John M Barnes
  • 27 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 23, 1973
  • Place of birth:
    Carthage, Missouri, United States
  • Date of passing: May 26, 2001
  • Place of passing:
    Long Beach, Mississippi, United States
Let the memory of John be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one,
John Michael Barnes, 27, born on October 23, 1973 in Carthage, Missouri 
and passed away on May 26, 2001 in Long Beach, Mississippi 
We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 23rd October 2016

"Happy Birthday my sweet baby boy I sure do miss you... I can't believe your 43 years old today, seems like only yesterday you were just a youngster an I was changing your diaper an wiping your nose...You grew up so fast then you were gone...I know we will reunite again one day an it will be a glorious day in heaven , just keep the door open an wait for me my sweet 'Angel' I Love You
RIP ...10/23/73...05/26/01
John Michael Barnes"

This tribute was added by Tony Barnes on 23rd October 2016

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BROTHER!!! It's hard to believe that time has gone so fast.  I just turned 48 and here you are turning 43 today.  I just want you to know how much I miss you and wish I could see you and just tell you how much I love you!  In time, we will see each other again.  Until that day, I want you to know that there isn't a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about you and wonder what life would be like if you was here.  Rest in peace baby brother.  I love you John Michael Barnes."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 24th September 2016

"Someone's birthday is coming soon can you guess ? You guessed it right son.. Its Ashtons he will be 16 ....WoW ! Can you believe it ?  Boy
how time buzzes by ...I can't believe it seen like only yesterday he was just a little tot..Now he is all grown up , an probably driving a car.. He should have a car of his own with all the money you give him every month, if his mom puts it in
a account for him..He looks so much like you son, I hope he never forgets you son , Cause I know how much you loved him John...
Now I want to wish Ashton a Happy Birthday from all of us including his dad
John Michael....
John would have loved to be able to say that to his son , cause he loved him
very much..."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 16th September 2016

"Last night I had a dream about my grandson it was so real.. We was all there together he was having fun an he had his arms around me. Told his mom he wanted to go home with his nana. I told him int time she would let him come see us.. He didn't want to let go ani. I didn't want to leave him, but in time it would work out.. I woke up crying..I love him so much there isn't anything I wouldn't do for him..God please help me be able to see my grandson..
I will love him forever...
May his dad rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 24th July 2016

"came across a picture of you and I today,
the tears just started falling,  but I couldn't turn away..
I closed my eyes an I was there, that day so long ago..
I saw your eyes still shining bright, alive an so aglow.
I'd swear I heard your laughter, as I gazed upon your face..
That golden an contagious sound,that nothing can replace..
It brought back such sweet memories, of how life used to be..
Each picture is now a time machine, that brings you back to me..

R I P  My Angel
10/23/73     5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Kim Barnes on 26th May 2016

"I can remember all the times we spent together. One time that I can think of right now is when Lennox got loose out of your back yard and the cops picked him up. I remember you were so mad at him and spanked him. Then dropped down to your knees and loved all over him cause you just couldn't stay mad. You always had a kind heart. One day we will meet again brother. Until that day comes I will always keep the memories we shared close to my heart! I love you!"

This tribute was added by Tony Barnes on 26th May 2016

"Today marks the 15th anniversary of the loss of my baby brother.  Hard to believe it has been 15 years that you have been gone.  I think about you every day and miss you so much!!  You were my best friend and baby brother.  You will forever live in my heart.
I wish you could be here to see how happy I am. I have found the love of my life, Rickey Patterson.  We got engaged on Christmas morning and I am so looking forward to becoming ONE!  He makes me very happy and I know I have found what I have been searching for all my life.  
I love you John and will be seeing you again one day.  

Your brother,
Tony"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 26th May 2016

"Hi baby...didn't want the day to pass without talking to you.
I miss you so very much, how I wish you were here, I can't believe its been this long, seems like it was only yesterday.. 15 years is a long time to be with out you, I know one day I will see you again, just please wait for me... I love you so much..

R I P  10/23/73.   5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 24th May 2016

"I dreamed last night you held my hand
but woke and you weren't there
and as the teardrops filled my eyes
your presence filled the air.
I tried again to reach for you
but found you to far away
so I began to cry again
waiting for the day.
When I see you once again
I know just what I'll do
I'll gently grab you by the hand
To make my dream come true..

R I P 10/23/73..5/26/01
My Beautiful Angel
John Michael Barnes"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 8th May 2016

"I am a griever,
That doesn't mean I have a disease..
It means I miss an Love someone who has died..
Let me grieve at my own pace..
My reality is forever changed..
Do not judge me, nor feel it is your obligation to tell me..
" move on " or " get over it "
Getting over it is not a option..
With time , I will do my best to move forward one step in
front of the other..
They might be baby steps , but it is better than none at all..
When I need you , Just be there...


I have taken a step forward  now...I have went through Ashton's toys an  kept some of them an given the rest to children who need them, they were like new, even his books I have given to my nephew's little boy..Yes it hurt , but Ashton is still in my heart.."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 16th January 2016

"When my world falls down around me, and the ground is sinking sand.
when peace can't be found on this earth, I reach out for your hand.
when your hand wraps round my own, a strength pours from your soul.
it brings to me a quiet calm, til once again I'm whole.
a peace beyond all reason, a rest there in your touch.
Something in your quiet words,my heart yearns for so much.
If I but rest my worries, upon your should there.strength that pours forth from your soul.will wash away each care.
Like a cool sweet taste of water, for a tired thirsty man.
My heart finds peace,my soul is calm, when I reach out for your hand..

RIP 10/23/73   5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Tony Barnes on 23rd October 2015

"Happy Birthday dearest brother.  I think about you every day and I always have memories going through my head of how much fun we used to have when we were kids.  I wish you was here to see me happy. I have finally met "The One" and I know that you would be very happy for me.  I know you are watching over me and keeping me safe. I love you baby brother and miss you.  

Your brother,
Tony"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 23rd October 2015

"Happy Birthday Baby... Wow how time flys by.... We will celebrate your birthday today,  an wish you were here with us... wondering what you would look like today..a grown man of 42 , I am sure you still would have dark hair like your dad cause he never got gray hair an nether did your grandpa..I know your watching over everyone cause I feel you every day..The little things you used to do so I know your still here with me..Please, help Ashton find his way to  talk to us, we are family an we love him...

RIP 10/23/73...05/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 6th October 2015

"Hello my Angel !  This month is Crusing month , but it's also your birthday, boy how time flys by. Wish you were here to celebrate with us.
I know your watching over Ashton an seeing how big he is getting, I so much want him to learn about you.. I am making a album about you so he will have it one day..He needs to know about his real daddy all children need to know that no matter what..You never keep that away from them not ever or one day it will bite you in the butt..He looks so much like you my Angel not sure how he acts but looks he can never get rid of of...I Love You so much John I think about you every day somedays I cry a lot wishing I could bring you back an wishing it was different...It wasn't fair ...guess life isn't fair...
Please wait for me...I Love You your mom"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 24th October 2014

"I love you son an I know all the kids love an miss you to..yesterday was your birthday an I know I would have been proud of you as always..A grown man now of 41, I know you would  looked more an more like your dad , an your son like you..I know your watching him grow up..I Miss you so much sweetheart..."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 23rd October 2014

"A million times I've needed you, A million times I've cryed,
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died..
In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still,
In my heart you hold a place, no one else can fill..
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone..
Part of me went with you, the day God took you home..
I Love You my Angel"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 6th May 2014

"John I miss you so very much
you are my sun my moon, you're my words, you're my tune,
my earth, my sky, my sea..
you're everything to me
you're my light in the darkness
you're my peace and happiness
my hope..my forever Love"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 20th July 2013

"Michael my darling "Angel" just can't help but think about you time just seems to fly by, somedays are good and others are not so good, I know we are blessed with everything we have, but the thing in life we want most that is in our reach we can't have or see,We just have to leave it in Gods hands and maybe one day we will be blessed and get our wish.  Love an Miss You so Much"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 12th July 2013

"Also I want to say I think Tim has found the Love of his life
I hope this time everything works out for him, he has needed someone in his life for a very long time.he has turned his life around and is a different guy now.maybe age has something to do with it who knows, I know he is happy.I know you are proud of him now.."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 11th July 2013

"My darling "Angel" here I am again talking to you as you know today is Kim's birthday an she is a whole 25, I know she wishes you could be here to celebrate with her.I know your watching over her tonight an keeping her safe as she is out with her friends...She is having a hard time deciding which way to go here lately, I know in time things will turn around for her. "She Misses & Loves You"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 4th July 2013

"Happy Fourth of July
my Sweet "Angel"
RIP John Michael Barnes 10/23/73...5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 21st June 2013

"Tonight was thinking of you again as always,some days are worse than others..I know one day I will be able to reunite with you and I will feel much better ..I just wish I was able to see your son, he means the world to me..I just hope he wants to learn about you and your side of the family..
RIP my sweet angel..10/23/73 .. 5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 26th May 2013

"Rest in Peace my Sweet "Angel""

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 26th May 2013

"My "Angel" today marks 12 years of your passing although it seems like it was just yesterday....The years seem to just run by so fast and I dont know where they go..It has been years since I have seen your son, Ashton I know he is growing up an will be a man before long, I do hope he looks me up, he does need to know your side of the family, as well as hers.."

This tribute was added by Tony Barnes on 26th May 2013

"Good Morning my baby brother!  I woke up this morning thinking about you and wanted to leave a short message with you this morning to tell you that I Love You!  I Miss you so much!  You are always on my mind and will always be in my heart!
Oh wait until I get up there to see you!  I am gonna throw a huge fresh horse patty at you!!!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 20th April 2013

"Just wanted to drop in cause next month is the month you went to heaven, you are missed so very much there is not a day that you are not thought about...
things are sort of different around here and Kim got a divorce from Adam this month, I know one day she will find that perfect someone..
...RIP..In Memory of John Barnes 10/23/73...5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 30th November 2012

"Angel I am here today because as usual I am thinking about you.I wish everyday that you were here with us. Like me Kim wishes you were here cause you were her best friend as well as brother someone she could talk to when she needed you.Sometimes life turns us a raw deal but we know in time it will turn around, we just need faith...We Love an Miss You Very Much...
RIP 10/23/73..5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 4th November 2012

"Darling this will be the first year since your passing that the family will spend Thanksgiving together..well minus a few, you and of your son how we wish we could see and visit with him.When we ride in the car we talk about old times and things that happened.Sometimes its funny and sometimes its not.I cry sometimes cause your not here with me I guess its just me.I love you my darling"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 23rd October 2012

"Happy Birthday my darling I wish we could actually celebrate it
with you, time sure does fly by..These past years has went by so
fast it just doesn't seem possible it has been that long..Seems like only
yesterday you were here teasing me..miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Tony Barnes on 24th July 2012

"We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And the days before that, too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories,
And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part.

God has you in His Keeping.
We have you in our Heart."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 11th June 2012

"My sweet "Angel " you will never be forgotten we think about you all the time... we do wish we were able to see your son as it has been so many years since we have seen him.. we do hope he never forgets us...He will be 12 years old before long and we have missed out on his special years since he was 3 yrs old the last time he was at our home.  In Memory of John 10/23/73..5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 10th June 2012

"Today is Kim an Adams 1st Wedding Anniversary ....
may they have many more I know she wishes you could have been here for her special day..but she knows that you will always be with her..."

This tribute was added by Joyce barnes on 17th May 2012

"I know your memorial day is coming up soon and it is bringing up so many sad memories of that day, I know I wish I could just wipe it completely out of my mind, but its so very hard to do...
All I can say is how much I Love an Miss You at this time..
RIP  In Memory of John Barnes 10/23/73..5/26/01"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 11th May 2012

"No more toys Strewn on the floor No little friends Come through our door.  No more bat And no more ball No noisy feet To pace our hall. No patches left  For skinned up knee No tiny arms Reach out to me. No little lad To warm my lap No sleepy head To take a nap. No choo choo train Or teddy bear No tiny hands Clasp tight in prayer.  So many little things To miss A smile, a hug A cry, a kiss."

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 5th May 2012

"We little knew that day
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death, we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you.
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories.
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same"

This tribute was added by Joyce Barnes on 13th April 2012

"Do not think this is the end.
The bond which unites your souls can never be broken.
Although, he has gone from your sight,
you should know he is with you day and night.
Just talk to him to feel his love
let yourself be open to his light from above.
Do not cry, for you never need to fear,
his spirit is always near."


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