Barbara McGee Barnes

October 1, 1940 - June 25, 2019

10/01/1940 - 06/25/2019

Past Services

Friday June 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday June 29, 2019
10:00 am
Hillcrest Cemetery
2517 NC Highway 45 N
Colerain, NC 27924

COLERAIN, NC – Barbara McGee Barnes, age 78, passed away on June 25, 2019 at the DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mrs. Barnes was born on October 1, 1940 to William and Geneva Perry McGee in Norfolk, VA. Barbara graduated from Norview High School. She worked with the City of Norfolk for many years in many different capacities until retiring in 2001. Barbara and her family moved to Colerain to enjoy the beautiful Chowan River. She was an active and devoted member of Brantley’s Grove Baptist Church. Barbara loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend that will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harrell Alton Barnes, Jr., and grandson, Theron Michael Chlomoudis.


Barbara is survived by her son, Asa Barnes and friend Trish of Williamston, NC; her daughter, Geannine Barnes Chlomoudis and husband Michael of Murfreesboro, NC; four grandsons, William Bradley Barnes, Robert Blake Barnes, Britten Harrison Barnes, along with their mother Marie Barnes, and Alton Gage Chlomoudis; one granddaughter, Marylyn Avery Chlomoudis; one great-grandson, Maddox Neil Barnes; a brother-in-law, Leon Barnes; and two sisters-in-law, Joyce Britt, and Linda Barnes; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday, June 28, 2019, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life graveside service will be Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 10:00 am at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Colerain, NC, with Rev Jimmy Ward, officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Barnes family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Shirl Minton
4 years ago

Prayers for your family.

Kathy Turner
4 years ago

Praying for your family

Mary Hudgens
4 years ago

Condolences and Prayers to you your family.

Olbi, Jason and Children ( Kevin and Seth) Our deeplest condolences. Our Thoughts and prayers are to all of the family.
4 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Our deepest condolences.

Ray Coltrain
4 years ago

Our hearts go out to the family of Ms. Barbara sending you all love and prayers.
I’m sure she is with her heavenly family let this bring you peace.She will be forever missed but forever with us in our hearts.
Love and Prayers be with you.

Jennifer Cuthriell
4 years ago

Thoughts and prayers to you Asa and Geannine. I know she is happily surrounded by your dad and Theron. I have so many memories of your mom over the years. I loved my time I spent down at the river ofcourse. I am very thankful she had an amazing daughter that I call my best friend! Hugs and prayers to the entire family.