Sharon Barnard

December 18, 1962March 28, 2018

Sharon Barnard, born December 18, 1962, formerly of Long Beach, MS, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday March 28, 2018 in Ridgeland MS. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Reaux, her brother Louis Reaux Jr., and sister Tina Reaux. She is a graduate of Long Beach High School Class of 1980 and attended MS Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport. She was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi in Madison, MS. She is lovingly survived by her childhood sweetheart, soulmate and husband of 36 years, John W. Barnard, Nicole Hayman; daughter, Lauren Barnard; daughter, Michael Barnard; son, Olivia Barnard; daughter-in-law, Lisa Jamil; sister, and Tim Jamil; brother-in-law. She was a very loving and remarkable “GiGi” to three grandchildren; Brody Hayman, Grayson Barnard and Kinsley Barnard. Her family, extended family, and friends will forever remember her as a selfless and giving person, always putting other’s needs before her own. She enjoyed traveling, beach vacations and spending time with her family. She enjoyed reading, gardening and home decorating. Funeral services include Visitation at St. Francis of Assisi located 4000 W. Tidewater Lane in Madison, MS on Monday April 2, 2018 from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with Mass beginning at noon. Burial will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery located at 1161 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland MS.


  • John Barnard, Husband
  • Nicole Hayman, Daughter
  • Lauren Barnard, Daughter
  • Michael and wife Olivia Barnard, Son
  • Brody Hayman, Grandson
  • Grayson Barnard, Grandson
  • Kinsley Barnard, Granddaughter
  • Lisa and husband Tim Jamil, Sister

  • Mike White
  • Scott Tucker
  • Tim Jamil
  • Sells Newman
  • Ray Makamson
  • Maury Breazeale


  • Visitation Monday, April 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 2, 2018

Sharon Barnard

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Joe Werling

April 27, 2018

My sympathies to John, their children and extended family and friends. I became acquainted with Sharon and her family through Sharon's sister Lisa, during our college years in the 90's, baby sitting the kids on occasion. I recall Sharon being nothing but pleasant, warm, and funny. Her influence and legacy will not disappear with her death- take some comfort in that truth.

Lenny Waguespack

March 31, 2018

John and family,
Our prayers and sincere thoughts of sympathy are with all of you during this time of great loss. May our risen Lord be with all of you for comfort and strength as you discern and escort Sharon to her final resting place.

Kathy Elias

March 30, 2018

I talked to Sharon on Tuesday. She was so concerned about Lauren finding a rental. Such a great Mom. She sent me a text by mistake and called me to apologize. I told her no worries. That Sharon White and my family always laughed at my mistakes on text. I feel so blessed that I got to talk to her. My heart is breaking for her sweet family and I feel so blessed to have known her. Please know our family is praying so hard for your sweet family.

Brenda Batey

March 30, 2018

Sharon had a beautiful smile and great sense of humor. She had a multitude of family & friends whom she loved and supported devotedly, as well. John and her children and grandchildren, and sister, Lisa, were her dearest loves. God bless all left to praise her name, knowing that everyone who knew Sharon has lost a dear heart.