Fallen Hero: SSG Jerrie Barnes (Ret)

Silver Creek

Funeral Home

Johnson Funeral Home

1112 Fred Street Prentiss, MS


Tuesday , February 6, 2024, 1-6pm and Wednesday, Lucas Church of Christ, 12-1pm.


1 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Lucas Church of Christ, Holiness


Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary 

Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on January 30, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  SSG Jerrie Barnes (Ret), age 73, who had served in the MSARNG within the 106th Support Battalion has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. 

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright, and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:  

Mr. Jerrie Barnes, 73, of Silver Creek, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at Asbury Hospice House, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

He is the son of the late Elijah, Sr. and Jennie Barnes. He was a member of Lucas Church of Christ Holiness USA, Prentiss, Mississippi. He served as an usher, chairman of the Trustee Board, choir and kitchen committee. He served in the U. S. Army and the Mississippi Air National Guard.

Mr. Barnes is a retired mill wright who loved showtrucks, old school automobiles, horses, bulldogs, welding and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Lucas Church of Christ Holiness USA at 1:00pm. Interment will be at Lucas Cemetery, Silver Creek, Mississippi.

He is survived by: wife, Pamela Barnes of Silver Creek, MS; sons, Jerrie T. Barnes and W. Eric Barnes both of Silver Creek, MS; daughter, Natasha Barnes of Greenville, MS; brothers, Elijah Barnes, Jr., Larry Barnes and Charles Barnes all of Silver Creek, MS; sisters, Lula Grinstead, Edna Madison, Sarah Gholar and Sylvia Rogers all of Silver Creek, MS; Estella Stringer of Gulfport, MS; grandchildren: 4; great-grandchildren: 1.

Family hour will be Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home, 12-1pm; visitation will be 1-6pm and Wednesday at the church, 12-1pm.