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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

902 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA

OBITUARY

Hattie Rhenette Davis Barnes

November 23, 1920May 28, 2019

Sunrise: November 23, 1920 Sunset: May 28, 2019

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God. (Galations 2:20)

Hattie Davis Barnes passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. She was born November 23, 1920 in Brookhaven, Mississippi to her loving parents Seth Davis and Hattie Bell Lambright Davis.

She attended Alexander High School in Brookhaven, and attended Tougaloo College in Jackson, MI for two years. She convinced her father to go live with her brother in Yakima, with the goal of attending the University of Washington. Unfortunately, she arrived in Yakima too late to begin the school year. During her working years, she attended Yakima Business College for a number of courses.

She married the love of her life Sanford Barnes in 1942. They met in Yakima through her brother Sherman, who was his teammate while both were traveling playing baseball in the Negro League. Sanford preceded her in death in 2000.

Hattie was a very active member of the Masonic Eastern Star in the Yakima area and Northwest Region for over 50 years, rising to role of Grand Worthy Matron for the Northwest Region. She traveled the globe along with her husband, Sanford Barnes, to places such as Japan, Australia, Canada and Israel. She took pride in the organizations mission at heart ‘to provide for the welfare of the wives, daughters, mothers, widows, sisters, and other relatives of Master Masons and is devoted to religious, charitable, and educational purposes’. She supported her late husband Sanford Barnes when he was voted as the Lion District Director for Washington/Idaho region. She also held the title of Lioness, a distinguished position. The family, along with their sons, Dean and David, were members of the Terrace Heights Presbyterian Church in Yakima since settling in Terrace Heights in 1955. As active members of the church both she and Dad Barnes held positions as a Trustee and Deacon. They also sang in the choir.

Those left to cherish her memory are as follows: her younger sister Ms. Catherine Davis Rance of Joliet, IL; followed by her daughter Yolanda George, sons Dean Barnes and David Barnes; her grandchildren: James George, Gregory George, Camila George, Felicia Reels, Adrianna Petty, Rhonda Quintanilla, Jason Barnes, and Lynnci Barnes; great grandchildren: Elijah George, Kali George, Marley George, Maya George, Zachery George, Ian George, Logan Reels, Isaiah Reels, Jordan Petty, and Jacob Petty; also included, by marriage of Adrianna and Jerry Petty, are NiRae, NyShae, Jerry Jr, and Jaylen Petty; her loving nieces and nephews, Glenda (Patrick) Lee Bigham McGlashan, Eileen Banks, Andre Bigham, Shawn Bigham, Kirby Bigham, Timothy Bigham, Elaine (Davis) King, Mark Davis, Melvin Smith, Pauline Fletcher, Ramona Faye Davis, Sandra Gail Davis, Timothy Davis, Major Walker and Ruby Walker.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Seth and Hattie Bell Davis, and 11 siblings: Seth E. Davis, Josephine (Josie) Lee Davis, Sedora Ruby Davis, Edward Sherman Davis, Frances Jeanette Davis, Wilbur Clifton Davis, James Albert Davis, Catherine Davis, Eula Elaine Davis, Lawrence Burnell Davis, Marion Leora Davis (Bigham).

Saturday, June 8, 2019: Burial Services will be held at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, 3001 Terrace Heights Drive, Yakima, Washington 98901 at 11:00 am.

Celebration of life services will take place at Rainier Memorial Center, 2807 Terrace Heights Drive, Yakima, Washington 98901 at 12 noon.

In lieu of flowers, financial donations can be sent to: Calvin Presbyterian Church 18826 3rd Ave. NW Shoreline, Washington 98177 OR ONLINE: CALVINPC.ORG (please indicate on behalf of Mrs. Hattie Davis Barnes)

  • FAMILY

  • Hattie is survived by her younger sister Ms. Catherine Davis Rance of Joliet, IL; followed by her daughter Yolanda George, sons Dean Barnes and David Barnes; her grandchildren: James George, Gregory George, Camila George, Felicia Reels, Adrianna Petty, Rhonda Quintanilla, Jason Barnes, and Lynnci Barnes; great grandchildren: Elijah George, Kali George, Marley George, Maya George, Zachery George, Ian George, Logan Reels, Isaiah Reels, Jordan Petty, and Jacob Petty; also included, by marriage of Adrianna and Jerry Petty, are NiRae, NyShae, Jerry Jr, and Jaylen Petty; her loving nieces and nephews, Glenda (Patrick) Lee Bigham McGlashan, Eileen Banks, Andre Bigham, Shawn Bigham, Kirby Bigham, Timothy Bigham, Elaine (Davis) King, Mark Davis, Melvin Smith, Pauline Fletcher, Ramona Faye Davis, Sandra Gail Davis, Timothy Davis, Major Walker and Ruby Walker.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Seth and Hattie Bell Davis, and 11 siblings: Seth E. Davis, Josephine (Josie) Lee Davis, Sedora Ruby Davis, Edward Sherman Davis, Frances Jeanette Davis, Wilbur Clifton Davis, James Albert Davis, Catherine Davis, Eula Elaine Davis, Lawrence Burnell Davis, Marion Leora Davis (Bigham).

Services

  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 8, 2019

Memories

Hattie Rhenette Davis Barnes

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Estrada Colon

June 8, 2019

Mrs. Barnes was a 2nd mother to me for many years. She has always been a light of joy and embraced life living it to the fullest. She has loved my children Adrianna and Felicia unconditionally. I will miss her weekly calls of just saying hello and always ending in “have a blessed day”. Prayers of peace to the rest of the family. She will be missed but not forgotten!

David Rippee

June 6, 2019

So Sorry, nothing but good memories from back in the day when we were children. Our mothers would always visit during baseball games and at JC Penneys.

Condolences to all of the Barnes family

FROM THE FAMILY
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