Darlene Kay Barnes
April 3, 1954 - May 29, 2018
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - West Monroe
1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Friday 6/1, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - West Monroe
1321 N 7th St.
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-323-9614 | Map
Saturday 6/2, 2:00 pm

It with great sadness that the family of Darlene Kay Barnes announces her passing on May 29 2018, at the age of 64.Funeral services for Darlene Kay Barnes will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church West Monroe. Rev. Michael Wood will officiate, assisted by…

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Gail Kilman left a message on June 6, 2018:
Heartfelt condolences to your family. Thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Maurice and Marsha Linam left a message on June 5, 2018:
Kevin and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Darlene. Our hearts are broken for all of you. We have been out of town during this time, but please know that you and your family are and have been on our hearts and minds. We are praying for your comfort and peace.
Amanda joiner left a message on June 4, 2018:
She was my favorite teacher at wohs I had her for home ec she was always so sweet no matter what she was a great person and she will be missed
Randi Rollins left a message on June 3, 2018:
She was loving person and just beautful soul. There are not enough words to describe how amazing she truly was.
Cindy wilhite left a message on June 3, 2018:
We are deeply saddened and heart broken to hear of Darlene's death. She was the sweetest ,kindness person. She taught my children, and I gave Derrick and Daniel allergy shots!! We shared many laughs about that. Most recently, we shared our Wednesday nights at yoga, trying not to laugh to much, so that we could actually do it right!! Will miss you sweet friend, one day we'll do yoga in heaven.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Melissa Leporati left a message on June 3, 2018:
Mrs. Barnes had the most tender heart and was genuinely kind to everyone she met. I am so grateful to have known her. She was full of love. I will cherish memories of how happy & peaceful she was at the beach. And how just the thought of her kids made her smile. Many, many prayers for the Barnes family for your very tragic loss. She will be greatly missed.
Shelly Kuhn left a message on June 2, 2018:
Mrs Barnes was one of my favorite teachers in high school. I am so sad to see that she passed. I am praying for her family!
Becky Martin left a message on June 2, 2018:
Our prayers are with each and every one of you for peace and comfort at the passing of Darlene. I know she will be greatly missed by all.
Carl and Margaret McDonald left a message on June 2, 2018:
Your lost is great and grieving is perfectly okay. The promise of God at Revelaion 21:3,4 gives comfort. The Bible says in the near future death will be no more,neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away. We hope in God's promise.
Mike & Beverly Stone left a message on June 2, 2018:
Darlene was one or the sweetest people God ever made. She was a delightful blessing to so many. Her smile was a touch from God. Delight in the beautiful memories you have, and prepare to spend an eternity with her in heaven. We are praying comfort and peace for your family.
Pamela Getret-Ford left a message on June 2, 2018:
I will remember her always she was very nice and made home economics fun, she taught me lot and I’m grateful to have been in her presence. I was in her 9th grade class at West Monroe Jr High in 1986
Latoya Williams left a message on June 2, 2018:
Hi. I had Mrs. Barnes as a substitute teacher, and she was always very kind. She believed in me at a very tough time in my life. The way she approached every situation was very different. It directly affected the person that I am today. She never blew up or lost her cool. You are definitely missed sweetheart. This news has saddened me as I’m on my deployment today. May your soul rest.
Misty Jones left a message on June 2, 2018:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Barnes family. She was a wonderful teacher and one of my favorites..She had a heart of gold..she had a very loving spirit about her and always was so sweet... May she RIP...
Lein Toreze Burks AKA "Tory" left a message on June 1, 2018:
Mrs.Barnes was my favorite teacher as always and she is so sweet to all the time and i love being in her class so much and she will be missed and i miss her already and her family is in my prayers from Tory Burks :(
Lein Toreze Burks AKA "Tory" left a message on June 1, 2018:
Mrs.Barnes is a amazing and the sweetest teacher and my favorite teacher in the world and she is always so sweet and nice to me all the time and i love being in her class so much and she will always be triple missed and her family is in my prayers as always.
Carolyn J Chatham left a message on June 1, 2018:
I first met Darlene in high school. She was the girl with the sweetest smile and generous heart and was the same as an adult. As a teacher she encouraged her students to strive for more than they dreamed they could be and helped them reach those goals. Darlene will be missed by everyone fortunate to have met her.
Theresa Milner left a message on June 1, 2018:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for all of you during this difficult time.
jimmy McBroom left a message on June 1, 2018:
Kevin and family. Debbie and our entire family are so very sorry to hear of Darlene.God be with you and your entire family during the terrible time. Love The McBroom Family
Thompson Cathi left a message on June 1, 2018:
Darlene was a special customer who soon became a friend of us all at Car Wash West. Her presence made us all mindful of a strong Christian woman who always shed light to us all. Those she touched will never forget her and her ability to encourage will remain not only in my heart but the hearts of my employees as well. Rest In Peace sweet friend and we will see you for coffee one day in heaven
Sammie Saulsbury left a message on June 1, 2018:
Thoughts &a prayers are with you S I sit in Amarillo remembering with pleasure my association with Darlene
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Patti M. left a message on June 1, 2018:
My prayers to this family. I can't remember if Ms Barnes taught me, but I remember her somehow. I do remember that I went to school (and I think rode the bus at some point?) with Dusty, one of the nicest guys I remember from school days... I only know that she must have been at least partially responsible for that. I am praying for you and your family, Dusty.
Vanessa Works Marsala left a message on June 1, 2018:
Darlene was always so thoughtful and sweet to me. I pray for the family. I love you all dearly. She will be missed by many. RIP Darlene.
Beth Givens left a message on June 1, 2018:
Mrs. Barnes was a wonderful teacher and friend to all of her students. I had the privilege of having her as a teacher twice, once at WMJH & again at WOHS. We had many breakfasts together in home economics glass. Years after graduation she still knew me. She was certainly one of a kind and truly missed. Prayers for all that knew her and her family that she loved and bragged on so much.
Pete and Jody Lea left a message on June 1, 2018:
prayers for the family, we send our condolences. May we all remember the good memories.
Sherri Ezell left a message on June 1, 2018:
Our prayers are with the entire family! Darlene was such a loving person. She will be missed!
Jerry W. Bethea left a message on June 1, 2018:
A very loving & caring person . Will be missed dearly by lots of people .
Lettitia Millican left a message on June 1, 2018:
Darlene will always be missed but, her love will remain with us forever.
Hali Menzie left a message on June 1, 2018:
I am so sorry for this loss. She was an angel to me. She helped me through some very dark times, and was always there if I needed her.
Pam and Mike Nations left a message on June 1, 2018:
It is with saddened hearts we accept the passing of such a beautiful soul. She is in the arms of her savior. Our prayers are now for your precious family as y'all walk this hard journey of grief. God bless you with strength and peace.
Jackie Haynes left a message on June 1, 2018:
My heart is so saddened for this beautiful family. I'm am praying for all!
Lee J. Irwin left a message on June 1, 2018:
I’m so sorry Derek & Daniel. I feel for y’all right. I hope and pray that this too shall pass.
Valerie Wright left a message on May 31, 2018:
I enjoyed having Mrs. Barnes as a teacher. I am saddened to hear of her passing. Praying for her family.
Juliann McCann left a message on May 31, 2018:
I am praying for all of Ms. Darlene's family, for the comfort and presence of the Lord to be felt strongly in your lives in the coming days, weeks and months. What a bright bundle of energy she was and she contributed so much to our students and our program as a sewing teacher at the West Monroe Homeschool Co-op. I enjoyed the chance to get to know her. She will be missed.
Jan Wall left a message on May 31, 2018:
It saddens me so to hear of the loss of my father's niece... Darlene. My cousin! There are no words to describe what a tragic loss this is. It's just so hard to comprehend!! I hadn't seen her in many years, but remembered what a beautiful soul she had!! Please pray for our family!! GOD BLESS her family and all those who were close to her!!! She will be missed by so many!!! Love to my uncle Stanley and all family members!!
Cassandra Trim left a message on May 31, 2018:
Such a beautiful person. She was an amazing teacher and believed that any student could do anything. Her smile brightened the whole room. I will always remember her. RIP sweet Mrs. Barnes
Linda Wilson left a message on May 31, 2018:
Darlene was a dear friend to me from WMJH teaching together to WMHS again. She exuded love and understanding. When I think of the word “gracious,” I think of Darlene. I loved her sweet children and was grateful to teach two. When Peyton died, she wrote me a poem, which I treasure. I ll never forget her. My love to all family.
Sharon Franklin-Blake left a message on May 31, 2018:
She was the absolute best Home Ec teacher! She was kind, caring, thoughtful, and one so much more. She’s very loved and will be sincerely missed. I pray for comfort and understanding for family and friends.
ShellyLewis left a message on May 31, 2018:
Your mom was a wonderful Godly woman that impacted me as a teacher. I worked for a time at WOHS and she impacted me and the students she taught. I hope I am half the teacher she was. Praying for you. She will be greatly missed.
Shelly Lewis left a message on May 31, 2018:
I worked with you Mom at WOHS for a time she was a wonderful Godly impact on me and the students she taught. I pray that in my career as a teacher I am half the teacher she was. Praying for your family she will be greatly missed
Pam Guillory left a message on May 31, 2018:
Prayers For The Barnes Family!! So sorry for your loss
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lindsay Leporati left a message on May 31, 2018:
Mrs. Barnes was one of the most genuinely kind people I've ever known. I'm praying often for her beloved family.
Charlotte (Meredith )and John Fabatz left a message on May 31, 2018:
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you during this sad time.
Drew Fluke left a message on May 31, 2018:
So very sorry to hear this. I taught with Darlene at WM Jr High in the 80's. She was such a sweet, lovely lady! Prayers for her family and friends.
Judy Burgess left a message on May 31, 2018:
Dear, Dear Kevin. My heart is broken. I have been in constant prayer for you, your children and all of the family. I know you have so many questions, but there are questions we will never have answered while here on Earth. Force yourself to not live with "what if" and live only in each moment. Concentrate on what is beautiful about what Darlene gave you and all of us. I have only love and beautiful memories of our friendship so many years ago. Love you and lifting you up in prayer my friend.
Eddie Gardner left a message on May 31, 2018:
Sorry for your loss love y’all
Jon Duncan left a message on May 31, 2018:
My heart hurts for The Barnes family. I worked with Kevin many years. A good friend and good people. Keeping all in my prayers....
Christina Hudgins left a message on May 31, 2018:
She was a good teacher she will be miss
Wendy Cranford left a message on May 31, 2018:
Mrs. Barnes taught me at WMJH from 1978 - 1980. She was the nicest teacher I ever had. I loved her and thought the world of her. She will be missed. My prayers are with you.
Tina Brown left a message on May 31, 2018:
The greatest teacher I ever had.. Her love radiated in all she did. Even after I was grown , she was a blessing rach and every time I saw her. Then my children had the privilege of having her teach them. So sad to see such a beautiful soul gone, but I know she is rejoicing on high now.
Jerry and Cheryl Frost left a message on May 31, 2018:
We are so sorry for your loss. Darlene was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Our love to the family.
Fred & Susan Shields left a message on May 31, 2018:
Kevin and Family...We are so sorry for the loss of your Precious wife and Mother. Darlene was loved by many. I can speak for my kids, Darlene was probably one of their favorite, if not their fav teacher. Darlene impacted so many lives young and old. She will be missed immensely. You'all are in our hearts and Prayers..We love Y'all Fred and Susan
Harrell & Davis left a message on May 31, 2018:
She was one of the sweetest ladies and teachers. She made a great addition to Heaven I imagine. Love BJ Harrell & Jessica Davis
Tonya Miller left a message on May 31, 2018:
Mrs Barnes was truly a precious soul. I’ve had so many heart to heart talks with her. She had great advice and a sweet spirit. She will be greatly missed.
Brent Tippen left a message on May 31, 2018:
So sad to hear of the loss of Mrs. Barnes. She was such a kind and loving person and always was so kind to me both at school and as a friend. She loved her family so much. Sending lots of love to her family during this difficult times. May God surround his loving arms around you all and remind you of all of her love for you!
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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