Angela Heath Barnes
Born and raised in Douglassville, Angela was one that could do it all. She was rough and tough from an early age and was known for riding horses, even the occasional bull to show her strength and determination. She continued to show these two characteristics throughout her life.
Angela Heath Barnes, 59, of Douglassville, TX, entered her eternal life on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, with Randy and loved ones by her side.
Angela was born on May 27, 1962, to Bessie Neal and the late Ben Joseph Heath of Douglassville. She is survived by the love of her life, Randy Barnes, whom she married on December 8, 1984. She is also survived by her “boys” Jamie(Christy), Joey(Christy), Jared and her five beloved grandchildren Taylor, Kyler, Kaydence, Ryder and Mila.
Angela lived to love people. Acts 20:35 reminds us of her life attributes the most, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘it is more blessed to give than to receive.’” This verse spoke well of her life. She unselfishly poured herself into everyone around her. Her God given talent was to teach children and her love for kids was evident in all aspects of her life. She poured her heart into teaching Sunday School, often saying she received more than she gave. She also had a career in teaching, serving 36 years at Atlanta Primary School and was a significant blessing to her students and colleagues. Angela was often more drawn to the ones who were more difficult to love, a character trait she inherited from her daddy.
While she loved other people’s kids, she loved her kids the most. Even though she never had a daughter, Jamie blessed her with Taylor whom she cherished emphatically. During all of Taylor’s 13 years of school, she cooked breakfast for her and Jamie every single morning. Angela never missed Joey’s ball games and loved to hear Randy retell the State Championship game. Jared was her handsome baby boy whom she loved and supported in his multiple talents including his fearless sense of adventure, sports, and hunting, even to the point of allowing his hunting trophies to be hung in the new house.
Angela was very creative and had many hobbies including: cooking, baking, cake decorating, reading, studying the Word of God, gardening, her dern “domesticated” dogs, and her latest being the restoration of local Blue Bird habitats. You may have even seen her Blue Bird boxes around town. While these passions were her way of giving to others, her ultimate passion was doting on her husband, boys, and grands. Randy and Angela were the love of each other’s lives, faithful and equally yoked. Their hobbies were always intentional with the sole purpose of spending more time with each other. Their most recent joy was riding the side by side to view God’s Douglassville sunsets.
We are confident she is enjoying a reunion in heaven with her daddy, Ben Joseph Heath. Mom, sisters Karen(Keith) Tromza and Kay Gilbert, brother Curtis(Tammy) Heath, Aunt Brenda McCoy, sister in-law Joan(Dale) Clayton, brother in-laws Ronald (Jan) and Rickey (Donna) Barnes, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins will continue to cherish all the memories and undoubtedly carry on her spirit of strength and determination.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, at FBC Atlanta, TX, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Brother Wes Mills officiating.
Visitation was held on Friday, April 15th, 6-8 p.m .at Hanner Funeral Service. Interment was in Douglassville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Douglassville Cemetery Association, 3396 CR 2338 Douglassville, TX 75560.