaine Harvey

August 22, 2010

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Barbara Brewer

August 22, 2010

Please know our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. It is hard to find words to give comfort, but just know she is in a better place and is her old self again. With love, Robert and Barbara Brewer

August 22, 2010

My mother Ruth Keener considered Maxine Barnett a sister by virture of her love, loyalty and charity. When I was five years old, I had a tonsillectomy. Maxine brought seven presents, but I could only open one sack a day. She marked the day of the week on each sack. Despite the terrible pain, I looked forward to opening the present of the day. I have never forgotten her kindness.

Tom Keener

mike embry

August 21, 2010

may god bless you and give you peace knowing Maxine is in a better place. My love and prayers go out to you all.

Marcia Bopp

August 21, 2010

Celebrate a life well lived and find comfort in knowing that Maxine is in her heavenly home and has been healed. My deepest sympathy is with the family and in my thoughts and prayers.