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Elizabeth Barnes

August 17, 1937 — May 20, 2024

Elizabeth Barnes

Della “Elizabeth” Ann Cole Barnes, age 86, of Arcadia, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on May 20, 2024. She was born on August 17, 1937, in Mississippi to Johnny and Nellie Walker Cole. 

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m. and the memorial service honoring the life of Elizabeth will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024, both located at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1680 1st St. Arcadia, LA, 71001. A graveside service will follow the memorial service on Saturday, May 25, 2024, located at Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, 1127 Mondy Rd, Ruston, LA 71270. Officiating the services will be Reverend Peter Barnes. 

Elizabeth graduated from Lee High School and went to college at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. She was a woman who loved & served God with ALL of her heart, soul and mind! She was a fervent prayer warrior, setting a Godly example for all who knew her. She was a talented musician - singer, pianist and organist - who faithfully served in full-time church ministry with her husband Phil. Together, they served congregations in Ohio, Colorado, Alabama, South Carolina as well as Dunn, Bastrop, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Her loving and consistent, though quiet ministry has truly had an eternal impact on the Kingdom of God.

Affectionately known by many as “Libby” or “Lib”, she was the sweetest person you would ever meet & always had a smile for everyone. She loved to cook delicious desserts and would make you a sour cream pound cake in a heartbeat! 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Nellie Cole. Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Phillip Barnes of 59 beautiful years. She is also survived by her daughters, Kristie Sistrunk and husband, Dewayne; daughter, Jennifer Watson; grandsons, Brandon Sistrunk and his wife, Ashley; Andrew Sistrunk and his wife Laura; granddaughter, Mckenna Watson; great grandchildren, Riley, Landon, Macie, Nora, Kayden, Kamren, Kolby and Kingston. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help cover funeral arrangements and celebration of life. Please contact Kristie or Jennifer if you would like to donate, 318-780-5028.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, May 25, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Arcadia

1680 1st Street, Arcadia, LA 71001

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 25, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Arcadia

1680 1st Street, Arcadia, LA 71001

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Burial

Saturday, May 25, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

1127 Mondy Rd, Simsboro, LA 71275

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