Mother Benetta Barnes was born in Lodi, Mississippi to the late Henry Oliver Campbell and Moselle Campbell on April 20, 1936.
She confessed Christ at an early age uniting with The Church of the Living God and served as a faithful member until she moved to Kilmichael, Mississippi. In Mississippi, she was a faithful member of St. Paul Church of God.
She received her education at Pleasant Hill School in Lodi, Mississippi. After graduation, she met and married Dudley Barnes, Jr. From this union five beautiful children were born. The family then relocated and moved to Miami, Florida where she joined The Royal Assembly of Jesus Christ and became a missionary.
She also entered the nursing field and received her formal training at Ideal School of Nursing and OIC in Miami, Florida. She worked in hospitals and nursing homes, also private duty. She loved and cared for all of her patients. Ministering and praying for them. She dedicated her whole life to God and family. A prayer warrior with relentless faith. A woman that loved God with all her heart and soul. She lived to serve and to be of service to God and family. Her heart was as big as her smile.
On August 6, 2023, Mother Benetta Barnes answered the master’s call and traded her labor for eternal rest. She departed this life at Jackson North Hospital in North Miami Beach, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dudley Barnes, eldest daughter Jessie M. Barnes, her son Arthur L. Barnes. Her siblings preceding her in death are: Estelle Allen, Willie Sue Pittman, Juanita Barnes, Anne Belle Nellum, Oliver Campbell, and Clark Campbell.
She leaves to cherish her love and legacy, her daughter Betty Barnes, son-in-law Omar Graham of West Park, FL, her eldest son James C. Barnes, daughter In-law Jennifer Barnes of Miami Gardens, FL. and her youngest son Sylvester Barnes of Miami Gardens, FL. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, great grand-children and dear family and friends.
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Be comforted by these words:
Ecclesiastes 12:7 - "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it."