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Friday, April 20, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
2:00 P.M.
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church
2606 W. Grace Street

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33610


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04/19/2018 11:11 AM



Mrs. Gloria Jean Watkins Barnes of Tampa departed this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home.  Homegoing services will be held Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt, Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, 2606 W. Grace Street with Pastor T. D. Leonard, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Barnes was born on January 24, 1948 in Tampa, Florida.  She was a graduate of Howard W. Blake High School, Class of 1967.  She was employed by the School District of Hillsborough County, Food Services for 29 years.  She retired on July 19th, 2000 due to health reasons.   She was a devoted member of Mt. Tabor M. B. Church where she dutifully served with the Ushers Ministry # 2 and Senior Women Mission Ministry.  Her love for God and His word was evident in her life as she faithfully attended Sunday School, Bible Study and Baptist Training Union.  Gloria was also a member of the Neighborhood Crime Watch Committee in her community.

Mrs. Barnes was a devoted wife, mother, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Watkins and Willie Elizabeth Watkins; husband, Ronald Barnes; son, Donald Barnes and God-mother, Marie Arnold.

She leaves to cherish her memories: one son, John Powell; special cousins, Debra Woodard of Las Vegas, NV and Loletia Flowers of Tampa, Florida; sister-in-law, Rosetta Barnes; two nieces, Anna Barnes of Tampa, FL and Arthenia Barnes of Orlando, FL; nephew, Adolphus Barnes; a special God-daughter, Juana Mathis of Jacksonville, FL; a life-long friend, Katherine Johnson; her Mt. Tabor M. B. church family; and a  host of other sorrowing relatives and friends.

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, April 20 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.

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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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