OBITUARY

Phillip Ray Barnes

August 30, 1948September 28, 2020
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Phillip Ray Barnes, affectionately known as “Lil Ray” was born on August 30, 1948 in Wilson County, NC to the late Ella Ruth Barnes-Gray.

On Monday, September 28th, 2020, God in his infallible wisdom called Phillip from labor to enter into Eternal Rest.

Phillip received his early childhood education in the public school system of Rocky Mount, NC. Phillip left Rocky Mount and moved to NY in the mid-60s. He worked in a kitchen, he then moved to Long Island and he drove sanitation trucks. He was a truck driver at heart, and he collected many Ford Thunderbirds.

After working many years, five years ago he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. There he started driving sand trucks. No matter what Phillip did in life, he always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone. He had so much love in his heart.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife Kim Barnes; his brother, Robert Barnes; his sons, Timmy Barnes, Phillip Ray Barnes, Jr., and Kenneth Daniels; Daughters, Tara Ryan and Trugina Hyatt; Step-son, Sean Godfrey; Step-daughters, April Davis, Lisa Edwards and Nicole Godfrey. Phillip is also survived by several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.

  • FAMILY

  • Kim Barnes, Wife
  • Robert Barnes, Brother
  • Timmy Barnes, Son
  • Phillip Ray Barnes, Jr., Son
  • Kenneth Daniels, Son
  • Tara Ryan, Daughter
  • Trugina Hyatt, Daughter
  • Sean Godfrey, Stepson
  • April Davis, Stepdaughter
  • Lisa Edwards, Stepdaughter
  • Nicole Godfrey, Stepdaughter
  • Mr. Barnes is also survived by several grandchildren andgreat grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

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Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, October 2, 2020

Memories

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Diana Carrion

October 15, 2020

Mr Ray, you have and always will be a part of our heart. Always selfless putting others before your self. Soothing those who came to you for guidance. You are a kindred spirit. We are truly blessed and honored to have known you our dear friend. With admiration and love. Diana and Mike.

Diana Carrion

October 15, 2020

Mr Ray, you have and always will be a part of our heart. Always selfless putting others before your self. Soothing those who came to you for guidance. You are a kindred spirit. We are truly blessed and honored to have known you our dear friend. With admiration and love. Diana and Mike.

Venise Brown Taylor

October 11, 2020

God has another Angel in Heaven...No one except my Mom, could give hugs like Ray. You always knew he was glad to see you. If you needed anything, he'd fine a way to help. He touched so many lives and will always be missed.

Felicia Brown

October 4, 2020

Ray was a very loving and caring brother in law... when I had my first daughter he would bring over diapers and make sure his niece and me were good always!!!

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Biography

August 30, 1948 in Wilson County, NC to the late Ella Ruth Barnes-Gray.

On Monday, September 28th, 2020, God in his infallible wisdom called Phillip from labor to enter into Eternal Rest.
Phillip received his early childhood education in the public school system of Rocky Mount, NC. Phillip left Rocky Mount and moved to NY in the mid-60s. He worked in a kitchen, he then moved to Long Island and he drove sanitation trucks. He was a truck driver at heart, and he collected many Ford Thunderbirds.

After working many years, five years ago he moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. There he started driving sand trucks. No matter what Phillip did in life, he always had a smile on his face and was willing to help anyone. He had so much love in his heart.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife Kim Barnes; his brother, Robert Barnes; his sons, Timmy Barnes, Phillip Ray Barnes, Jr., and Kenneth Daniels; Daughters, Tara Ryan and Trugina Hyatt; Step-son; Sean Godfrey; Step-daughters, April Davis, Lisa Edwards and Nicole Godfrey; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives.

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