Louise Lucille Barnes, a beloved member of the Fort Worth community, passed away on October 27, 2023. She was born on December 2, 1930, in Childress, Texas to her loving parents Lucille and Percy Diggs. Louise was an exceptional individual who led a remarkable life that touched the hearts of many.
Louise dedicated over 10 years of her life to the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), where she made a significant impact. Her commitment and passion for education earned her several recognitions from the school board. Aside from her work in education, Louise also served in health and human services, using her skills and knowledge to help those in need. Additionally, she selflessly volunteered with the Fort Worth Police Department, showcasing her unwavering dedication to making her community a better place.
Louise's educational journey began at J.J. Rhoad High School, where she laid the foundation for a lifetime of learning and growth. Her thirst for knowledge was evident throughout her life as she continuously sought opportunities for personal and intellectual development.
Kind and welcoming by nature, Louise had a warm presence that made everyone feel at ease in her company. Her genuine care for others extended beyond her professional life and into her personal relationships as well. Louise was an active member of St. John Baptist Church before joining Stranger Rest Baptist Church under the leadership of R.W. West in Fort Worth. She found solace and strength in her faith, embracing the teachings of her church community.
Louise's legacy is best illustrated through the love and impact she imparted on those closest to her. She shared a beautiful journey alongside Otis S. Barnes as his devoted wife until his passing. Together they built a life filled with love and cherished memories.
Louise was also a caring mother to her four children: Lamesa Thomas (R.C.), Genetta Miller, Otis C. Barnes, and Arema Barnes. Her children were a source of pride and joy in her life. Louise's nurturing spirit was also extended to her grandchildren: Lee Otis and Gabby Barnes, Tiffany Clayton, Jerry Clayton, Marquita Wilson, Bobby Smith, and Donovan Spelling. The love between Louise and her fourteen great grandchildren - Joshua Franklin, Jada Barnes, Brielle Smith, Jalen Clayton, Alexandria Jefferson, Jarrius Clayton, Jorden Jefferson, Samaria Jefferson, Jeslyn Clayton, Leighasia Franklin, Kingston Smith, and Royal Smith, Mia Lorin McGlothlin, Aubrey Della Rose McGlothlin - was immeasurable.
Louise also held her dear friend Peggy Lane close to her heart. Their bond served as a testament to the power of friendship and the importance of supporting one another through life's journey.
A funeral service will be held to honor and celebrate the wonderful life of Louise Lucille Barnes on November 3, 2023, at Skyvue Funeral home at 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd. MansMansfield Tx, 76063. The service will commence at 12:00 PM followed by a burial ceremony at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield at 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd., Mansfield, TX 76063.
Louise Lucille Barnes will forever be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and unwavering dedication to her community. Her impact on the lives she touched will continue to inspire all who knew her. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable woman, let us also celebrate the life she lived—a life filled with love, compassion, and selflessness.
Special thanks to Legend Hospice and Nurse Jennifer and her volunteer Miss Suzanne; a special thank you to her niece in Amarillo, Texas; Virginia D. for inspiration encouragement and whatever she stood in need of.
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