Rosa Lee Barnes, Funeral services for Rosa Lee Barnes, 91, of Rosenberg, TX, are 2 PM Mon, May 7, 2012, First Presbyterian Church, 1400 Radio Lane, Rosenberg, TX, 77471, with Rev. Rhonda Detenbeck officiating. Burial in Davis Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, TX.
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Visitation 5-7 PM Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Chapel, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Rosa Lee Barnes passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 3, 2012. She was born on September 27, 1920, in Needville, TX, the oldest of 5 children born to William H. Wieghat and Martha Tielke Wieghat. She grew up there and then moved to Houston where in 1944 she met the love of her life, John D. Barnes. After the birth of their son, Dwain, they moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina. After returning to Rosenberg in 1955, she has been a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church in Rosenberg. Rosa Lee was devoted to her family and friends. She was a skilled seamstress and owned a Fabric Store in Rosenberg for many years. She also worked in the clothing department at the Richmond State School.
Survived by her son, Dwain Barnes and wife, Lynn; grandsons, Bret Barnes and wife, Sarah, Chad Barnes and wife, Jenina, and grand daughter, Christen Barnes; two great grandsons, Trenton and Korbin Barnes; sisters, Lily Bishop, Benita Walzel and husband, Gilbert, and Leona Griffith; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wieghat; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; husband, John Barnes; brother, Lawrence Wieghat; and friend, Edward Kaminski.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Kindred Hospital in Sugar Land, TX.
Memorials to Epilepsy Foundation of Texas, 2630 Fountainview, Suite 210, Houston, TX 77057.
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 5, 2012