Barbara Joan Motte Barnes passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on July 29, 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Buddy” Barnes and her precious young daughter Kathy Barnes. She was also preceded in death by her parents: C.E. and Frances Motte, Winnie and Kelly Turner; and two brothers: Calvin and Van Motte.
She is survived by her twin sister: Jean Price, brothers: Bill Motte, Chris Motte and Dale Motte.
She is also survived by her children: Mike (Tami) Barnes, Doug (Debbie) Barnes, Jody Barnes and Kim (Greg) Larkin; grandchildren: Megan (David) Caison, Blair (Steven) Bota, Danielle Murgic, Brittany Barnes, Carson Barnes, Gabe Larkin, Whitney Larkin and Tyler Larkin.
She was a loving grandmother to 7 great grandchildren and a loving Aunt Joan to many nieces and nephews.
She was retired from the Camden County Board of Education. She loved her work as a paraprofessional and loved telling stories of the many wonderful children she was able to work with through the years. She also loved working in the yard, singing in the choir at her church and giving to and doing for others.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7th at First Baptist Church in St Marys, Georgia from 2:00-3:00 pm. Funeral will follow at same location at 3:30 pm with Pastor Bobby Woods officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, St Marys, Georgia.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St Marys is in charge of arrangements.