Eileene C. Mabry
July 6, 1929 – June 1, 2020
Eileene Burt Mabry, 90, of Victoria (formerly a longtime resident of Yorktown), passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020. She was born on July 6, 1929 in Newellton, LA to the late Oscar Colvin and Lucy Francis McGruder. She graduated from Sikeston, Missouri High School and received a degree in journalism from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, her husband, Dr. Jacques C. Burt, D.O., and her son, Mark P. Burt. Ms. Mabry began her career in the late 1950’s as a social worker with the Texas Department of Public Welfare in DeWitt County. In 1969, she became the owner/administrator of Siesta La Casa Nursing Home in Yorktown Texas. In 1975 she fulfilled a life-long dream and became a licensed vocational nurse. After retirement she devoted her time to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by three children: daughters Cindy Cornish (Barry) and Becky Barfield (Tom) all of Victoria; and son, Timothy M. Burt (Maria) of Simi Valley, CA. She is survived by six grandchildren: Christopher Cornish (Connie), Lynn Guerra (Hector), Nathan Barfield (Karen) all of Victoria Texas; Timothy A. Burt of Clearwater,FL, and Nicholas Burt and Stephen Burt of Simi Valley, CA. She is survived by five great-grandchildren: Joshua, Makenzie, and Chloe Guerra, and Coleton and Conner Cornish. Private memorial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to Adopt-a-Pet, 8215 Houston Hwy., Victoria, Texas 77904. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.
- Cindy Cornish and husband Barry, Daughter and spouse
- Becky Barfield and husband Tom, Daughter and spouse
- Timothy M. Burt and wife Maria, Son and spouse
- Christopher Cornish and wife Connie, Grandchild and spouse
- Lynn Guerra and spouse Hector, Grandchild and spouse
- Nathan Barfield and spouse Karen, Granchild and spouse
- Timothy A. Burt, Grandchild
- Nicholas Burt, Grandchild
- Stephen Burt, Grandchild
- Joshua, Makenzie and Chloe Guerra, Great grandchildren
- Coleton and Cornish, Great grandchildren
- Oscar Colvin and Lucy Francis McGruder, Parents (deceased)
- Dr. Jacques C. Burt, D.O., Husband
- Mark A. Burt, Son (deceased)
8215 Houston Hwy., Victoria, TX 77904
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Eileene C. Mabry
June 5, 2020
RIP MS. MABRY, I will never forget our times together exercising and taking walks together. You were one beautiful person inside and out! I am thankful that our paths crossed, so that I had the pleasure to enjoy your sweetness and beautiful smile. I know you are smiling with all the angels in Heaven. It is not goodbye but Will see You again. You will be greatly missed.
Our condolences and prayers for all the Mabry family members.
June 3, 2020
Cindy, Becky, Tim and Family,
I heard of your mothers passing and wanted the family to know how very sad I am to hear of this. Your mother was such a wonderful person and I am thankful and blessed that I got to know her through Mark. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I pray for comfort and peace in the memories you shared knowing she is now with her family that passed before her.
With Love and Respect,
June 1, 2020
Dear Becky and Cindy,
I just happened to see this when I was scanning the Victoria paper. Even though I am far away from Victoria now, I have many good memories of people I encountered there. Your mother was an extra-special nurse when my mother was in DeTar Hospital many times. Then, Becky, you were a nurse there and took care of both of my parents over the years. Finally, you were at DeTar Home Health at the end of my father's life. Cindy, you were in the very first college class I ever taught in 1985. I remember your enthusiasm for the subject and your surprise when you found out I knew your mother. These are memories that I treasure.
I wish I could be there to celebrate your mother's life, but that is not possible. I will be with you and your family through prayers and spirit and gratitude for your mother's life and the example she set for all of you. It's hard to say goodbye even when the person is very old.
I am teaching in Oklahoma City (Edmond) now and have no plans to retire as long as my mind and body cooperate. I have learned to cope with the aftereffects of a 1998 stroke, and am living a full life.
May God comfort you during this sad time and may grace and peace warm your spirit.
Blessings to you and your families,
Professor of Accounting
University of Central Oklahoma