Leonora “Gypsy” Barnes

Leonora “Gypsy” Barnes, Age 81 of Kenedy, TX passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on April 11, 1937 in Kenedy to the late Feliciano and Maria Farias Garza. She married James Barnes, Sr. on Sept. 16, 1958 in Laredo, TX who precedes her in death. She retired as a Certified Nurses Aide for Larkwood Nursing home, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and beloved friend to many.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Barnes, Sr.; parents Feliciano and Maria F. Garza; and a sister, Maria “Pancake” Garcia.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Guerrero and husband Armando of Tustin, CA., Brenda Villanueva and husband Edward of Mont Belvieu, TX; sons, James Barnes, Jr. and wife Phyllis of Karnes City, TX, Michael Barnes and Terri Koenning of Floresville, TX, Mark Allen Barnes and April of Kenedy, TX, Brian Barnes and Cheryl of Kenedy, TX; sisters, Dava Ramirez of Mathis, TX, Demeteria Vela of Clio, MI, Mary Lou Herrera of San Antonio, TX, Lucy Garza of College Station, Clara Ramos of Victoria, TX, Carolyn Martinez of Kenedy, TX; brother, Epinemio Garza of San Antonio, TX; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and special companion Blue.

A Holy Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7PM in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10AM at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert Hermann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Kenedy Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers are Brian Barnes, Jr., Edward Lee Villanueva, Michael Wayne Barnes, Jr., Eddie Barnes, Jr., Ebony Lerma, Ethan Garcia, Jason Smart and Tony Perez.