In Loving Memory of Retired Nurse Vergerine “Vergie” Barnes


Vergerine Barnes was born in East St. Louis, IL on January 26, 1932, to Booker T Withers and Augusta Lewis who preceded her in death. She graduated from Lincoln HS (East St Louis IL). Vergie moved to Seattle in the early 1950’s; graduated from Edison School of Nursing (Seattle Central College) as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Vergie’s nursing career extended over 50 years where she worked at Seattle General, Doctors, University of Washington and after 30 plus years she retired from Providence Hospital and Branch Villa Nursing Home.

Vergerine is survived by her children: Brenda (Ralph) Carrington, Patricia (Lawrence) Sam, David, Steven (Judy) Barnes. Grandchildren: Myran, Komita, David II, Cesara, Stephan, DeVante, Lawrence Jr., also four sisters, two brothers, a host of family and friends.

Mother Vergie’s enjoyment in life was all about her family. She worked hard all her life to provide for her children with unconditional love. She is known throughout the community for her compassionate nursing and nurturing spirit to those she cared for.

Special Viewing: Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 6 PM to 8 PM at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation (Personal Alternative Chapel) 749 Central Ave N, Kent WA 98032.

Mother Vergie’s homegoing celebration is: Saturday July 3, 2021, Mt Calvary Christian Center, COGIC, 1412 23rd Ave, Seattle WA 98122, Service 11 AM, Viewing 10 AM.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also”. John 14:1-3; NKJV.

Our Queen Mother Vergie “Lady Butterfly” passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of family.