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Rosa B. Barnes, 85 passed away peacefully at her home on Monday. She was retired from JCPS system and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jesse Barnes; two brothers, Jesse Charles and William Lee Duncan; three sisters, Ruth Mae, Margaret Elizabeth, and Ophelia Juanita Gray. Survivors her children, Rev. Sharon Payne, Christina Williams, Jaymes Barnes (Kecia), and William Barnes (Tammy); two grandsons, Gregory and Duncan Barnes; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special caregiver Karen Buckner and her associates and friends. Visitation 3-5 Sunday at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road.  Private funeral and burial at New Albany Veteran Cemetery.

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  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ W.T. Shumake & Daughters FH
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    LOVE YOU ALWAYS
    ~ William and Tammy Barnes   LOUISVILLE, KY
  • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    May God bring comfort to all who love this precious mother of wonderful children.
    ~ Mazie Railey   Louisville, KY
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    Mom, Your precious memories will forever linger in my heart
    ~ Sharon Payne
  • Monday, April 15, 2019
    To my dearest relatives in Kentucky and cousin in California I gratefully say I LOVE YOU ALL. Aunt Rosa the last of the sisters to go home to the LORD is a courageous and HONEST soul. All of the Duncan girls wore that FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. Aunt Rosa brought up a lovely family and we should remember she lives in all of us. The scripture points out that “to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD”. So, I will naturally mourn my Aunts transition, YET will quickly move into the season, where I say “her job was finished” thus now she shall receive her crowns of righteousness from OUR LORD and savior. I truly am blessed to have an AUNT named ROSIE BARNES. GOD BLESS ALL IN THE FAMILY.
    ~ Sinclair Holly   Washington, DC
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez