Dr. Henri Maria Barnwell, of Chesapeake, joined a host of angels April 29, 2013. She was born February 26, 1965, to Mary L. and the late Robert Henry Barnwell. Dr. Henri Barnwell graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1983. She received her bachelor of arts from Hollins College in 1987 and her doctor of medicine from the University of Virginia Medical School in 1991. She received her residency from Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in 1994. She was the Assistant Professor of Community Pediatrics, Medical Students, Residents and the Longitudinal Generalist Medical Program.
Dr. Barnwell was employed with Tidewater Pediatric Consultants from 1994 to 2002. She was also cofounder of Pediatric Partners of Hampton Roads from 2002 to 2011. She was also employed with Sentara Atlantic Pediatrics, Private Contractor for PhyAmerica and CasePro (Physician Contractor).
Dr. Barnwell was chief of Pediatrics from 2001 to 2011 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and President of Elect for Chesapeake RMC. She was also a volunteer and board member of Chesapeake Care Clinic and Medical Advisory for Chesapeake Public Schools.
A funeral service was held 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Norfolk. A viewing was held Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. The entombment will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Mountain View Estates, 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, VA 24065.
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street, is in charge. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com