Turner Funeral Home and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL


Gwendolyn Barnes

August 1, 1938July 18, 2020

Homegoing Service for Mrs. Gwendolyn Barnes

Gwendolyn Barnes of Springhill Florida, wife of the late Bishop Eric Barnes, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18th, 2020.

Sunrise, August 1st, 1938 & Sunset, July 18th, 2020.

She is survived by her children: Earl D. Barnes & Wife, Olphia Barnes; Dell O Barnes Sr. & Wife, Michelle Barnes; Lurine Barnes & Adilee Barnes. Grandchildren: Brandon Barnes, Dell Barnes Jr.; Deodrick Barnes; Dheron Barnes & Destiny Barnes. In addition, her loving sister Josephine Brown, her husband & family & loving brother, Arthur Wilson and family, and brother Alfeous McLean. Also included are a host of Cousins, Nieces, Nephews & Dear Friends.

Homegoing Service & Viewing: August 1st, 2020 at The Church at Brooksville,“Church of God of Prophecy” 15444 Wiscon Road Brooksville, Florida 34601.

PLEASE NOTE: Per CDC requirements, safety measures will be in place. Please wear mask and follow distance rules.

Viewing: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Celebration of life Service begins at 11:00 AM. Service will be Live streamed on Facebook, and Zoom https://us/j/89412946129?pwd=cTNwMUVoNDNjM3hBNkR5SEVzckpZdz09 : Meeting ID 894 1294 6129 Passcode 712254

Interment: Turner Funeral Home & Florida Hills Memorial Gardens (Dignity Memorial) 14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34609.

(Service will be live streamed on Dell O Barnes Sr Facebook page)


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  • BARNES, Gwendolyn

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Gwendolyn Barnes

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Lurine Barnes

August 3, 2020

The Barnes family would like to thank all of our extended family, loved ones, friends, business associates & all caregivers and health agencies for your support during the challenging times that we took care of our Mom.

We would also like to thank you for your condolences, kind words of encouragement, cards and gifts and your attendance (virtual & in-person) to Mom's Celebration of Life service.

Our words of encouragement to you, keep your family and friends close, maintain earnest prayer and continue to support one another. "You never know when you are entertaining an Angel in your midst to guide you through the next stage of your life".

God Bless!

The Barnes Family

LB barnes

August 2, 2020

A special Mothers Day 2018! Take a listen.

Lurine Barnes

August 2, 2020

Our Mom - There's so much to be said about our Mom. Our Special Lady, our One & Only, our "Sugar" as was known by her siblings growing up. Our Warrior - "Prayer Warrior", "Faith Warrior", "Speak Warrior", she speaks and God listened.........how do we know, he answered her prayers. Our "Faith Warrior", always stated " "Rome wasn't built in a day in addition - the "God's Willing" was an added assurance.
Oh yes there is so much to say, because all those specific & various quotes, has a story. Those stories are so much more applicable to a book. Her Legacy story is so much more applicable for a book. For now hers a piece of her world:

Shelly C

August 1, 2020

Mrs Barnes was a customer of mine we all loved her. She always came in with a smile and made us all laugh. Sweet lady, my favorite memory is when she snuck away from her nurse and came to see us then we see her Nurse hiking up our steep drive huffing and Mrs Barnes wasn't even breathing hard. They knew she was safe and probably with us.

Ann Rhoden-Crooks

July 26, 2020

To the Barnes Family

There will never be anyone like our dear Sister Gwendolyn Barnes, we were honored and blessed to know such a special person. She was a prayer warrior, mother of the church and a great friend. We thank you for sharing her through the years with all of us. We can remember the times when our school holidays were spent in fasting and prayer from Tompkins Avenue to Church Avenue.

Those days have inspired us to be better children of God and defenders of the faith. We will always remember the great friendship and fellowship our families share for more than 40 years. Rest in peace mother, friend and spiritual guide. Now you are a beautiful flower in Gods awesome garden. May the Lord continue to bless and comfort your hearts.

Love always,
The Rhoden Family

Elaine (Pat) Francis

July 25, 2020

I have known the Barnes family for as long as I have been in the US. Bishop Barnes was one of the best church leader there ever was and we lived (Duncan's family) always hadca good relationship with the Barnes. Mother Barnes you will be missed and I for one loved you. We needed you here, but God wanted you more. Sleep on Mother Barnes!!


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