SPRING, Texas – The funeral for a Cracker Barrel manager fatally shot while trying to protect her co-workers took place Friday at the Addison Funeral Home in Spring.
Harris County sheriff’s deputies said Robin Baucom, 54, was shot during an attempted robbery early Saturday morning as she was getting ready to start her shift at Cracker Barrel in north Harris County.
The Cracker Barrel manager was loved by so many people and her employees said she will greatly be missed.
″I’m loss for words because she was like Cracker Barrel mom,” John Green said.
Green is just one of the many people who paid his respects and said goodbye to Baucom. He worked with Baucom at the Cracker Barrel on East Airtex Drive near the North Freeway.
″She showed me a lot at Cracker Barrel. She trained me and I would call her my momma. It was a beautiful experience working with her,” Green said.
After receiving several tips from people in the community, deputies were able to track down the accused killer who was identified as Nathan Humphrey, 28. He was shot to death by deputies in Atascocita, deputies said.
″It’s a sad tragedy all around. Lots of families hurting and grieving, especially the Cracker Barrel family because we were so close to Mrs. Robin. Anything she asked us to do we had had no problems doing it. If she wanted us to come in on our off days I had no problem,” Green said.
Robin dedicated 34 years to Cracker Barrel and loved her job. She was described as a hero and the pillar of her family.
As family and friends continue to grieve, her employees said it won’t be the same seeing her at Cracker Barrel.
″She’s going to be greatly, greatly missed, very missed,” John Green said.