Visitation Information:

January 15th, 2021 at 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

January 16th, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Poplar Springs Baptist Church
3104 Poplar Springs Church Road Gainesville, GA 30507

Mrs. Shawnna Lawson Barnes, 55

Mrs. Shawnna Lawson Barnes, age 55, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church with interment following at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev. Matthew Vandergriff will officiate. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Mrs. Barnes was born March 3, 1965 to the late Shirley & Delores Upson Lawson in Atlanta.  She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked for the City of Gainesville Water Department.  Shawnna will be remembered as compassionate, loving and kind.

Mrs. Barnes is survived by her husband of 34 years, Mark Barnes of Flowery Branch.

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to           

Condolences 21
Belinda Folkes 2021-01-11 14:13:00
Shawnna was a sweet, wonderful lady. She will be greatly missed.
Cheryl Owenby 2021-01-11 14:27:54
My deepest sympathies. It was a pleasure to know such a sweet lady who always had a smile on her face. Praying for her husband and family during this difficult time.
Tammy Duran 2021-01-11 14:43:19
Mark and Family - You all are in my thoughts and prayers as you try to accept the heartache of losing Shawnna. I will certainly miss seeing her at work as she always had a smile on her face or something funny to say as we start the day. In loving memory...Tammy
Gina Mann 2021-01-11 20:03:43
Shawnna I will miss working with you and the fun we had talking silly pictures on snapchat. My thoughts and prayers for you Mark. Please let us know if we can do anything to help.
Stanley Pierce 2021-01-11 20:31:02
Praying for the family. May God comfort and bless you as you walk thru this valley.
BILLY M. DUZAN 2021-01-12 09:59:05
Marisol Salazar 2021-01-12 12:01:48
Shawnna I will miss you very much. I will miss our crafting conversations. Mark my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Vicki Bentley 2021-01-12 12:07:15
So very sorry for your loss, Mark !
Joy Bates 2021-01-12 13:23:26
Mark, So sorry for your loss, but rejoicing that Shawann is now with the Lord.
Linda Rodriquez 2021-01-12 19:10:53
My Freind, I will always miss you, your smile your good mornings, good evenings, Blessings and my sincere Condolences Mr Mark.
Mary Job 2021-01-13 16:16:16
Mark, my deep condolences on your loss. Shawnna will long exist in my memories for her wonderful wit and observations. God's peace be with you
Debbie Stitcher 2021-01-14 09:41:05
Shawnna was a true friend. She always knew how to make me laugh. Her love for Mark was truly a beautiful thing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mark.
Misty Jorek 2021-01-14 11:45:03
My deepest condolences to Mark. Shawnna was always so sweet and will be missed.
Amy Bennett 2021-01-14 14:39:06
Mark, We have only met a couple of times but I am the Division Manager over Customer Service at the Water Department. Unfortunately I will be quarantined the day of Shawnna's service. I am so sorry for your loss. We are going to miss Shawnna so much. She was an important part of our Water Resources' family. I always enjoyed seeing her smiling face. Please let us know if we can be of any help to you. Amy Bennett
Racheal Carter 2021-01-15 09:31:29
Mark, I am so very sorry for your loss. Shawnna will be deeply missed! I will miss her sweet smile. She always made it a point to greet me each morning and to ask how I was doing. I will really miss that. My thought and prayers are with you as you try and process the loss of your wife. God Bless :)
Barbara Copeland 2021-01-15 14:04:59
Mark, I’m so sorry for your loss of Shawnna. Prayers for you and the family.
Don Dye 2021-01-15 15:28:18
I was so saddened to hear of Shawnna's passing. She was always so fun to share silly jokes with... and her smile would absolutely light up the room! May she rest in peace. Mark, please reach out to us... her work family... if there is anything we can do; I can only imagine the sense of loss you feel. We are SINCERELY here for you.
Lisa Nation 2021-01-15 21:32:03
Mark...William and I are thinking of you. We are here if you need us.
Matt and Jennifer Stitcher 2021-01-15 23:23:56
Mrs. Shawnna will always be remembered as such a sweet, witty, fun to be around, beautiful lady. Our prayers are with you Mark.
Carolyn Parks 2021-01-16 15:09:56
Mark. So sorry for your loss. May you have God's peace that surpasses all understanding. Please know you are in our prayers.
David and Teresa Stephens 2021-01-18 15:48:04
Mark, we are so very sorry for your loss. Shawnna was such a sweet, sweet lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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