November 22, 1935 – January 12, 2017
Reflection of Life
On Thursday, January 12, 2017, Margie S. Barnes peacefully transitioned into eternal life at Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland.
Margie was born on November 22, 1935 to late Rev Raymond Smith and Sarah E. Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Barnes, son Dewayne Barnes and daughter Elvira Barnes.
Margie graduated from Bel Alton High School. She worked for the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland. Margie retired in 2000.
She loved to watch “The Young in the Restless and Wheel of Fortune. She had a special place in her heart for her grandsons Marquese, Marco Washington and Devontrae Cole (Poobie). She cared for Devontrae until she became ill.
Margie loved to cook, bake and enjoyed finding recipes in her favorite cook books. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner, having family and friends over. She also loved listening to her oldies but goodies on WPFW radio station.
She was a lifetime member of Zion Baptist Church. Margie loved to cater events for the church. She was known for her good food. Her favorite song was “Walk Around Heaven”.
Margie leaves to cherish her loving memories, her children Floyd Jr., Jerome (Frances), Sharon (Haywood) Jackson, Sheila (Leroy), Michele (Frederick) King, Juan, Garry (Phyllis) and Sherone (James); Margie helped to raise, Takaya Savoy, George Savoy Jr. (Poodie), Kienta Savoy (Tae), Wanda (Wilford) Lawson, Linda Barnes and Carolyn Herd.; thirteen grandchildren, Marquese Washington, Marco Washington, Shuntaye Washington, Steven Herd, Dewayne King, Juan Barnes, Kanica King, Joel Barnes, Dominique King, Shawn King, Ashley King, Devontrae Cole and Wendalyn Nelson; and fifteen great grandchildren; one Brother-in- Law, Hugh Watson; two Sister-in- Laws, Juanita Keys and Mattie Barnes. Devoted friends, Betty Harriston (cousin) and Milinda (Little Dee) Harriston and a host of church family. She also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.