Leslie Barnes


Leslie Barnes, 71, was born August 19, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio to the late James and Antoinette Ethel Bradford Barnes, passed into eternal life January 23, 2022.

Leslie attended Catholic schools until her early teenage years and transitioned to public schools where she attended East High School. After high school Leslie was employed by Ohio Job and Family Services where she served as a case manager for several years.

Leslie was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church. She was a very spiritual individual and enjoyed having discussions with friends, family and anyone would listen about her love for the Lord. Leslie loved her family with all her heart especially her son and grandchildren. She was funny and uplifting and always had a funny story to tell. Leslie would light up the room with her  laughter and smile. Although Leslie was known for her compassion, humor, and concern she did not “play” about things and people who mattered most.

Leslie is preceded in death by her parents James and Antoinette Barnes, Brothers, Juan Barnes, Byron Barnes, and Mark Barnes. Sisters, Stacy Williams, and Erica Barnes.

Leslie leaves to Cherish her memories her beloved son, Quentin Bivens, Six grandchildren, Dru, Chris, Quentin, Jordynn, Alézha, and Jaydynn. Brother, Michael (Rhonda) Barnes of Texas. Sisters, Jessica Burkhart of Maryland and Alison Barnes and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

Leslie was the life of the party and will deeply be missed by all who loved her.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, February 11, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd).


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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear family of Ms. Leslie Barnes. I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to send my deepest sympathy, and hopefully share some comforting words. God gives us a beautiful hope regarding our dear loved ones asleep in death. In his word the bible at Acts 24:15, it says that “There is going to be a resurrection. ” So their is a real hope of being reunited with your dear lossed loved ones again. May this marvelous hope bring comfort and encouragement to your hearts. Sincerely

  2. Barnes Family

    Praying for your comfort and healing during this time. Leslie was a sweetie, treasure the time spent with her.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort you through his word the Bible and the gift of prayer. With caring thoughts.

  4. Virginia Todd Hardy

    To the Family of Leslie Barnes,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you. Leslie was a Lady of faith and prayer. May you be comforted and strengthen .
    Virginia Hardy, parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church

  5. Clintonia Constant

    To the family of Leslie Barnes
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. My God comfort you during these times. God is your all in all.

  6. Stephanie Kendrick and family

    To the family of Leslie Barnes Prayers going up for the family. So SORRY for your loss.

  7. CaroL D Williams , aks Knee-C

    Alison, so sorry to hear about your sister. May the peace of God rest with u as u began to heal the hurt from the loss of your sister. Love u

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