William "Shank" Barnes Jr. departed this life on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Lollie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence, LA. Son of the late William Barnes Sr. and Audrey Barnes Junior. Loving father of William Barnes Shears III, Kendra Shears McElwee, and the late Joseph Shears. Brother of Tyrone, Glendale, and Lindell Junior. Grandfather of Travis, Dejoin, Wilenecia, Jay, Nekia, Kyla, Aaliyah, and A'mea Shears. Also survived by the mother of his children Gloria Shears, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Littlejohn Funeral Home, 2163 Aubry Street for 10:00 am. Pastor Michael Payne officiating. Parlor Visitation 9:00 am until hour of services. Burial will be private. Professional services entrusted to Littlejohn Funeral Home, 2163 Aubry St. Cal K. Johnson, Manager/Funeral Director, (504) 940-0045.
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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2014