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HT Community Mourns the Passing of Injured Student

TIN, Texas) 12.22.11 Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of student Fatima Barrie who died at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.  Barrie, a junior track athlete and biology major from Katy, Texas, was hospitalized and experienced severe trauma as a result of a stabbing incident that occurred in the downtown Austin district earlier this month.  After extensive neurological testing and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Barrie was moved from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to a hospital patient area nearly one week ago.  She was  monitored regularly but remained heavily sedated before passing from complications from the injury.

“We are sorry for the loss of one of our students and continue to hold Fatima’s family in our prayers” said Huston-Tillotson University President Larry L. Earvin.

Barrie earned Huston-Tillotson athletic yearly awards, Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) honors, and consistently qualified for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) nationals.  As a biology major, she was interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the family. The Huston-Tillotson University campus is observing the holiday break with classes and normal operations resuming on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.

Expressions of condolences may be sent to the family as follows:

Ms. Gail Gardner
c/o Miss Fatima Barrie
2416 Village Circle Drive
Katy, Texas 77493

The viewing of the body is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. with the funeral at 1 p.m. at the following location:

Faith West Church
2225 Porter Road
Katy, Texas 77493

Arrangements handled by:
Allen Mortuary
2003 Kelley Street
Houston, TX  77026