Simmie J. Barnes

22 February, 192824 June, 2020

Simmie J. Barnes, age 92, born February 22, 1928 passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 at her home in Byram, MS. Although Simmie had worked outside the home until she was 82, she considered herself first and foremost, a homemaker and was most happy in the kitchen surrounded by her loved ones. She was quite possibly the best cook in the south and known for her homemade biscuits.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Barnes, Sr., and her daughter, Judith Barnes Reaume (Bruce). She is survived by her children, Robert Barnes, Jr. (Connie), Cynthia Barnes (Vincent), Patricia Barnes, Eddie Barnes (Helen), Denise Barnes Hart, and a sister, Jessie Williamson. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 29, at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, MS with only immediate family members in attendance.

We respectfully ask that everyone in attendance wear a face mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 29 June , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 29 June , 2020


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Pat Barnes

July 24, 2020

Mama..... the sweetest name. We were so unbelievably blessed to have you here for 92 years. We all miss you. ❤💔💜

Constance Sutterley

June 29, 2020

Maw was a precious woman! She opened her arms to me from the first time we met! That was it, she was my other mother! We had long conversations and laughed ! She was such a welcoming, kind, caring person. She made an impact on my life significantly! I will miss her greatly! Love you Maw

Allison West

June 26, 2020

I am so glad I had a chance to meet you at the family reunion. I never got the chance to meet Kevin and Sheila’s mom, but saw a video of her, and I could definitely see her likeness in you! I wish I could have met you all in your prime! I am happy to hear your passing was peaceful and know you will be greatly missed! Sending love to you and your family.
Allison West (Kevin Allen’s wife)

Tammy Smith

June 26, 2020

Keith and I are heartbroken at the loss of our precious Ma, who always treated us like her own children. She touched our lives deeply and we will always remember her loving spirit and cherish every memory. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends who shared her with us.