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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Ann M. Barnes

December 5, 1939August 5, 2020
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Ann Dora Myers Barnes, 80, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Mary Myers; and sister, Lera Myers.

Ann graduated from John Marshall High School in 1958 and attended RPI (now VCU). She worked for AT&T, taught kindergarten at Laurel Hill United Methodist Church for five years, then went on to work for Henrico County Public Schools for another 15 years. Ann was also a Sunday school teacher at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church. She was a member of Varina Junior Womens Club as well as Pamunkey River Garden Club.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years, Cecil F. Barnes; children, Rene Barnes Melton (Randy), Troy Barnes (Tammy Johnston), Denise Barnes (Garry King); grandchildren, Chad Melton, Blake Melton, Travis Ward, Cooper Ward; and great granddaughter, August Melton.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23231. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, in Washington Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

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Jane Marie

September 7, 2020

"Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street. She's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well. She's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow; she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She's the place you came from your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you not time, not space... not even death."
- UNKNOWN
Prayers for Cecil, Troy, Rene, Denise in these difficult times. My condolences.🙏 Jane

Judy Ebbecke

August 15, 2020

Ann's parents and mine were friends. When we came down to Virginia from Philadelphia, PA for a visit (about 1955-56) we became friends. We were pen pals since. I am so sorry for Ann's passing. I will miss our notes. Sincere wishes to her family and hope that your good memories sustain you.
Love, Judy Ebbecke

Jackie Batkins

August 14, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Ann was kind and helpful to me when I worked at Varina High School, and she was in charge of ISS. I enjoyed chatting with her; she would often tell stories about her family and trips you'd taken together. She also cared a lot about the students with whom she worked. I remember that she had a stack of Guidepost magazines that she would share with kids that needed something to read and she used that as an inroad for comfort and connection with them. I hope special memories help ease the pain at this difficult time. Thinking of you.

Jane Bland

August 12, 2020

Jim and I want to send our deepest sympathy to a dear family @ the loss of your sweet wife and mom. Didn't get to see you much, but you all were very special to us. Please know our love and prayers are with you all. Jim and Jane Bland

Becky Pass

August 9, 2020

I am blessed to have had Ann in my life for over 60 years. I have many special personal memories.

We grew up in the same South Richmond neighborhood and attended John Marshall High School. Later, after we both had 2 small children (before Denise), I moved into her neighborhood in Varina. She was the first neighbor to show up to welcome us to Bartlett Road—she brought cookies naturally. We became best friends, solving many world problems while drinking coffee and chasing children.

Ann impressed me with her strength, her character, her presence, and of course her personality. Ann’s special gift was listening—she was willing to share her wisdom without being judgmental.

I am grateful and fortunate beyond words to have so many “Ann memories” to cherish. Rest in peace my dear friend. Cecil, Renee, Troy and Denise will all be in my prayers.

DHShuler, HRSPA Rep

August 9, 2020

The members of Henrico Retired School Personnel Association extend their condolences to the family of Ann Barnes. We also send appreciation for her years of service to students and staff and for her membership in HRSPA.

Leta and George Farrar

August 8, 2020

Cecil and family may God bless u all and walk with u each day thru your days of sadness. Leta and George Farrar

Gerald and Lois Wilcox

August 7, 2020

So sorry to get the news about
Ann. Our prayers are with you
Cecil and family.
Gerald and Lois

Gerrie Cairns

August 6, 2020

Ann was my sister from a different mister!! We went to high school together and I met my husband thru Ann. We have shared a million memories with our children growing up together. Our many vacations together will always be a wonderful memory. Ann was one of the most caring and passionate people you would ever know. I loved her and will have a hole in my ❤️.

sandra seelmann

August 6, 2020

Ann & Cecil were Donald's & my first VARINA neighbors on Bartlett Rd. Renee and Kim were babies; Ann and I would babysit back and forth. Through the years , we'd run into each other; She called me about 2-3 months ago to talk about one of Bartlett Rd. neighbors. Sweet, soft-spoken lady who loved Cecil dearly and doated on her 3 children; So proud of each of them. God has surely taken in an angel from here on earth; Donald & I send our love and prayers to Cecil and her loving family. Sandra & Donald Seelmann

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