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Marquelis Barnes

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Barnes, Marquelis
Marquelis Barnes, 16, aka "Quel-Bandz", born October 20, 2000 in Columbus, OH, passed away June 29, 2017. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and was a member of New Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Missionary Church in Pataskala. A rising senior at Focus Learning Academy, Marquelis was comical and loved music, basketball, playing PS4 with close friends, spending time with his family, and being outdoors cutting grass and doing yard work. Preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Raymond and Lily Bea (nee Sparks) Stone, Mellie Pearl Ward, and William "Lee" Noble, paternal grandmother Bernadette Teaque, and paternal grandfather Bishop George Ware. He is a beloved son of Christie Barnes (DuJuan) of Columbus, and David Shaquan Burton (Lisa) of West Virginia; loving baby brother of Kierra Barnes; and beloved grandson of Rev. William "Dee" and Lynn Marie (nee Stone) Barnes. Marquelis is also survived by his brother Daquan Burton and best friend/brother Victor Walker of Columbus; godparents, Sherry Woods of Dayton, OH, and Angela and Victor Walker of Columbus; special father figure Ronald Brown of Columbus; paternal grandmother Theresa Ware; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. His kind, quiet, and gentle spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Celebration of Life 12 noon, Friday, July 14, 2017 at Whitehall Church of The Nazarene, 739 S. Yearling Rd., where his family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To express condolences to the Barnes family, please visit Marquelis' online memory book at


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 12, 2017
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