|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||May 17, 2011|
Ernest "Ben" Barnes, 88, of Flintfield Crescent, Chesapeake, VA died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his residence.
He was a native of Corapeake, NC and the son of the late Irving Barnes and Prophetess Barnes.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie B. Sparrow, Sarah Barnes and Victoria Barnes; five brothers, Bill, McCoy, Willie, Edward and James Barnes
He retired as a maintenance mechanic from Revlon, Inc. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was in the Excelsior Choir and Men's Chorus. He was formerly of Patterson, NJ and a member for 40 years at Calvary Baptist Church. He was a mason and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Virgie Mae Barnes of Chesapeake; one daughter, Bettie Barnes Anderson of Chesapeake; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a goddaughter, Wanda Best of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law, Magdalene Barnes; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends who were like family.
A funeral service was held Monday, May 23, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 112 Mahan Street, Suffolk officiated by Dr. Steven G. Blunt. Entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. A wake was held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at the funeral home. Crocker Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Jun 14, 2011
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