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In Loving Memory of Sharon Lynne Barnes



Born 3.19.51 Passed 6.30.23


Sharon was born in Seattle to DeVera Payne and York Hobbs. Her mother passed away when Sharon was 8 years old. She was raised by her aunt & uncle, Harold L. Yates & Alta C. Yates along cousins Karahn B. Yates-Harris and Edward L. Yates.

Sharon graduated from Garfield High School in 1969. After high school, she attended Seattle Central College, Western Washington University, and the University of Washington.

While at Seattle Central, she was re-acquainted with her future husband Clifford A. Barnes III, whom she had known since they were 10 years old. Their friendship blossomed and they have been together for 54 years, 48 married. Their union produced two children, Clifford A Barnes IV and Felisha Alexandria-Paynes Barnes

Sharon was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and a lifetime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Seattle. She worked for the Seattle Utilities Assistance program. Later she was a homemaker, and a grandmother.

Sharon is survived by her husband Clifford, her children and grandchildren; Zaim Nicholas, Payton Barnes and Amaris Barnes and a host friends, relatives, extended family.

Celebration of her life

August 12, 2023

Garfield Community Center

2323 E Cherry

Time: 12pm until 2pm

Wear Seahawk Colors (gear) if possible




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