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Claudia Coleman (Barnes) VIEW PROFILE

Claudia Coleman (Barnes)


GASTONIA, NC- A gentle touch, a warm smile, and maker of cherished memories filled with love to sustain – Claudia C. Barnes passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 after a long battle with cancer, her two sons faithfully by her side. She was a native of Gaston County, born April 10, 1942 to the late Frances Armstrong and Alvin Blair Coleman.

Claudia had a career at Southern Bell, retiring from BellSouth in 1992 with over thirty years of service. After retirement, she took pleasure in volunteering with the Telephone Pioneers of America and Gaston Memorial Hospital Auxiliary before taking on a second career in the office at Eastridge Family Medical Practice. She was always committed to excellence but above all, enjoyed interacting with other people.

A person of great personal faith in Christ, she was a member of First Assembly of God Gastonia where she was a former choir member. After joining First Assembly, Claudia continued to participate at Faith United Methodist Church where she was a lifetime member of the Women's Society of Christian Service.

Claudia is survived by her husband, Lanny D. Barnes. They would have celebrated 59 years of marriage in June. Other survivors include two sons, Lanny D. Barnes, Jr. and wife Stacy, and William B. Barnes; grandchildren, Leah Allison and husband Devin, Laura Beth Burgin and husband Justin, and Luke Barnes; great grandchildren, Krew Allison, Ava and Dawson Burgin; special grand dog, Ginnie; sister-in-law Willena Barnes Hunsinger; a niece and two nephews. Claudia always looked for opportunities to enjoy time with her family, especially her mother, many cousins, and Aunt Dot Powell. They could often be found having breakfast someplace, around lunchtime

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia with Pastors Lamar Creel and John Stanley officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Interment will be private for her family at Gaston Memorial Park.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Barnes Family.


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01/19/21 04:25 PM #1    

Nancy McCluney (Brunnemer)

Sad to hear about Claudia's passing. I remember her as a pretty young lady with a sweet smile. My condolences to her family.

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