Carolyn Joyce Phillips Barnes

Published 7:00 am Friday, December 11, 2015

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in Hart’s Chapel Baptist Church, in Derby, MS for Carolyn Joyce (Phillips) Barnes, 68, of Poplarville, MS who died Sunday, December 6, 2015 in Poplarville, MS. The Rev. Tommy Hart will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Rose Park cemetery under the direction of Baylous Funeral Home.
A native of Wiggins, MS, Carolyn had many talents: seamstress, cosmetologist, cook and clerk. She was a member of the Triumph Baptist Church where she faithfully served on the Usher Board, Choir Member, Mission #1, and a Sunday School Teacher.
She was very devoted in working on the monthly Fellowship Program. She also believed that mission work was outside of the church. She loved cooking and checking on the people in her community. She worked with a very devoted team who she grew to love and adore at the Department of Human Services. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her nieces and nephews as if they were her kids.
Survivors include three loving sons: Retired SFC Ron (Elaine) White, of Killeen, TX; Deacon Anthony (Leontyne) White and Xavier White both of Poplarville, MS; Two loving daughters: Jackie (Larry) Menderson of Pass Christian, MS; and Rhondalyn White of Poplaville, MS. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Victor, Brittany, Corey, Chris, Ciara, Andrea, Raven, Q’Ianna, Alexis and L.J.; 4 beautiful great grandchildren, one God daughter, Tara Burton, but she raised and loved a host of nieces and nephews as her own.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Hart’s Chapel Baptist Church.

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