Barry Don Batie-Roy, age 55, of Abbeville, LA, formerly of Edom and Dallas Texas, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, after a battle with kidney and lung cancer.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Abbeville.
Mt. Madge McLain of St. Paul Episcopal will officiate.
Inurnment will be held in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery in Abbeville, immediately following the services. Following the Committal service all family and friends are invited to the Batie-Roy home for a “Gathering of Friends”.
Born on January 24th, 1966 to Don and June Batie, Barry grew to have many interests, often saying that God didn’t want him to be bored. His first love was ornamental gardening which led him to a lifetime career as a floral designer. At an early age he also discovered cake decorating which he continued for many weddings and later on for family and friends on special occasions. He played trumpet in the band, and was also in journalism class in high school; during this time his mother and the staff photographers instilled in him a love for amateur photography. Barry graduated from Van High School, Tyler Junior College, and Stephen F. Austin State University, earning degrees in Horticulture and agriculture. While at TJC he was inducted into the honor fraternity, Phi Theta Kappa; while attending SFA, he was inducted into Phi Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternities. After college, Barry began serving in several roles in the various churches he attended, and it was there that he discovered a passion for singing. This developed over time and led to membership in the Turtle Creek Chorale for the 2005 – 2012 seasons. In 2012 he relocated to Abbeville, Louisiana and it was here that he became immersed in all things Mardi Gras. He went on to join two Krewes, as well as helping members design and decorate their elaborate costumes and feather massive back pieces, and eventually getting to costume himself – which was beyond a boy from Texas’ Wildest Dream. Travel both in the US and abroad were also things very much enjoyed.
Barry is survived by his Husband, Troy Batie-Roy of Abbeville; his mother, June Batie of Edom Texas; his sister, Lisa Brown and her husband David of Edom Texas; his sister-in-law, Peggy Gaspard and her husband Kenneth of Abbeville; his brother-in-law, Gale Roy of Abbeville; his sister-in-law Effie Stansbury of Pearland Texas; his brother-in-law Robert Roy and his wife JoLane of Erath; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of University Hospitals & Clinics, and Heart of Hospice for their kindness and care during Barry’s Journey.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made in Barry’s name to Heart of Hospice.
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Cypress Funeral Home & Crematory, 206 West Lafayette St., Maurice, LA. 70555, (337)428-1816, is in charge of arrangements.
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