February 11, 2008
Keefer Street Willard OH 44890 2/15/2008 14:00:00
Keefer Street Willard OH 44890 2/16/2008 13:00:00
Roland L. Barnett, age 27, resident of Norwalk, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 at his home. He was born May 30, 1980 in Grundy, Virginia to Earl and Pauline (Wheeler) Barnett and had been a Willard resident for about seven years then moving to Norwalk for the past three years. He enjoyed going to church when he had a way to go, fishing, playing guitar, singing, karaoke, playing basketball, playing video games and going out to eat..
He is survived by his father Earl Barnett Jr. of North Carolina; Mother, Pauline Barnett; three brothers, Sammy Barnett of Willard, and Earl Barnett Jr. III of Columbus, Ohio, and Lloyd Barnett of North Carolina; one sister, Crissie Ann (Barnett) Parker of Squire, West Virginia; his girl friend, Danett Reidy of Collins, Ohio; a special friend, Margaret Reidy of Collins, Ohio; three special aunts, Ora Metcalf of Willard, Barbara Salmein of Michigan and Opal Lester of West Virginia; one special uncle, Samuel Barnett of North Carolina; a special cousin, Linda D. McBee of Willard; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ethel Murphy and Earl Barnett Sr.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler; great grandparents, Ora and Richard Short; two uncles, Eddie Dean Barnett and John Murphy Jr.; and a special aunt and uncle, Dicie and Willie Barnett.
Friends may call at the Freewill Baptist Church on Keefer Street on Friday, February 15, 2008 from 2:00 – 9:00 PM, where a service will be held at 6:00 PM. There will be a visitation Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the church until the time of the service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Ronald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial expressions may be made to family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
i did not learn of this untill after the service.young mr roland was a very nice guy, and i will miss him. i knew him well. last time i saw him was in norwalk. he and his lady friend were riding bikes and stopped to talk for awhile.my deepest sorrow to her and roland’s family, expecially sammy, because i know him well and he is a dear friend.
We knew Roland for two years from baker street and he was a very special person. He would always come to our apartment and hang out or talk or trade and sell things with us. We knew his heart he was such a wonderful and special gift to the earth. I was blessed to receive guitars from him and a watch i stil wear, which now will hold even more meaning. We were very saddened to hear of the loss of this young man. We pray ALL his family and friends will find comfort in the life he lived and the legacy of kindness he has left us all!
May the Lords comfort be with you at this time. I only knew Roland for a short time, but his smile will live on in my heart.
So sorry for your loss!
TO ROWLANDS BELOVED FAMILY AND SPECIAL FRIENDS,
I CAME TO KNOW ROWLAND AS A PLEASANT NEIGHBOR ,IN CONCORD APTS. HE TRULY ALWAYS GREETED ALL OF HIS NEIGHBORS WITH A SMILE AND A WAVE OF HELLO.
I BELIEVE HE WOULD HAVE HELPED ANYONE AT ANYTIME IF ASKED .BLESSINGS IN A FAST WORLD ,HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY HI AND SMILE REMINDING US WE ARE NEVER ALONE .WE WILL MISS HIM AS A NICE HELPFUL NEIGHBOR,AND FRIEND GOD,S BLESSINGS TO ALL WHOM HE HAS TOUCHED AND HIS FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.