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Rosa Lee Barnes

July 6, 1926 — January 3, 2021

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Ms. Rosa Lee Barnes was born on July 6, 1926, to the late Lina and Pete Barnes of Pine Level, NC. She departed this life on January 3, 2021, at Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield, NC. Rosa Lee was a member of Giles Chapel OFWB Church. Rosa Lee enjoyed participating in conversations with all who called or passed by. She had a great memory. If she did not remember the answer at the moment, she would call you with the answer later. She loved her television shows and daily activities with other Smithfield Manor residents. She was known for her love of a good home-cooked meal.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Sherard (James) of Selma, NC; her granddaughters, Mia Sherard and Tysha Sherard of Knightdale, NC and Jera Hunter (Rodney) of Killeen, TX; her great-grandchildren, Cayden, Rayne, and Harmony; great-nieces, Sherry and Bridget; great great-nephews and niece, Robert, Daniel, Machez, and Brea. A special friend, Earlene Ruffin, and a host of relatives and friends.

Walk-through visit only, not to exceed 10 people at a time.
Wednesday, January 06
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Thursday, January 07
12:00 PM
Rest Haven
Smithfield, NC 27577
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rest Haven


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