Dorothy (Berger) Barnes

Obituary of Dorothy Theresa (Berger) Barnes

Dorothy Theresa (Berger) Barnes, "Dottie," 87, passed away in Virginia on December 4th, with her family at her side. Dorothy was born as the only child to the late Joseph and Alice Berger on June 16th, 1934 in Syracuse New York. Dorothy attended high school and later received her GED. Upon completion, she received certification as a CNA which enabled her to do work as a private duty nurse. Dorothy had been an active member of Westminster Presbyterian church in Syracuse and immensely enjoyed attending church at Living Waters Church of God in Dutton, VA.

Dorothy was preceded in death by husband Robert Barnes and son Thomas J Probst. Dorothy was the loving mother of Linda Moore (James) of New York, Starr Nicholas (Stephen) of Virginia and Shannon Tatlock Wicks of New York. Equally loved were her stepchildren, Robert R. Barnes (now deceased), Bonnie Smith, John Barnes and Amy Youngjohn.

Besides her children, Dorothy's "pride and joy" were her grandchildren, Brianna, Jordon, Adelle, Carly, Colin, Chelsea, Jacee, Jovee, Tyler and Ross.

In addition, she had numerous great-grandchildren that always added the sparkle to her beautiful blue eyes!

Through the years Dorothy made many close, dear and often lifelong friendships. People found her easy to love and were attracted to her down-to-earth nature. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, cooking and baking - of which she often shared most generously with others! Although raised in New York, Dorothy truly loved Virginia and lived there on several occasions throughout her life, including during her final days.

Dorothy's greatest joy in which she received immeasurable peace, contentment and happiness was her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She often quoted her favorite scripture, "I can do all things through Jesus Christ which strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13.

Her presence will be dearly missed in all of our lives, but her Legacy will live on forever until we meet again wrapped in the arms of Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


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