"The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want…" Psalm 23:1. Evangelist Brenda Gaines departed this life on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. She was married to the Reverend John Thomas Gaines, Sr., and to this union six children were born. She was a member of New Beginning Full Gospel under the leadership of Pastor Matthews and was the founder of Daughters of Zion Fellowship Ministries. She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving husband, Rev. John T. Gaines, Sr.; four sons, John Jr., Marcus (fiancé Lisa Jackson), Demetrius, and Johnthan Gaines; a daughter, Delia Brady (Michael), all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two brothers; Lionel Barnes (Robin), and John Barnes, Sr. (Debbie), all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Wanda Wilson (Charles), Jacksonville, Florida, and Rose Davis (Anthony), of Slaughter, Louisiana; 20 grandchildren; a special friend, Towanda Johnson; and a host or nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Amelia Barnes; a brother, Louis Barnes, Jr.; and sister, Bertha Morrison. Visiting was held at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, on Thursday, June 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visiting will be held at Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Ave., on Friday, June 8, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Roosevelt Nolan. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. "I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever…"
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on June 8, 2012