Helen Hill Barnes

Helen Hill Barnes

Suffolk, VA
07.02.1929 - 07.10.2019
Birthplace
Sunbury, NC

Helen Hill Barnes, 90, left her earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 10, 2019.  She was born July 2, 1929, in Sunbury, N.C. to Whitmell F. Hill and Berta Parker Hill. 

Helen has been a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Suffolk, VA. She graduated from Sunbury High School with honors – class of 1947.  Being a homemaker, making delicious recipes, and being with her family were some of her greatest joys as well as gardening alongside of her husband. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband, Marvin H. Barnes, Sr., to whom she was married for 72 years.  Helen is also survived by a son, Marvin H. Barnes, Jr. (Vicki) and daughter, Linda Barnes Cheeley (Donnie) along with 4 grandchildren – Aimee Halpin (Rob), Heather Morgan (Michael), Brandon Barnes and Sarah Owens (Steven).  She leaves behind 7 great grandchildren – Caeli, Kelsi, Abigayle, Ethan, Cassidy, Jackson and Isabella. 

A Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11 AM by Rev. Lindsay Poteat and Dr. David Edgell in the R.W. Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434 in Suffolk. Burial will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4 to 5:30 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Fund in her memory.  Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com

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509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Marvin, Sr., Marvin, Jr. And Vicki, and the rest of the family, We were so very sorry to hear of Helen,s death. I will always remember her as a dear, sweet and caring person. She was always interested in how I was doing whenever I would see her. A person so devoted to her family and a wonderful Christian lady. She was such an attractive person and although little in statue, she had a big heart and cared deeply for everyone. Hold fast to your precious memories of her. You all are certainly in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate her life well lived on this earth, remembering we,ll see her again in heaven.

Joan Fowler Minter & Johnny Minter

SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LOSS OF HELEN. SHE WAS SUCH A SWEET PERSON. SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW HOW THE FAMILY WAS DOING. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. JEAN

JEAN R. PERRY

Dear Marvin Sr. & family,
So sad we lost Helen after she was recovering from stroke so well before fall ! She was the sweetest lady and one of my favorite Aunt's ! Dad said you sure married a Christian soulmate when you married Helen ! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family @ this difficult time ! God bless you all !
Sincerely, Melissa G.Butler & Steve H.Butler

MELISSA G BUTLER

What a blessing you all have been to the Poteat family! You loved our parents, and they loved you. When Dad died, you were so good to Mom. When Mom died and we had returned to FBC, you all became dear friends to us. We shared so many wonderful times together in Bible studies and church. We will miss Helen, and we promise to pray for you as you make the difficult adjustments to life without your Sweetheart.

Lindsay & Barbara Poteat

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