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“Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the loving God of all comfort and promised hope strengthen you during this...Read More »
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“Mrs. Letha Barnes was my spiritual counselor and my aunt. We had phone conversations often and I loved her very much. She was an awesome lady who...Read More »
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Evangelist Leatha Julia Barnes, 87, of William Street, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Joseph Barnes.

Letha was born to the late Olein and Lizzie (Britten) Collins on May 7, 1931 in Rains, South Carolina. Letha was the last surviving child of Lizzie and Olein.

Evangelist Barnes moved up North as a young woman to Peeksill, NY with her brother Woodrow. Letha was previously married to the late Phillip Dustin Tallman Sr. and had four children. She later went on to marry the late Joseph "Boot" Barnes and had one more child.
Letha was known for her praying. She would pray from sunrise to sunset calling out all her children, grandchildren, friends, and family. She prayed for everyone without cease. Letha was a foster parent to four children and worked as a CNA at hospitals in the area. When she was mobile she was very involved in the community. She loved her family and enjoyed family time. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Letha will be remembered as an Evangelist, a mother, role model, grandmother, spiritual counselor, but most of all she will be missed for her prayer warrior clapping hands.

Letha leaves to mourn her passing, her four daughters; Debra Mcgee, Lesha Crews, Cynthia Tallman, and JoDena Barnes all of Danbury, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins including special grand children that she raised as her own, Ann Marie Wilson, Tyrone Tallman, Ihisha Oyebanji and Thikisha Tallmam. She was pre deceased by her only son, Dustin Tallman Jr. and her six siblings; Elizabeth, Marie, Sallie Mae, Woodrow, Sammy and Lee.