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Gloria Beatrice Lewis-Barnett

1941 ~ 2018 (age 77)

Gloria Beatrice Lewis-Barnett was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies on May 18, 1941 to the parents of Mavis & Clifford Green (both deceased).  On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Gloria transitioned onto glory. For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.  2 Corinthians 5:1

At 15 years old, she migrated with her parents to London, England.  There is where she met and married Mr. Arnaldo Lewis and from that union bore 4 children (Andrew, Everton, Aaron [Junior] and Lorna). 

Over several years, the family migrated to New York City.  Gloria worked as a Nursing Assistant for Margaret Tietz Nursing home for close to 32 years.  She also worked part-time for several years at Chapin Home for the Aging.  The union with Mr. Lewis ended and she married Mr. Cleveland (Basil) Barnett. They retired to a gated community in Hampton, Virginia.

While in Virginia, Gloria was a faithful member of Faith Church of God.  She was a soloist, a choir member and a prayer warrior.  She volunteered at Sentara CarePlex at the patient information desk as well as in the gift shop.  She was a member of the Red Hatters organization in Virginia.  In her retirement, she found a love for the gym.  Gloria was a lover of life and traveled extensively especially on cruises.  Her love for people touched everyone she encountered.  Her beautiful spirit was infectious.

Gloria leaves behind her husband, Cleveland Barnett, Her 4 children: Andrew, Everton, Junior and Lorna. Her grandchildren: Shanay, Justin, Terrence, Anthony, Rene, Cory and Chloe.  Four step-children, 10 grand children and two great-grandchildren.  Her siblings: Frances Benjamin (brother in law – Edward Benjamin), Aver Green, Beulah Forbes and Beverley Lyseight.  A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She will surely be missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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