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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Lucie Rivers Russell Barker went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 7, 2016, at the age of 87.

Rivers, as family and friends knew her, was born in Hayneville, Alabama on October 25, 1928. She attended Dominican College in New Orleans and met her future husband, Donald Francis Barker, while on a visit to Lockport, LA with her roommate. After their marriage in 1950, she and Donald made their home in Lockport for over 60 years.

Rivers had a full life, firmly rooted in her faith, her family and her many friends. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was a talented artist, a golfer, a bible study leader and a bridge player. But, most of all, her family and friends knew her as a stalwart prayer warrior who began and ended every day praying for her family, friends, town and nation.

Rivers is predeceased by her parents, William Payne and Mary Ella Russell, and her siblings, Mary Baine, William Payne, Jr and John Portis Russell. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald, and sons Donald, Jr. and Stephen, daughters Mary Bried , Roberta Schroeder, and Lucie Berryhill, their spouses, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 612 Main St., Lockport, LA, 70374 on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the church just prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holy Savior Catholic Church or your favorite charity or ministry in her name.