Lilly Bell Barnes

December 31, 1935February 11, 2021

Lilly Bell Barnes was born on December 31, 1935 and passed away on February 11, 2021 and is under the care of M. J. Edwards Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held on February 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm at M. J. Edwards Funeral Home, 1165 Airways Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Funeral Service will be held on February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am at M. J. Edwards Airways, 1165 Airways, Memphis, Tn. Burial will be held on February 27, 2021 at Memorial Park Southwoods, 5485 Hacks Cross Rd., Memphis, TN.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, February 27, 2021


Lilly Bell Barnes

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Cynthia Word

February 20, 2021

There is no one in this world like your mom/granny , her kindness was contagious and her memory will live on forever...
Love you Auntie...
Cindy, Morgan Carl

April Lyons

February 19, 2021

To the Barnes family: I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared.

DeNae Robinson

February 18, 2021

Dr Kinley is Love

My sister Belinda and family
You would sometime share the exciting memories when you, Monica and the grands would visit your lovely mother.
Especially around the holidays while talking and laughing with your mother Mrs Barnes and the family that she loved.
Such sweet memories!


Aggie Brooks

February 18, 2021

Sorry for you loss. May those
precious moments give you the strength to endure. Love you much.

Lila Williams

February 18, 2021

Belinda and Moni, I want to give my condolences to you. Ask Dr. Kinley to be your strength in this time of grief and sorry. I love you both and the family.

Dorcas Benson

February 18, 2021

I remember her and my mother was dancing she always brags about me I would always miss her but I will see her again love you Auntie

Vella Laws-Bell

February 17, 2021

I remember growing up as a little girl, my Aunt Dot-Jean and my late father Big Rob used to have the best of times. We could sit there and listen to them roast (we say check now) each other and have us dying laughing. We used to love going over to her house in North Memphis. She was the sweetest soul you could ever meet. Always had a smile on her face! Aunt Dot-Jean, you will surely be missed. Love Always, Until we meet again Vee and Bud (Lil Rob)

Mechelle Nelson

February 17, 2021

My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Ms. Barnes family and friends. Wishing you all an abundance of comfort and good memories during this time and beyond.

Jacqueline McNeal

February 17, 2021

Just wanted to share how great of an Aunt she was. Aunt Dorothy was a person that never judged and was always willing to help if she could. Aunt Dorothy always made me laugh and was just a wonderful person all the way around. We Love and Miss her Dearly. RI H Auntie