Nellie Mae Barnes
April 25, 1934 – April 20, 2020
Nellie Mae Washington Barnes, 85, of New Orleans, died April 20, 2020, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.
Born April 25, 1934, in Walthall County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Washington and Elizabeth Ellzey Washington.
While growing up she joined St. Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until she met Johhny D. Barnes.
On August 9, 2952, Johnny D and she were married, and they relocated to New Orleans. They were married for 65 years and raised two daughter, Bobby Guidry and Rosa Sleeper.
While residing in New Orleans she joined Pinegrove New Generation Baptist Church where she served as a mother of the church until her health declined.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Johnny D Barnes; five brothers, J.W., Samuel Jr., George, James and William Washington; six sisters, Edrena Barnes, Bernice Magee, Alma Brister, Gloria Barnes, Aniie Rose Moses, and Nadean Barnes.
Survivors are her two daughters, Bobby Guidry and Rosa Sleeper (Carl); five grandchildren: Calvin (Nicole) Guidry, Terrance Guidry, Aaron Sleeper, David Sleeper, and Jermaine Sleeper; 12 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters: Ora Lee Barnes of Houston, TX, and Elizabeth Smith of Magnolia.
A graveside service was May 2, 2020, at St. Chapel MBC Cemetery with Eld. Juanita Fletcher rendering the eulogy, interment was in the St. Chapel MBC Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert E. Barnes, Vernon T. Barnes, Edwin Brumfield, Vernon B. Barnes, Reedy Cowart and Artis Ulmer Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Guidry Jr., David Sleeper, Carl Raymond, Terrance Guidry, Aaron Sleeper and Jermaine Sleeper.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.