Michael Wayne Barnes Jr.

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Michael Wayne Barnes, Jr., known as Mikey or Bibi, was born in Kingston, Jamaica on October 28, 1991, to proud parents Jackie Warren and Michael Barnes, Sr. He was the first boy for Jackie and second son for Michael.

Michael’s early years in Jamaica reflected a stable and loving home as he was raised by his grandmother, Dorrette Warren. His schooling started at Pembroke Hall Basic. He then went to Pembroke Hall Primary and Pembroke Hall High School. After migrating to the United States, he completed his high school diploma at Mifflin High School in Columbus, Ohio.

Anyone who knew Bibi would know that he loved a good stage show and dancehall party. He loved his Jamaican food and was known to his family for his cooking, especially his prized sugar dumplings!
On November 2, 2015, Michael welcomed the birth of his son Giovanni Wayne Barnes. This was the happiest day of his life. Bibi was always about family. He always reached out to everyone. He was loved by everyone because of his free spirit and the way he showed love to everyone. His son, Gio, meant the world to him.

Michael is survived by ten siblings, Ricardo Barnes, Kimesha Barnes, Junior Gushman, Clive Foster, Loushawn Barnes, Malik Barnes, Michale Barnes, Royalty Barnes, Empress Barnes, and Majesty Barnes.
Bibi is loved by every member of his family. He left an impression on everyone with whom he came into contact. The importance that Bibi placed on love and family unity left an amazing impact on his loved ones. We are blessed to have experienced him.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Saturday, November 14, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (

Masks and Social Distancing are required.

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Condolence Messages

  1. We are saddened to learn about the loss of your love one. May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. RIH Jamaican Mike prayers to the family Mike will be missed by me and my family thankful for the last time he came to town he came to see me

  3. David Christian aka Junior

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I learned of the passing of my cousin Michael AKA (Bibi). The McKenzie family in Jamaica will missed him dearly and his sudden passing has left a void in our hearts.
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.

  4. Mikey was a big brother to me and no matter what he’d always protect Junior, Jeremy and myself. Mikey thought me to play ball. Kim, Auntie, Mama we love you and I cry with you along with mommy my heart goes out to the loss of a Big Brother. RIP BIBI. Timmy and Tamoya. We love you

  5. IM SO SADDEN BY THE PASSING OF.MY GODSON MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF GRIEF.MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE.

  6. On behalf of the Alumni of Youthbuild Columbus Community school we send our deepest condolences. Mikey respectfully know as Jamaican Mike used to light up the hall ways of out school with his smile and strong accent that made him hard to miss during class change. The YB alumni will miss Mike as he has made life long friendship and extended family to will always be remembered with love. Once a Youthbuilder always a Youthbuild builder.

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