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Jessie Anthony Barnes, Sr.


Sunrise: September 23, 1955

Sunset: September 27, 2023

Jessie A. Barnes, Sr. affectionately known as “Buddy” was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.  Jessie was born on September 23, 1955 to the late Jesse Barnes, Jr. and Ernestine Fenner Barnes. He graduated from Cradock High School in the class of 1973.  Immediately upon graduation, Jessie enrolled in the apprenticeship program at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia.  While employed as a shipfitter and inspector, Jessie was able to travel and work in many shipyards throughout the United States, retiring in 2010 after 37 years of dedicated service.

Jessie was an avid and enthusiastic Dallas Cowboys Fans.  He was involved in the community in which he resided.  He was a member of the Olympian Sports Club, a charter member of the Boondock Social Club, Charles Peete Little League and Eastern Officials Association Baseball Umpires. 

Jessie was predeceased by his parents, Jesse and Ernestine Barnes, and his daughter, Jennifer A. Barnes.  His  memories will always be cherished by his children, Jesse A. Barnes of Charlottesville, VA and Jessica A. Barnes-Hill (Akinshe) of Chesapeake, VA; sisters, Mary L. Berry, Kill Devil Hills, NC, Jacqueline Barnes, Portsmouth, VA and Toxie Barnes, Suffolk, VA; grandchildren, India Barnes, Tyus Shelton, Bryn Shelton-Barnes,  Theo Shelton-Barnes and Amiri Jordan.  Also left to cherish his memories are his nieces and nephew, Danita Bryant, Delmarene Barnes and Ronald Ricks, Jr, along with a great niece and great nephew, other relatives and friends A special thank you to Karen Pope, his caregiver.

Viewing Thursday, October 5, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH LIVE ONLINE Friday, October 6, 2023 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel

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    Sandra L Law says

    To Delamarene (Kippy), Ms Jackie and Family:
    So sorry to learn of Buddy’s passing, my condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow.

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      Kippy Barnes says

      My Uncle Buddy was very special to me. He was my only uncle and he was there when I needed him. Very quiet man with a loving heart. I am going to miss my Uncle Buddy phone calls and conversations . ❤

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    Kippy Barnes says

    My Uncle Buddy was very special to me. He was my only uncle and he was there when I needed him. Very quiet man with a loving heart. I am going to miss my Uncle Buddy phone calls and conversations . ❤

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    Kippy Barnes says

    My Uncle Buddy was very special to me. He was my only uncle and he was there when I needed him. Very quiet man with a loving heart. I am going to miss my Uncle Buddy phone calls and conversations . ❤

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    Kippy says

    My Uncle Buddy was very special to me. He was my only uncle and he was there when I needed him. Very quiet man with a loving heart. I am going to miss my Uncle Buddy phone calls and conversations . ❤

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    Rev. Danny L. Boyd says

    Jessie and I worked together several years in the inspection code. We got to travel as well as install his home plumbing for his hot tub, remembering I thought it should have been outside. To God be the glory. Our condolences and prayers to the family.

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    Thomas Krava says

    Worked with Jessie in the inspection code. Easy going man and a pleasure to be around. Prayers to the family.

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    Michelle Glasper says

    To the Barnes Family,
    Toxi, Mary and the Barnes Family,
    We are sending our love and prayers to the family. Jessie was a good guy, loved to help people,a good friend. Please know we care.
    The Burks Family

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    E.LORETTA MILLER says

    To theBarnes Family..Toxie, I Send my Sincere Condolences. Believe!!Earths Loss is,HEAVENS’ GAIN..SWEET REST IN JESUS..
    COMFORT,LOVE,PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY!
    E.Loretta Miller

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    Charles Williams says

    To my friend Jesse may you rest in peace brother, I’m so happy that we got to talk and laugh before you was called home,.. can’t wait to see you again brother

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