John Walter Barnes
(1981 - 1998)

John Walter Barnes

North Carolina, United States of America
September 12, 1981

North Carolina, United States of America
August 23, 1998

John played baseball for as long as I can remember. He loved to go to the beach and hang out with his friends. He was very active in his family life and spent a lot of time with our dog Buck. He played the trumpet. He once told me he wanted to be an Oceanographer.
Guest Book
I sure miss you. I talk to your aunt a lot because it helps make our time together seem more real. Not a day goes by that you're not on my mind, also ask myself ALOT what I could've done, and I know the answer to my own question. Things are definitely not the same without you. There are so many people that miss you. My pain is no greater than theirs. Wish I could see your face one more time. Go back to the beach, go back to my birthday. Just turn back time. I love you forever and always John W. Barnes. Xoxo :) love me!
Thanks melissa for setting this memorial page up. I know your brother is extremely proud of you & I'm sure he is watching over you sweetie. :)
Kayla Rowland (friend)
February 5th, 2015
dana grice (friend)
February 4th, 2015
Hey John, I am a very good friend of Melissa's.
In fact she is like a sister to me. I never met you but if your anything like she is . "Which I am sure you are". I wish I could have met you. Happy Birthday , I am sure it's peaceful and indeed rewarding. Bless you and Rest in peace . -April Strum
April Strum (Friend of Melissa )
September 12th, 2012
Melissa, this is a great site for your brother. It is really nice to know that so many people loved him and will always remember the good times they had with him. I may have never known him, but if he was anything like you, then I know he was awesome. Love you girl!
Valesa McMillan (Friend of Melissa)
September 11th, 2011
I love and miss(today and every day) this wonderful young man, aka my nephew. I think of him each day and look forward to a wonderful reunion in heaven one day :)
June Mangum (Aunt)
August 23rd, 2011
Thinking of you today, John. You are so loved.
Freida Hayes (friend)
August 23rd, 2011
Big brother, it's been 13 years ago today and I still can't say it gets any easier. I love u much more than you will ever get the chance to know.
Melissa Barnes (Sister)
August 23rd, 2011
Melissa I don't know if you remember me or not. I used to live a few houses down from you guys on mercer mill road. I'd come over and play video games while you were nagging us :) You couldn't have been more than 5 or 6. Thank you for this page. It brings back so many memories, good and bad. I left Lumberton after the 8th grade so I missed out on the last few years. It still drives me crazy when I think about it. I'll never understand what happened, but I'll always remember the fun we had.
Josh McLamb (John)
July 22nd, 2011
Happy Birthday big brother. I love u so much.
Melissa Barnes (Sister)
September 12th, 2010
I have so many great memories of John through the years. One of my favorites has to be us riding a roller coaster (the hurler) on a field trip in the 8th grade. It was my first roller coaster and we yelled like crazy. I have the picture from that ride, which made all of us laugh the whole way home, you gotta love ride faces :-) I miss you John and I don't understand why you're gone but I am glad that I saw you not too long before you left, I have a great and funny last memory of you...seeing each other going down Beaulah Ch Rd and pulling over right in front of some mailboxes talking, listening to music and laughing for nearly 30 minutes. I won't ever forget how red your face turned when I kissed your cheek and told you goodbye hahaha I had no idea that was the last time I'd see you.
Samantha Mills (friend/classmate)
September 10th, 2010
Well, big brother. It has been 12 years today and I am still the only one that isn't scared to say you are an idiot. You left a wonderful world and many wonderful people. I love you and miss you dearly and wish you would have had my head on your shoulders instead on the head of someone else. There are many days and many memories we will never get to share. If only we could go back in time and change it all. You are forever in my mind, everyday and every night. We will share good times again one day.
Melissa Barnes (Sister)
August 23rd, 2010
gosh i swear i wish he was still here..we miss him yeah we were young when he left was but i can still remember i watched my 1st scary movie with thinner by steven king and he thought it was so funny we were scared...(i stop by alot just to talk to him) love u john always u wont ever be forgotten
Shannon Barnes (cousin)
July 10th, 2010
melisa this is a good memorial page i really like it i know and when i read this it brought tears to my eyeswe all loved him so mch
justin wright (cousin)
June 13th, 2010
Annette Hagans (neighbor)
June 12th, 2010
I never had the chance to say good-bye
You never gave me the chance to find out why

So, you made a mistake that held you back
But it wouldn't have took long to get on the right track

Could I have done something, I'll never know
Should I have been around more, maybe so

We were getting older and growing apart
But don't you realize the pain you put in not only my heart

I feel somewhat at fault for you not being here now
I traveled that same road, but didn't explain well enough somehow

And though, You never took credit where credit was due
Success was headed your way, you couldn't see, you never knew

I took for granted that you'd always be here
Now only in my heart can I hold you near

I miss you so much I don't know what to do
I wish I could have stopped this , I wish I knew

I know you and Grandma are watching over us now
I love you, John and we will meet again in the heavens someday, someway, some how
Misty Bozeman Compton
June 12th, 2010
I love and miss him so much. I didn't know just how much he meant to me until he was gone. I have so many memories, thoughts, and feelings that I have bottled up for so long it just overwhelms me.
Misty Compton (cousin)
June 12th, 2010
I will remember the times we had for all of my life. I was only 10 when you died, so we only had 10 years. I barely remember them, but the memories I do have will be cherished forever.
Melissa Barnes (Sister)
June 10th, 2010
This is the memorial I set up for John Barnes. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Melissa Barnes
June 10th, 2010
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"rip John till we met again miss n love u"
jean bozeman
February 5th, 2015
"My life will never be the same without him. Not a day goes by that you are not on my mind. I love and miss you very much john walter Barnes! Wish you were here. Melissa this is a wonderful memorial page. Hope you and your family are doing well."
Kayla Rowland
February 5th, 2015
"He was a good friend n good person.."
dana grice
February 4th, 2015
"I love you and miss you so much John. You will b in my heart forever."
Aunt Chris Barnes/Deese
February 4th, 2015
"I love n miss u everyday john! life just dont seem fair sometimes! oh the times when u were a baby that cuddling time when u came to nannies where the best times oh how i loved them! sometimes i often talk to u! wish i could turn bk time i would!"
Felisa Moore
August 25th, 2010
"I dont remember everything as clearly as I would like to! BUt I do remmber u were a Great Cousin almost like my brother! I just know me & melissa Msed having u around to play with & yeach s things! Miss u & love u always! Ur foeever with us!"
Laura Green
June 14th, 2010
"mellisa this is an awsome memorial it brought tears to my eyes as i read over it n this is an awsome way to keep his memory alive"
justin wright
June 13th, 2010
"cousins forever"
Josh Wright
June 11th, 2010
"I love you."
Melissa Barnes
June 10th, 2010

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