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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Leona Kay Barnett

August 19, 1940July 15, 2019
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Leona “Lee” Barnett of Powell, Tennessee passed away peacefully, Monday morning, July 15, 2019, at the age of 78. She was a vibrant and passionate Christian who relentlessly lived to share the good news of Jesus Christ. She was a loving mother, dedicated teacher, homemaker, and caregiver. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 42 years, Donald Ray Barnett; her parents, William Schmidt and Kay Roland; and her sister Cheryl Pipkin. Mrs. Barnett is survived by her children, Kimber Lee and her husband James Horenburg; Darrin Barnett and his wife Rose; and Jeremiah D. S. Barnett and his wife Anna. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Zachary and Joshua Light Horenburg and Jacob Horenburg; Bradley, Bryce and Matthew Barnett; Alexander, Valerie, Sofia and Daniel Barnett; and by her sister Evelyn Schroeder and brother Rockey Roland and his wife Kay. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Berry Highland Memorial with a Celebration on Life Service to follow. Entombment will be private.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 20, 2019

Memories

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Bobbi Lee

July 19, 2019

Lee Barnett was such a courageous encouraging woman especially as she cared for her husband with his disabling illness. Every single Sunday I saw her drive in with his wheelchair on the back of her van. She had obviously come up with a system to even make all of this possible so he could keep living as fully as possible. She worked so hard, but was always positive and smiling. Seemed to me she was carrying the world on her little shoulders. Don had to be drawing great life from her year after year as she poured out. And of course, that was just the part I could see. At home, I'm sure it was even more of this. She loved and cherished Don and their children and poured out all she had for their benefit. She was so proud of them. We love and appreciate you SO MUCH Lee Barnett! You are obviously a child of the King! See you when we get there!!

RENEE HARRIS

July 19, 2019

LEONA, WAS A LOVELY WOMAN, I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE, OF BEING HER CARE GIVER, SHE WAS FULL OF LAUGHS AND LIFE, WE SHARED SO MANY BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS , LAUGHS AND CONVERSATIONS TOGETHER, HEAVEN HAS A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL AMONG THEM NOW, SING GOD'S PRAISES LEONA, REST IN HEAVEN! LOVE YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF YOU! AND MISS YOU! - RENEE