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Simon Greydon Barrows, age 12, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, in Metairie, LA, after a tragic accident. Simon will always be deeply loved by parents Frederick and Patricia, younger brother Finnian, as well as his extended family and friends. A native and resident of the Greater New Orleans area, Simon was a 7th grader at Riverdale Middle and attended Phoebe Hearst Elementary and Parkway Presbyterian Preschool. He spent many summers at Kehoe-France day camp and forged some of his closest friendships with fellow campers. Simon had a deep passion for art, computers, Minecraft, music, and game programming. He was an incredibly giving and openhearted boy who unfailingly saw the good in others. Though his immediate, uniquely wonderful presence will be profoundly missed, his spirit, laugh, and sense of joy will endure for all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him during the 4,606 days he was with us. In passing, Simon provided the ultimate gifts a person can give as an organ donor to LOPA. Aside from his immediate family, Simon is survived by his Grandmothers Carolyn Barrows and Joyce James, his Uncles Jon J. Barrows and Addo Barrows, his Aunt Cynthia James, as well as many other second cousins, great aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by Grandfathers Jon A. Barrows and Robert "Sonny" James. An appreciation of life for Simon will be held Saturday, February 21, at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home (4747 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA, 70006) from 4 pm until 6:30 pm. It will be informal and open to all who wish to attend. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your preferred charity. Condolences may be offered at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2015.
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March 17, 2016
He was a good friend.
March 6, 2015
Simon was a wonderful child of God. It was truly a blessing to know Simon. He always lit up the classroom everyday and was always kind to everyone. Simon will be greatly missed and will stay in all of our hearts. My prayers go out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is a hole that can never be filled. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Meredith Winn
March 1, 2015
Simon was a dear friend to me and he will be remembered
Tyler Borne
February 27, 2015
Simon enjoying Art Class at Phoebe Hearst
February 26, 2015
Simon was a truly loved person by my friends and I. He will be remembered forever.
Alyssa Ruiz
February 26, 2015
Dear Larry and Patricia, I just came across this terribly sad news while looking for another obituary. We have not seen each other in many years, but my heart truly aches for you and your family. While I know no words can be expressed to bring you comfort during this difficult time, my hope for you is that your memories of Simon will provide you with warmth and light to guide you through this dark time. I never had the pleasure of meeting Simon, but having known you I have no doubt that Simon was an exceptional young man. My sincerest condolences to you, Finn, and your family.

Katrina K.
Katrina Kourkoutis
February 24, 2015
My sons went to school with Simon. We are deeply saddened at the news of his passing and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Simon.
Dallas Braham
February 24, 2015
sorry for your loss Mr. and Mrs. finn
Nick Sharpe
February 24, 2015
I did not know him personally but I always saw him playing with a big heart
Nick Sharpe
February 24, 2015
Our hearts are broken. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers.
Stephen, Siri, & Addie Regan
February 23, 2015
A Mother's sorrow felt so deep in the heart of another Mother. Praying for peace and comfort.
February 23, 2015
I can't imagine the sorrow of losing a child. Your family has been and will continue to be in my prayers. May God grant you peace.
Robyn Foret
February 22, 2015
Dear Patricia, Larry and Finn
All our thoughts and prayers go to Simon and to the whole family.
"Je ne suis pas parti, je suis juste de l'autre cote du chemin..."
Asif and Dominique Anwar
February 22, 2015
Dear Patricia, Larry and Finn
All our thoughts and prayers go to Simon and to you all in this time of sorrow.
Asif and Dominique Anwar
February 22, 2015
I had the privilege of being Simon's art teacher for two years, and I believe I learned more from him than he did from me. He was a truly gifted soul who saw things in a special way. I feel I am a richer man for having known him. My prayers are with all of his family and friends.
Gil D'Aquin
February 22, 2015
I am devastated to know that this beautiful child is no longer with us. Ms. Carolyn I am so very sorry for your loss, but know God has him now and he is in the best hands. Prayers and condolences for you and the family. My heart is heavy today..
Steven Prejean
February 22, 2015
I am so sorry for you loss. I worked with Mrs Joyce for many years at ochsner. I remember when Simon was born. There was such joy on 9th floor for everyone. You are all in my prayers. Marie Sparacello
February 21, 2015
I had one class with Simon and I always saw a smile on his face and he always made everyone laugh all the time.I am so sorry for your loss and you will be in my prayers.
Britni Billings
February 21, 2015
My deepest condolences. Your family will remain in my prayers. May God grant you peace in this time of suffering.
Stephanie Beter
February 21, 2015
Peace.
Joy
February 21, 2015
Dear Patricia, Fred, Finn, My sincere condolences. I will not be able to be there for Simon's Services but know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. if I can be of help in any way, please do not hesitate to call on me.

Tom Latusa
February 21, 2015
Dear Patricia, Larry and Finn
We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved Simon. We are thinking of you and wish we could be there with you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.
fondly, Mary and Patrick
Patrick Delafontaine
February 21, 2015
Im so sorry for the loss of your grandson.This is truly heartbreaking.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.Mrs James,if there is anything you or your family needs,please know that i am there for you.may the love of family and friends guide you through your grief.
mary collier
February 20, 2015
The human spirit can neither be created nor destroyed. May Simon's spirit, then, move within and about you, comforting you with his continual presence.
Caring citizen
February 20, 2015
He was a bright and beautiful light in our lives and words alone cannot convey the sadness we feel over his passing. We can only pray that courage and grace be given to his family.
With deepest sorrow,
Uncle Ralph and Aunt Maria
Ralph McMillan
February 20, 2015
Imy Simon
Riverdale Middle school
February 20, 2015
Simon was a good kid. He was always so nice and caring. We will miss seeing him around school. He will be dearly missed.
Kelsey Warren
February 20, 2015
Simon, at Audubon Zoo, 2011
February 20, 2015
Simon, age 3, during Katrina evacuation.
February 20, 2015
Simon, 2010
February 20, 2015
Simon on new bike, 2012
February 20, 2015
Simon at summer camp, 2011
February 20, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 20, 2015
On Monday, February 23rd we will write RIP Simon on our wrists at riverdale middle school
Riverdale middle School
February 20, 2015
My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. God bless
Yolanda Windsay
February 20, 2015
Offering my deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. May Almighty God provide peace and strength as you endure this extremely difficult time.
Yvonne Baker
February 20, 2015
I am so sorry for Your loss and I'm so sorry this happened to him. He was such a sweet kid. I'm gonna miss seeing him. Praying for his family and friends.
I'm sure he made it to a happier place.. Rest in peace Simon.
Janae Luminais
February 20, 2015
you was such a good kid Simon
shavana walker
February 20, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss I'm sure he was a great kid.
trinity jolivett
February 19, 2015
Simon you was such a good person you were funny & very smart smartest one in our class but you was a very loving person and a wonderful gift to the world hearing and writing about this is tearing me apart
shavana walker
February 19, 2015
I was very shocked when I heard this. My prayers are with his family. He was very funny and smart. He will be dearly missed.
Austin Barrett
February 19, 2015
Simion was a good person RIP
Rodney Jackson
February 19, 2015
I'm sorry for your lost. Simon was a great friend, he was smart , nice, and very artistic. He will truly be missed around school and class will never be the same. Words can't describe how I feel. I guess God couldn't wait for one of his sweetest and dearest angels. R.I.P Simon.
A'lijah Barker
February 19, 2015
May simon rest in peace and I'm praying for him and his family
karissa solis
February 19, 2015
You will forever be missed. I will miss seeing you in class an at school.
Savannah Adams
February 19, 2015
Simon was such a sweet kid , this made my heart drop . You will forever be missed simon , you were so friendly . I will miss you in class keeping prayers to all of the family, so sorry for your loss
Savannah Adams
February 19, 2015
At times like this words aren't sufficient...Please know
my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Joyce, anyone
that knows you, knew of your great love & pride in your grandson, Simon,
your Ochsner family is here for you, always. My sincere sympathy
Kelly Pratt
February 19, 2015
I have very big sympathy for him and his family I used to go school with him but I didn't know him very well but he was a good kid my prayers are with him and his family in this difficult time
Madison Dupre
February 19, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. I had a couple of classes with Simon. He was a great kid, and a great friend of mine. He was also super intelligent. He will always be remembered <3 R.I.P
Scarleth Medina
February 19, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Lauren Crescioni
February 19, 2015
With my deepest sympathy to the Barrows family. I will miss you Simon Barrows!
C Romero
February 19, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family, in this difficult time in your life. May God give you "power beyond what is normal", to cope from day to day. Remember that God can help you to endure any and everything you may face. 2Corinthians 4:7. ~ J.D.
February 19, 2015
Simon was a good friend to my son, Henry. He is heartbroken by this loss and will truly miss his laughter and light. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you during this terribly difficult time.
Monet and Kelly France
February 19, 2015
My heart is heavy. No words can express my sadness. I will continue to pray for your family. Know your Tulane family is here for you in this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.
Lesa Williams
February 19, 2015
We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. Simon will be a part of our paryers.
Kerri & Joe Becker
February 19, 2015
You are in the Lord's arms now. God Bless you
Nita Randolph
February 19, 2015
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. May your faith guide you through your grief and give you the strength to bear you pain. Simon will always be with you in your memories and heart.
Nita Randolph
February 19, 2015
My heart and prayers go out to your family in this time of need.
Carol Gadwaw
February 19, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthens you in this time of grief. 2 Corinth. 1:3,4.
Paulette
February 19, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this sorrow filled time.
Shirley Buras
February 19, 2015
Praying for the whole family
Geralyn Levy Kieffer
February 19, 2015
I'm so sorry for y'all loss. My prays are with Simon's parents and family. May God nd Prays be with yall
Geralyn Levy Kieffer
February 19, 2015
Dearest Family,
May you all embrace continuous love and comfort from one another, family, friends and our Almighty Father. Pamela
Pamela Johnson
February 19, 2015
Tricia, Larry, Finn, and all family: words cannot express. Just know you are loved.
Jackie Oser
February 19, 2015
Our children have a lot in common and I am so sorry for your loss. I know from experience that your son will be deeply missed by all who have known and still love him. Know that if you need to talk I am available to listen. I am deeply saddened by your loss and moved enough to reach out to you and your family. My deepest condolences, I truly understand how special your son was and is true lo your family.
Dawn Vslles
February 19, 2015
Dawn Valles
February 18, 2015
I never taught Simon directly but remember him so fondly . He was truly a child that would bring light to a room. I am honored to have crossed paths with such a special child. I'm so sorry for your loss.
February 18, 2015
As a friend of his cousin, Carol, I know how much joy he brought to the family. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and pray for you all. May God give you comfort.
Stephanie Avakian
February 18, 2015
Our Family is keeping Yours in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. God bless you and yours, Barrows Family.
Elizabeth Lafferty
February 18, 2015
I have no words to express my sadness at this. Your family will remain in my thoughts. I know that you will continue to find comfort in knowing that Simon granted the gift of life to so many others.
Jen Huber
February 18, 2015
As a teacher of this precious child, I truly know how kindhearted and gentle Simon was. He is a student I will never forget and I know this sweet angel is in heaven watching over us today and always. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I know God will give all of us strength during this difficult time.
Robyn Gentinetta
February 18, 2015
My deepest sympathy. I will continue to pray for all of you.
Marykathryn Potter
February 18, 2015
My deepest condolences.
Anitra Haupt
February 18, 2015
Praying for your peace, strength, and continued faith. Cindy Randall (Metairie)
February 18, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Be assured that you and your family have a special guardian angel.
Gina Kahrs
February 18, 2015
We send our love and prayers to you.
Christy, Lance, Luke, Cole Miller
February 18, 2015
May God Bless and keep you.
Ava LHerisse
February 18, 2015
No words can ever express the sadness I feel for you and your family at this time. I pray that God keep you and your family close to him and comfort you as you heal from this terrible loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God Bless and keep you.
Ava LHerisse
February 18, 2015
Words cannot express the heartfelt condolences that I have for your family, I know that God and his infinite wisdom is in control, God bless, strengthen and keep you all, Cheryl
February 18, 2015
My thoughts & prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.
Lisa Trosclair Lofton/MCA '85
Lisa Lofton
February 18, 2015
Fred, there is no bond as great as that between a Parent and a child. My deepest condolences are with you and your family as you grieve.
Wanda Thompson
February 18, 2015
Fred, you, your wife, son, and the rest of your family has my deepest sympathy.
Take care of yourselves!!!

Mary Johnson
February 18, 2015
Always in my thoughts.
Melanie Larrieu
February 18, 2015
Our family is thinking of you (from around the world). Our hearts and love are with all of you. Simon was such a lovely person. I will miss him.
Sonia Knapp
February 18, 2015
I am so sorry, guys. Y'all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Keith
February 18, 2015
My family is thinking and praying for yours during this difficult time.
Love
Nicole, Morgan and Mars
Nicole Durant
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