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Barbara Barnes

 Mrs. Barbara “Barbarette” Bridges Barnes, 69, died on Sunday Jan. 31, 2021, at the home of her daughter, Lavitier Barnes in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Graveside services for Mrs. Barnes were Friday Feb. 5, 2021, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello, with Rev. Bryan Maxwell officiating.

Interment was in the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnes was the daughter of the late Jessie Bridges and Annie May Peyton Bridges. Mrs. Barnes became a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until she joined the church home of her husband, South Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Barnes attended McCullough High School, graduating in 1969. Mrs. Barnes was a dutiful homemaker and stay at home mother until her youngest child began school. Mrs. Barnes was then employed at Prentiss Elementary School as an Assistant teacher for 13 years.

Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by her husband, Elibra “E. L” Barnes, son Lavoisier Barnes, brothers Shelby “Billy” (Mary Jane) Bridges, Shirley “Pat” Bridges, J.P. (Charlene) Bridges, and Emmanuel “Blue” (Linda) Bridges.

Mrs. Barnes survivors include her daughter, Lavitier Barnes; her future son-in-law, Frank Boyd; God-children Tayion and Te’Ron Taylor; sister-in-laws, Essie Mae Bridges, Queen Barnes, Virginia Barnes, Loretta Burnes; brother-in-law Ado (Lynette) Barnes Jr.; special friend Cathy Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friend.