A native of Sussex County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mattie Harrell Richardson. A great lover of the outdoors, she spent many hours tending to her garden and flower beds at her home. When not outdoors she loved to cook for her family and friends. A longtime member of Rosemary Baptist Church, she enjoyed her Circle friends and her Sunday School Class. Mrs. Barnes retired just a few years ago after 35 years as a Sales Associate with J.C. Penney.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Barnes was predeceased by her Husband of 45 years, Lowray Barnes and her son Randall L. Barnes; five brothers, James, Jesse, Rueben, Clifford, and Calvin Richardson.
She is survived by her daughters; Joan B. Potter (Calvin) of Roanoke Rapids and Betsy B. Ramsay (Allan) of Wilmington, a sister Thelma Simmons of Jarratt, Va. Grandchildren; Jeff Potter (Meagan), Beth Evans (Scott), Lindsay Lanier (Brett) all of Wilmington, and Randall Barnes Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, Great Grandchildren; Madison Potter and Jackson Lanier.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 2 P.M. in the Wrenn, Clarke & Hagan Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel with Dr. Layne Wallace officiating.
Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 P.M. until 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.wrennclarkehagan.com