Brian, saying you are a Star Wars fan is an understatement because you loved all things Star Wars from the time you were a baby and never stopped. Your cousin Donette, referenced the famous “May the force be with you” in an earlier tribute and also reminded me of one of her favorite memories of you was when you were about 4 years old. We were in front of Nana and Grandad Sanders house and Donette introduced you to her “Granny Alford”. You walked straight up to her and held out your hand to her and said “Hello Granny Alford, I’m Brian Barnes the Servant Knight. May the Force Be a With You”. Everyone thought you were so adorable and that memory was talked about so many times throughout the years - it was such a “Brian” thing to say. That is only one of the millions of beautiful memories. Your beautiful smile that lights up your eyes and reflects your warm, kind, funny, gracious, courageous and loving spirit is forever engrained in my mind, heart, and soul and of countless others that love you. I am trying to find the courage that you showed in your life as well as in facing your death to face that you are no longer on this earth with us and the feeling of my heart breaking into millions of pieces when I let myself realize you aren’t on this earth with us anymore. I remind myself to be comforted knowing that you are in Heaven with God, my mommy and daddy and all your other grandparents, great grand parents, uncles and aunts and our four legged family members and that you are happy and whole, and have no pain or suffering. We will all be together In Heaven someday. I love you more than words can say. Mom PS: your dad pointed out that in the original tribute, I very wrongly made reference to “Dr. Who” and he said it should be corrected to say “Doctor Who” and that it would stick out like a sore thumb to any true “Whovian”. Needless to say, and I am sure you are relieved, the mistake has been corrected. :) Mom, June 8, 2020 Brian my beloved son. You are a good man, better than I ever was. You faced death with courage, dignity and wisdom far beyond your years. Of all those I have lost, yours is my greatest loss. Your smile, even while you were suffering, showed your ability to spread happiness in times of difficulty and you raised our spirits with your strength. You will be in our hearts forever. Be at peace in the house of our lord and make a place for us.
Phil elins, June 3, 2020 Brian, your big heart, kindness and compassion for others is what separated you from the crowd. You will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved you. Now rejoice in God’s love. Kenny Barnes , June 3, 2020 Dad loves forever and always
Jim Barnes, June 2, 2020