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Betty Barnes (Lansing)
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Obituary for Betty Barnes (Lansing)

Mrs. Betty Barnes passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 at McLaren Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Age 70 years. She was born June 15, 1947 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas to her parents, the late William and Alendean Booker Smith. She was the fourth of nine children.

Betty attend Penke High School in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She moved to Michigan in 1966. Betty met and married Melvin Barnes and to this union one child was born. She worked for Crowne Plaza for 29 years.

She leaves to embrace her memories her husband, Melvin Barnes, Jr.; sons, Anthony L. (Kriste) Duncan, Anthony Fortner, Jr.; daughter, Corsica Lyons; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, special daughters, Marsha (DeShon) Leek, Gloria Gonzales; Joann Spencer Taylor, Marcella Rosaro, Densay Parker, Tenna McHamare, Diaz Terry and Brenda Polocuz; son-in-law, Anthony (Christa) Fortner, Sr., brother, William Smith, Jr., Hot Springs, Arkansas; five sisters, Mary (Lee) Wiley;, Radcliff, Kentucky, Gloria Davis, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, Bertha (James) Hursey, Lansing, Michigan, Virginia Johnson, Arkadelphia, Arkansas and Wilma (Phenoid) McClure, Curtis, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Robert Barnes, Wadell, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Johnnie B. Johnson and Joyce Barnes both of Chicago, Illinois; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Shanette Barnes; brother, Donald Smith; Sister, Patricia Smith and nephew, Randy L. Davis.


Previous Events

Family Hour

Tuesday

17

Apr

10:00 AM
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church

1001 Dakin Street
Lansing, Michigan 48912

Funeral Service

Tuesday

17

Apr

11:00 AM
Faith Fellowship Baptist Church

1001 Dakin Street
Lansing, Michigan 48912

Pastor James Hursey, Officiating

Cemetery Details

Location

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

4444 Grand River Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48906

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