ARLINGTON -- Karri Ann Barnett, 26, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Arlington. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Monday at Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Road, Arlington with Rev. David Jenkins officiating. Interment: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale. Visitation: 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lake Arlington Baptist Church, in Karri's memory. Karri was born on April 30, 1988 in Arlington to Jimmy Hickman and Kay Hill Hickman. She was a member of Lake Arlington Baptist Church and graduated from Martin High School in 2006. She received a degree in Math at The University of Texas. Karri became a resident of Spring, TX and a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Houston. She worked as a math teacher at Tomball I.S.D. Karri is preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Hickman in November of 2010. Survivors: Husband, Trevor Barnett; mother, Kay Hickman; brother, Jamison Hickman; sister, Nichole Czomba; and numerous extended family members and friends.

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  1. Please accept my condolences on your loss. I loved Karri. I worked with her at UT and she was a bright, beautiful and talented young woman. My heart goes out to you Trevor and all she loved and touched with her life.

  2. Dear Trevor, I met your wife this past June on our trip to Europe. She was such a delight to get to know. We usually sat across from each other along with Kay and my friend Linda. She made an impression on all of us. Always smiling and always pleasent. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going thru but please know that my heart is breaking also.
    She really was an Angel!!

  3. I was blessed to have gotten the chance to meet Karri. Her beautiful face and smile as we talked before my wedding will always be special in my heart. My heart hurts for you Trevor and Kay. She will be missed.

  4. Mrs. Barnett was an exceptional teacher. She was not only a great teacher, but also a great person. From her everlasting smile to her optimistic attitude, she always lit up my day. I had the privilege of being in her class for a short time and was able to get to know her wonderful personality. Even though I thoroughly enjoy math, she managed to make it even more interesting everyday with her glowing smile and amusing stories. She was the last class of my day and she always ended my day on a good note even if I was having a difficult day. I was very comfortable with Mrs. Barnett and was able to talk to her about anything. She would always show interest in our lives and our studies. Mrs. Barnett would be the one to take the extra time to explain something until the student fully understood it. She also came to many of our games, meets, etc to cheer us on. Mrs. Barnett, you were an inspiration to me everyday and will continue to be. I will miss your sweet smile and positive attitude. My prayers are with all of Mrs. Barnett’s family.

  5. Our deepest sympathies to Trevor and Karri’s family. We are praying that you can find some peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. We will miss Karri’s smile and beautiful voice in Mosaic.

  6. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, Trevor. I pray God’s peace that passes our human understanding and comfort for you, Karri’s family and your family – for all the students whose lives she touched and the hearts of her friends. Praying that God is holding your heart in the palm of His hands. My love and prayers are with you.

  7. Kay and Trevor,
    Words cannot express how sad we are and the grief you must be experiencing. This is so unfair. Karri was so genuine and possessed a great, bright smile that came from within. She was a beautiful young woman. Our memories of our cousin go from watching her take a pony ride at the YMCA of the Rockies to enjoying her smile and laugh at Christmas last year with her handsome husband Trevor. Heaven gains a beautiful angel. We will miss you very, very much. All of our love.
    Dave, Joanne, Sarah, and Benjamin

  8. Trevor. We are so heartbroken for you in the loss of Karri! What a shock for you to endure. Our prayers are with you, as well as for Karri’s mom and her family. Please know that your congregation, JWUMC, is hurting along with you and wrapping our arms around you. Karri’s beautiful spirit and voice will be greatly missed in Mosaic at JWUMC. May Jesus hold you close during this difficult time. Janet and Dan Chenoweth

  9. Dear Trevor,
    My thoughts and prayers cover you and your family during this difficult time.JWUMC is a church that will be with you in the difficult days ahead.Never forget how much we love you and our hearts are broken for the loss of your precious wife.

  10. I was shocked and saddened by the news of Karri’s passing. It was just 3 weeks ago that we were singing together in harmony for Mosaic. I’m going to miss her beautiful voice and beautiful spirit so much. Trevor, please know that everyone here at JWUMC is praying for you and Karri’s family. She had such a short life yet impacted so many people through her faith, talent and spirit. I know that she is enveloped in God’s loving arms and that she will looking down upon us with grace and love. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  11. Trevor and Family,
    I am extremely sorry for your loss. Karri was such a kind and sweet spirit. She was a tremendous blessing to her students and the faculty here at Lubbock High school.
    I pray for comfort and healing for you and her family as you continue life without Karri.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Doug Young, Principal
    Lubbock High School

  12. To the Hickman and Barnett families, I would like to extend my condolences on the loss of Karri. I had the honor to know Mrs. Karri Barnett as a teacher at Tomball Memorial High School. She had a very positive influence on her students to include my son. She was a great teacher. She cared. She was a very sweet person. She was a very patient person and had a great way with her students. She not only was a Math teacher but she was a Life teacher. Mrs. Barnett has been and will continue to be a big part of the preparation of our children for their lives and is a big part of equipping them for unlimited opportunities. Please know and remember that her life continues through the lives of so many that she has influenced. Thank you for sharing Karri Barnett with the Tomball, Texas community. With deepest sympathy, Michael Pratt, Parent and Tomball Independent School District Trustee.

  13. Dear Trevor and Ted,
    Karri was a bright light at Lubbock High School and we are all so sad. Trevor, I met you when you helped us with test proctoring and thought Karri was so lucky to marry into the Barnett family. My heart breaks for you.

  14. To Karri’s family,

    You and I have never met, and I live all the way in South Korea, but Karri and I used to be classmates at UT. We graduated together and we were classroom neighbors at McCallum High School for our student teaching semester of Spring 2010. Karri was SUCH an encouraging force and lovely human being. I wanted to express my condolences to you all and hope that time will one day lessen the heartache you all feel.

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