Willie Lewis Barnes

Published 1:12 pm Friday, May 2, 2014

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Progress Union MB Church for Mr. Willie Lewis Barnes, age 61, who died Thursday, April 17 at University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Raymond Geeston officiated with interment following in the Progress Church of God in Christ Cemetery.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willie Barnes was born to the late Edward Lee and the late Martha Mae Tyson Barnes. He was a member of Rose Hill MB Church, Silver Creek, MS.

He is survived by two sons, Willie L. Durr and Howard K. Durr; three grandchildren, Kyasih L. Durr, Kyania Durr and Janya Baranntt all of Gulfport; five sisters, Jessie Mae (John) Williams, Eula (Charles) Hathorn, Hattie Mae (James) Polk, Linda Faye Griffith, Brenda (Marcus) Hathorn all of Prentiss; two brothers, Samuel Lee Griffith of Minneapolis, MN, and James (Amy) Tyson of Wiggins; two aunts, Nannie Mae Fortenberry of Detroit, MI, and Eula Bea Fortenberry of Silver Creek, MS.

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He was preceded in death by brother, Robert Earl Bournes and uncle, Jessie Lee Tyson.