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Christian A. Barnes


Sunrise: October 6, 2007

Sunset: May 29, 2021
Christian Aniyah Barnes, age 13 passed away at her home in Suffolk, VA on Saturday, May 29, 2021. She was born on October 6, 2007 in Portsmouth, VA.
Christian touched the lives of so many; our beloved shining, happy girl, the light of our lives and the star of our hearts, leaves us smiling through our tears.
Christian loved Spiderman.  She also loved collecting small items to carry around with her during the day in her Spiderman bucket.  She will continue to stay with us all through memories that we shared with her.  Christian brought so much love and joy in our lives and to those who were around her.
Christian is survived by her parents, Tana and Antuan Barnes; sisters, Chelsea, Dez and Amber; brother, Chaiz; maternal grandparents, Rev. Darl and Charlene Wilburn; paternal grandmother, Celestine Barnes; great grandfather, William Sorrell, Sr. and the late Geraldine Sorrell; Uncles, Antoine Wilburn (Candace), Dominic Wilburn (Edith); aunt, Tracy Cross (Kevin); great aunts, Cynthia Shearin (Ernest), Patrice McLin (Kenny), Barbara Abdrews, Gloria Barnes (Todd), Shirlene Barnes; great uncles, Earl Ricks, Williams Sorrell, Jr. (Lesha), Wade Sorrell (Lisa), James Wilburn (Cynthia), Kevin Wilburn (Kathy) and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.
Surely the sun has become a little dimmer without Christian here to brighten up our lives.
Viewing Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, June 4, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23220 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Felicia Edmonds says

    Prayers for you and your family. Christian will truly be missed. I was her 7th grade teacher even though she was virtual, her supportive mother made sure she knew me by bringing her up to the school. Christian would say to me, “Teacher”. Christian was Blessed she had a supportive mother who cared for her unconditionally. If she could speak to her mother one more time, she would say, Thank you mom for being the BEST MOTHER EVER!!! Do Not cry for me for now I am in the care of Jesus, so don’t worry mom, life has just started for me.
    Ms. Edmonds 7th Grade Teacher
    W.E. Waters Middle School

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    Curtis GUNN says

    Bro Sorrell and family please accept my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. I pray that the good and gracious Lord will keep you in His comforting Spirit.

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    Ms. Hooker says

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Christian will truly be missed.
    In life, we loved you dearly. We love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else will ever fill. ( Victory Elementary School)

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    Nathaniel & Shirley Jackson says

    Mom, Antuan, Celestine and the entire family, we extend our sincere condolences, hugs and prayers to you at this difficult time. May Christian live in your hearts and memories forever until you meet again. Much love,

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    Morgan Dietz says

    Dear Amber, Mr. Barnes and the family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time after the passing of your beautiful daughter Christian.
    She was so loved, I heard Amber speak of her often when we would sit out on the bench at recess and talk. She loved her dearly! The first graders and I are praying for you to feel God’s arms wrap around you and comfort you during this time. We are doing our best to uphold Amber and support her.
    We send our love to each of you.
    We are comforted by the promise that Christian is dancing on streets of Gold, fully restored by God. Love, Mrs. Dietz, Mrs. Philpot & Amber’s classmates

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    Estherine J. Harding says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers to the Barnes, Sorrell. and other family members. May God bless you with his peace, love, and comfort during this very difficult time. I know that your loved one was so very special and will be greatly missed. Look to Jesus, for he will take care of you!

    Estherine J. Harding, HPGWM

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    Leroy Barnes And Family says

    Dear Christian A. Barnes family,

    I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to
    the Barnes family. I was very sad to hear about
    Christian’s passing. We have the greatest respect
    for the Barnes family.

    As you grieve, know that we are remembering your
    family and honoring Christian A. Barnes’s memory.
    Please know that we are praying for your family.

    No pen can write, no tongue can tell
    Our sad and bitter loss,
    But god alone has helped so well
    To bear our heavy cross,
    Till memory fades and life departs
    You will be forever in our hearts.

    Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Leroy Barnes And Family
    Hampton, Virginia

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    Vicky Porter says

    Just finding out a few minutes ago about your Precious Baby . My Prayers go out to all the Family . Praying God will give to Strength to Walk this Journey Love Y’all 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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    Franklin Garner says

    This morning there is a blankness in my mind,
    which is quite unusual for me to find.
    The creative process has all but dried up,
    but then I thought about my buttercup.

    A buttercup comes to mind with a golden glow,
    as though kissed by sunlight for a special show.
    As children, we placed a buttercup under our chin,
    and were amazed by its reflection onto our skin.
    It was said that if a bright yellow glow was seen,
    you preferred butter on your bread to margarine.
    A child’s way of passing a warm summer’s day,
    as you sat on the grass letting time slip away.

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    Denisha Jones -Shackelford says

    To the Barnes Family..
    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. I ask God to Comfort and give you strength.

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    Angie Choate says

    To the Sorrell and Barnes family. While I know your hearts are heavy I pray for your peace and comfort during this time. It’s always hard when we loose a child. Just remember Angels come in all sizes. She now watches over you.

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    Cathy Matthews says

    My prayers are with you. Christian loved life and exploration. She brought joy to many. I loved her and will miss her. Family only good memories are in my heart for her. She will forever be one of my children. God bless you family. Cathy Matthews

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      KIMBERLY HIGGS says

      Was just scrolling through FB and a friend had posted about Christian and it didn’t dawn on me til I had seen a few more pics that I had worked with her when she was in the 2 and 3 year old program ( I was Burton then). I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

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    Cathy Matthews says

    My prayers are with you. Christian loved life and exploration. She brought joy to many. I loved her and will miss her. Family only good memories are in my heart for her. She will forever be one of my children. God bless you family.

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    Cathy Matthews says

    My prayers are with you. Christian loved life and exploration. She brought joy to many. I loved her and will miss her. Family only good memories are in my heart for her. She will forever be one of my children. God bless you family.

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