Mrs. Linda Joyce Barnes, 70, of McMinnville passed away April 22, 2019. She was born in Bessemer, Alabama on November 1, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents Eldridge Lee Chapman and Doris Greenbooth Chapman and by a brother, Edward Chapman.
She is survived by her husband, John "Jack" Barnes; two sons, Joseph Fulton and David (Brenda) Fulton both of McMinnville; two brothers, Walter Chapman of McMinnville and Neil Chapman of Florida; and six grandchildren, Sarah, Alex, Breanna, Diamond, Orion, and Edwin Fulton.
Mrs. Linda learned to work hard at an early age. She worked on farms picking and later as a seamstress in a garment factory. She had a sparkling personality and a get it done attitude. Family was her focus and whole reason for living. This especially related to her grandchildren. She spent as much time as she could with them. She enjoyed going dancing and listening to music, such as, country western, the crooners, and gospel. She liked going to flea markets, looking for unique things and bargains.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 11-1 pm. Funeral services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel at 1 pm. Tim Gentry will officiate. Her untimely passing left a void in the family and unexpected burdens. Due to this fact the family is requesting memorial donations in lieu of flowers to assist with expenses. Share thoughts and memories with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337