Georgia Zella Barber

October 24, 1937October 10, 2012

Georgia Barber passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. She was born October 24, 1937 in Inez, Texas to the late Anton and Augustine Lesak Zella. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and the Altar Society. She is survived by her sons, Henry Barber Jr. of Port Lavaca, Jeff Barber of Victoria, and Bill Barber of Alvarado; sisters, Ellen Mulligan of Kernersville, NC, Lillian Motes of Beeville, Pat Kubecka of San Antonio, and Rose Marie Pittman of Houston; brothers, Julius Zella of Houston and Joe Zella of El Campo; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry J. “Koonie” Barber Sr.; daughter, Cynthia Marie Braseman; sister, Annie Otto; and brother, Edmund Zella. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, and the Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday. The Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 am Monday, October 15, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Barber, Henry Barber Jr., Jeff Barber, Zachary Barber, and Bret McMillan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Altar Society. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Rosary Sunday, October 14, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 15, 2012

Georgia Zella Barber

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Barbara Lesak Drastata

October 15, 2012

Henry, Jeff and Bill, I am sorry for your loss. Your mother was a first cousin of mine and a wonderful person. Georgia is now in a safe place with her heavenly father(Jesus).

October 15, 2012

Georgia was a wonderful neighbor for so many years! We will miss her terribly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Nicky and Liz Huff

Debbie (Hamilton) Underwood

October 14, 2012

Bill, Just heard about your Mom and wanted to let you know how sorry I am. May GOD give you peace during this difficult time and know that you will be in our prayers..

Lyn (Wagner) Lee

October 14, 2012

Bill, my heart aches for you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sadly I knmow how hard it is to lose your mother, but may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Shana Yaws

October 13, 2012

Henry so sorry for your loss. May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this time.

October 13, 2012

Bill, we just want to let you know that you are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially your mom. We hope you take some comfort in knowing how much we care. All our love, Kevin and Tom

October 12, 2012

Ed and I have such fond memories of Georgia; want fun times we had over the years; will keep the family close to our hearts - Carolyn and Ed Nevlud