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Mary Barnes

Mary Jane Barnes (Hunter)

Wednesday, October 20th, 1948 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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On April 18, 2021 Mary Jane Barnes heard the call of her heavenly father and transitioned from labor to reward. She was born in Halifax County, North Carolina to proud parents, Leroy Boone and Claudine Hunter.
Mary was reared in Norfolk Virginia and was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, Virginia. She met and married the love of her life, Anthony W. Barnes, Sr. To this union God granted two beautiful children.

Mary was a three ‘C’ woman; she was Caring, Comical as well as Confident. She took great lengths to help others in various areas that would help them live a productive rewarding life. She had dynamic character. She was truly a beautiful person.

Mary worked for Lifetouch Portraits helping to edit school portraits of children that parents eagerly awaited.
Mary had a personal relation with the Lord.

To know Mary was to know that she LOVED to get her hair done every two weeks; she told it how it truly was and said what was on her mind. She enjoyed music and listened to music in the car. Mary loved Monkeys … no one knows why; but still today…she has a bed full of monkeys.

Mary loved to go fishing and believe it or not, fish was also her favorite food.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy Boone and Claudine Hunter; her husband, Anthony W. Barnes, Sr. and her brother, William Hunter.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Tabia C. Barnes; her son, Anthony W. Barnes, Jr. (Deborah); five grandsons, Tre’quan Barnes, Demonte’ Barnes, Hunter Barnes, Anthony W. Barnes, III, Xavier Barnes; one granddaughter, Dakota Barnes; two brothers, Anthony Scott (Faith) and Terry Scott (Veeta); five nieces; two nephews; two very special friends like sisters, Patricia Talley, Gloria McCloud; a sister cousin, Carolyn Pittman; brother-in-law Dwayne Barnes; two sister-in-law’s, Sherry Chase and Dr. Gwendolyn Means.

Mary was a true woman of integrity; she is gone from our sight but will forever live on in our hearts.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, April 26th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Roosevelt Memorial Park
    1101 Campostella Road
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Vee Rimm

Posted at 07:06pm
My prayers goes out to you and your family Tab during these hard times its never easy losing a love one especially your mother but just know she's at peace and with the love of her life again.... You all are in my prayers...

Anita D Anderson

Posted at 09:06am
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you Comfort, Strength and Peace during the difficult days ahead. Blessings always, with the Love of Jesus. Anita Anderson , Vauxhall, New Jersey

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"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;" Numbers 6:24-25 In our thoughts and prayers.
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Cheryl Rheubottom

Posted at 09:09pm
Now you and Granny can continue the laughs. Your work here is done. I know you were not ready to us but God wanted you more. Tabia and Lil Tony will handle things down here. You go hang out with the rest of the Hunter clan. I know Billy and Larry will welcome you with open arms. Look out heaven here comes more trouble. Rest easy Boo love ya

Mildred Wilson

Posted at 06:33pm
Mrs.MARY was a true friend and she was well loved. I enjoyed working with her. We share many memories and many potlucks in our department. She was a loving and giving person and don't mind helping others. I know I am going to missed our conversation. WE always talked about the job and most of all we good never get her birthday right because she did not want a fuss over her birthday. Mrs. Mary what I am going to missed most is the ratting of the bag when u was eating your little fish. And I want to say Thank-you for being a true friend. Going to missed you. Take your rest. Mildred Wilson

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