Funeral services were held Aug. 2, 2022, at St. Paul Baptist Church, Silver Creek, for Louise Barnes, 86, who died July 26 at Lawrence County Hospital, Monticello. Rev. Michael Evans, pastor, officiated; with interment following at Pen Oak Baptist Church, Silver Creek. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Barnes was born to the late Radie Daggins and Coleman Barnes. She was the second born of seven children and the eldest sister of the family. She was referred to as “Sister.” She began working as a private homemaker at a young age and moved to Houston, Texas, on an assignment. She later moved back to Silver Creek and continued as a homemaker. She joined St. Paul Baptist Church at an early age. She was known for her big heart and extraordinary cooking skills. She was the mother of seven children.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Barnes; daughter, Cheryl Barnes; three brothers, Cleo Barnes, Sonny Barnes, and Billy Hill; sister, Lennie Daniels; and step-brother, Robert Hill.
She is survived by three daughters, Radie Barnes, of Silver Creek; Evelyn Hathorn, of Brookhaven; Jacqueline (Joe) Thompson, of Bassfield; two sons, Terry (Brenda) Barnes, of Silver Creek; and Marcus Barnes, of Gulfport; two sisters, Mary Barnes, of Silver Creek; and Lessie (Thomas) Nichols, of Silver Creek; sister-in-law, Ethel Barnes, of Hattiesburg; special brother, Aaron (Jeanneter) Dagins, of Houston, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.