Rebecca Durant Barnes, 77, departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 28, 2013 after a long illness at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. Born in Sumter County on May 24, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Moultrie Durant and Janie Jackson Durant.
Ruby married the late Willie Aaron Barnes in 1975 and soon after made Sumter their permanent home.
Elder Barnes was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church all of her life, where she served as a member of the senior choir, Deacon Board and Moderator for the Presbyterian Women.
She leaves to cherish her memories: one sister, Almeta Cook; one brother, Johnnie Lee Durant (Queen); three sisters-in-law, Rosa Lee, Ann and Florence (Charles); ten grandchildren, two of which she helped raised, Nicole and Monique; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 from the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church USA, 4620 Queen Chapel Road, Dalzell, with the Reverend Dr. Franklin D. Colclough, officiating, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Carnell Hampton.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral processional will leave from her home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.