Sarah Caroline Barton, 23, of Center

Sarah Caroline Barton, 23, of Center, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Nacogdoches County.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.

Born November 19, 1997, Sarah is the daughter of Roosevelt Barton and Kimberly Jane Goodman.  She had a contagious laugh and was loved and thought of by many.  I could not have asked for a better child from God.  She came in the world fighting at 3 lbs. 10 oz. and 16” long.  According to doctors, she would not survive.  She proved them wrong.  Sarah had a heart of gold and would give you her last anything.

She is survived by her mother, Kimberly Jane Goodman of Shelbyville, Texas; father, Roosevelt Barton of Rockingham, North Carolina; sisters, Rebecka Marie Barton Ard and husband Justin of Rockingham, North Carolina and Elizabeth Ann Barton (Liz) of Laurel Hill, North Carolina; son, Brandon Lee Cummings (JR), age 5, and love of her life, Brandon Cummings (Bamm) of Laurinburg, North Carolina; special cousins she loved like her own brother and sisters, Teresa (Treat) Hunt, wife of the late Tony Hunt, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Joelanda Hunt and wife Shonte Miles and their children, Jaya, C.J., and Aidyn of Bennettsville, South Carolina; Michael Hunt and wife Yshemia and their children, “Lil” Mike and Kayla of Bennettsville, South Carolina, Vanessa Scott and husband Mike Frazier of Bennettsville, South Carolina; aunt, Brenda (Hazel) Caulder of Bennettsville, South Carolina; uncle, Larry Barton of Bennettsville, South Carolina; Kyle Goodman of Center, Texas; Ryan and Kasi Goodman of Georgia; Kelly Goodman and husband Adam King of Shreveport, Louisiana; aunt, Jackie Evans of Center, Texas; cousin, Lyndsay Elmore and husband Alex of Center, Texas, and their sons, Cameron, Cayden, and Jack; special friends, Pinky Bell, Sammy Bell, and Toderick Barnes; special person like an Aunt and more, Tammy McDonald Steptoe♥.

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Sarah Caroline Barton

11/19/1997 - 3/24/2021


Well, Sarah, where do I begin?

It’s very apparent, that you had many a friend!

You’ve left us way to soon!

Lots of folks loved you to the moon!


People say that you never met a stranger!

And I know that you weren’t afraid of any danger!

You lived life to the fullest!

You were actually one of the coolest!


There are many that are very heart broken!

You would always help folks, even with just a token!

One said that you would give them your last dollar,

They wouldn’t have to beg and certainly not holler!


You went about your way, just trying to be good!

Helping everyone out, or as many as you could!

Now you’re in Heaven looking down,

I’m sure that you earned your beautiful crown!


You will always be remembered!

And we know that you’re enjoying all of God’s splendor!

When the time comes and others leave this old world,

I know you will welcome them in and show them the gates of pearl!


So, your beautiful smile and infectious laugh will in our hearts, forever remain,

Until we see you again, when we reach our Heavenly domain!


Love you,


The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935