Willie Ray Barnes

Died: Wed., Oct. 6, 2021

Memorial Service

10:00 AM Thu., Oct. 14, 2021
Location: All Faith Memorial Chapel

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Willie Ray Barnes, affectionately known as “Ray” was born October 30, 1955 in Batesville MS to Carlene and Leon Barnes.  He departed this life on October 6, 2021 at the Windsor Rehab Center in Windsor CT.


He was a lifetime resident of Hartford, CT and  worked for many years in the community, he would often be seen with his lawnmower in tow walking around the upper Albany neighborhood doing his landscaping throughout the community.  He was always willing to help anyone in need often volunteering to help the Angel of Edgewood organization.  As a youth and young adult he attended Christ Temple Church of God and Christ.  He was a passionate spades player and would sit at any table and talk his smack. He enjoyed playing with his children when they got together.


He leaves to mourn his 4 children: William Barnes-Torrington,CT; Adriane (Jovan)Ward-Newport News VA; Ray-Derrick Barnes-Virginia Beach, VA and Karrin Barnes-East Hartford, CT.  His sister Margaret Medlin-Bloomfield, CT and brother Larry Barnes- Hartford, CT and Aunt Dorothy White-Hartford, CT.  13 grandchildren and 3 great grand children.  As well as a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Carlene Barnes, brothers Howard, Verlon and Micheal Barnes and sister Nancy Barnes.


Ray will be loved and remembered by all who knew him.  We will continue to treasure the memories and time we had with him.



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CFO Accounting Department- Jefferson Lab J Everett
   Posted Thu October 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathy for your loss... May God give you and your family the comfort that you need during this time. In our Prayers....Take Care!

Carolyn Brooks-Burton
   Posted Fri October 15, 2021
Dear Barnes Family,

When you look at Ray's smile you see his mother Carlene and it seems like yesterday when we were all together under the leadership of Dr. J.C. Haynes at the "Friendly Little Church by the Side of 790 Albany Avenue where a stranger would always meet a friend, a sinner would/could find God and Christ was presented to everyone as they are."

Always remember that you are loved and our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of loved one.

Sincerely, Carolyn Brooks-Burton and Family.

Alice Fletcher
   Posted Sat October 16, 2021
Dear Cousins Williams, Adrian, Derrick and Karrin, sending our deepest condolences. along with our love and prayers to each of you in the home-going of your father.

YOUR COUSINS, Aunt Mattie's children, James, Van, Alice, Tommy, Mary, Catherine and Darlean.

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