Anna Bee (Thompson) Barnes

June 9, 1926 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Anna Barnes Obituary

Anna Bee (Thompson) Barnes, 96, of Cranston, RI peacefully passed away on September 5th, after a brief illness.

Anna was born on June 9, 1926 in Wetumka, Oklahoma to the late James M. Thompson and the late Alma (Roberts) Thompson. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Charlie Thompson and Annie Lee (Thompson) Brooks, her brother, James V. Thompson, her husband of 50 years, Marcus C. Barnes, and her son, James C. Barnes. She is survived by her five children, Marcus L. Barnes of Columbus, Georgia, Curtis A. Barnes (Ethel) of Boston, Massachusetts, Shirley A. Reed (Roland) of Cranston, Rhode Island, Jean A. Barnes of Cranston, Rhode Island, and Karen L. Barnes of New Haven, Connecticut, and a large extended family that includes grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends who loved her dearly.

Anna was a devoted wife and mother to her six children and worked at General Electric and as a nurse’s aide for many years at the Jewish Home for the Aged in Providence, RI, where she lived with her family since moving from Oklahoma in 1946. Anna was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. She participated in field service regularly for decades, participated in the Theocratic Ministry School, and was a faithful and dedicated member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Providence, RI and in Cranston, RI. Anna loved to travel and to spend time with her family reminiscing and cherishing her memories.

The family would like to thank HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI for care and support provided.


Burial will be private.


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