Jeanette Jeree Barnes

June 5, 1993March 29, 2017

Today is a Celebration of Life, In remembrance of. . . Jeanette Jeree Barnes June 5, 1993-March 29, 2017

Our daughter, sister, aunt and cousin, Jeanette lived her life with an abundance of love and dignity and traveled her own path. Jeanette’s strength of choices, was also her weakness. She had a heart, pure as gold, though she fell short of many

She attended Bowie State University in Maryland to become a Child’s Social Worker. She worked hard at things she embraced. Her love was unconditional to many, without a doubt. Jeanette has hundreds of friends and I thank Cheryl Leendoro for always being there, even during the hard times. Jeanette’s outcome of life came up short, but her living as a stepping stone was greater.

I, Mom salute you “Baby Girl”!

She leaves in passing, her mother, Arenetta Whitaker Smith (Star) of Lynchburg, VA; three brothers, Kelvin Whitaker of Lynchburg, Terrance, Jr. and his wife and Melvin Boomer, Jr., all of New Jersey; sisters, Jon Bean of Maryland and Shauna of Washington D.C.; her Godparents, Lamont Blair and Leisa Washington, also of Washington D.C.; her sisters-in-arms, Graciela Williams and Karena Jackson, who along with Jeanette, were the “3 Amigos”; a host of God fearing Grandmothers and Grandfathers who help to make our community a family.

Jeanette was preceded in death by a sister, Kawana.

The family wishes to thank the Heartland Staff and Dr. Webb, Dr. Brennen, Dr. West, and Dr. Dabney and Lynchburg EMT Bruce Ellsworth and Holly Sales and so many others who loved and cared for Jeanette.

A Celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held at All Nations Church, 305 Sixth Street, Lynchburg, VA, 24504 at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 1, 2017


Jeanette Jeree Barnes

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Asia Barnes

December 18, 2020

Hey auntie i miss you so much , Christmas is in 7 more days i wish you was here to celebrate this Christmas with us i love you people always ask me is im ok i say yes but inside im hurt i really miss you can we take one more picture ? can you come live with us again ? why you leave me ? you promised you wasn't gonna ever leave us & you left im heartbroken please auntie i wish you can come back im 12 about to turn 13 & i CANT have a good birthday with you not here to hype me up & love me just know im gonna forever miss you & love youuuu so much #LONGLIVEMYFAVORITEAUNTIE !!

rasheena Barnes

January 12, 2018

Hey big sister .hows life going up there I miss u alot.

Ahmiya Barnes

September 27, 2017

Hi Aunty I love you and I want you to know that continue to watch over me and my sisters.We all love you aunty .

September 24, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Asia Barnes

September 24, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Yolanda Mundy

April 3, 2017

God bless you Jeanette. You are a beautiful soul and a beautiful person. I was glad to have the chance to know you. You will be missed. A precious precious girl. Beautiful and full of life. You will be missed. Love you always.

Rena Jackson

April 3, 2017


Words can not explain how much i am going to miss u. This is a pain that i never wanted to experience but i can not be selfish! I know that you were in a lot of pain and it brings me comfort to know that you are not suffering anymore! I know you would not want me to be sad and for me to pick my head up. I know that you are looking down on me and the family. Chuckie please protect and guide our family from above, as we now have a new beautiful guardian angel. Baby girl give granddaddy a hug and kiss for me. I love you so much Chuckie. Love your big cousin China!

Shanan Barnes

April 3, 2017

Shanan Barnes- My dearly sister I love you so much and I really appreciate the time we shared even though it wasn't long because that was out of our control. But you are my guardian angel and I am so lucky to have a daughter that shares the same birthday as you. Baby everyone is missing you and Grandma says She loves you so much wish this could of been in Washington DC. Your nieces and newphew says Auntie we love you and miss you and they have designed almost all there clothing for you. Ahmiya says auntie Turn Up, Ahmani says Pretty Girls Rock Auntie , Asia Says Auntie She gonna party for You, Zi and Ri i wish they could of had more time with you as well they are still babies but Zi definetly says mommy thats auntie looking at pictures. King Si your his heart Rest In Paradise BabyGirl Blood Sister I Love You to Death

Carol Watson Graves

April 2, 2017

Jeanetta aka Chuckie to me I will miss you. Your smile was bright. I know you are in a better place and I'm glad you are at peace and rest. I will miss you but never forget what love we shared as family together. Gone but not forgotten.

Shakita Hood

April 2, 2017

I am so grateful to have been able to call Jeanette a friend. As the years went past we may have separated by distance, but whenever we would see each other it was like we never skipped a beat. Rest Easy Baby Girl!