Donell Barnes

Died: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 07, 2017
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Thu., Sep. 07, 2017
Location: Garr Funeral Home

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Donell Barnes, 56, of Erie, passed away on Thursday August 24, 2017 in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Martha Ann Ellis and John Hollis Barnes.

Donell attended East High School and achieved his GED in 1984. He thrived on helping other people in their time of need, giving good advice and being a family man every chance he got. Donell was a devoted father and grandfather and spent lots of quality time with them going on road trips. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He also loved to play pool, chess, and poker. He was an out-going man who always had a joke or two for you. His out-standing personality and contagious smile will forever be missed.

He is preceded in death by his brother Johnathan Miller.

He is survived by his wife Veronica Bradford Barnes of Erie, two daughters, Latoya Barnes of Erie, and Shalena Shanell of Buffalo, NY, 10 grandchildren, 6 brothers; Derrick Barnes (Marites), John Barnes, Elliot Miller, Willie Miller, Jimmie Prescott, Phillip Prescott, one sister, Cynthia Barnes and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc. 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Thursday from 4 PM until the time of the Life Tribute Funeral Service at 7 PM. Burial will be private. Please send condolences to

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