Barbara “Diddy” Myers, 84, of Galveston, Texas passed away peacefully at her residence on September 12th, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1930 to parents Louise Bird and Sammy Bird. She attended Ball High School and St. Mary’s Church in Galveston. In her younger years she worked at the Queen Theater and Robert I. Cohen Department Store. She worked as a cashier at The Pirate Club, which was a family owned business that was famous in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Barbara lived her life with grace, kindness and love for her family and friends. Her family was the core of her life and spending time with them was her greatest joy. Her passion was watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports, along with playing bingo and a occasional trip to the casino. She was always known to her children’s friends growing up as the “Fun Mom.” Her sweetness and unconditional love and support will be deeply missed. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Floyd Myers, Jr. She is survived by her son, Jack Higgins, Jr. and wife, Rita; daughter, LuLu Higgins; grandson, Jack Higgins, III and wife, Casey; grandson, Danny Higgins and wife, Misty; great granddaughters, Emily Higgins and Sunny Jo Higgins; great grandson, Jackson Higgins; sister, Betty Jean Baum; nephews, Edward Isom and Marvin Pounders; and very special friends, Noami Ippolito and Helen Coreas. Barbara’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Wednesday, September 17th, Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 18th at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Fr. Serge Veselinovich officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, TX. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jack Higgins III, Danny Higgins, Mason Cagnola, Joe Higgins, Danny Higgins and Tim Higgins. Honorary pallbearers are “her little man” Jackson Higgins, Edward Isom, Victor Boudreaux Sr., Joe Dolfi, Jimmy Higgins and Roger Coreas. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bagi Jana, Hospice Nurse Trish Alvarez, and special caregivers for all their love and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Galveston Island Humane Society, Hospice Care Team (HCT) or Little League Baseball of Galveston.
“You were a precious gift from God above
So much beauty, grace and love.
You touched our hearts in so many ways,
Your smile was so bright on all days.
You heard God’s whisper calling you home,
You didn’t want to go and leave us alone.
You loved us so much, you held on tight,
Till all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
Knowing that with our love we will be together again someday.”