P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Virginia Ann Forrest Barnett
June 7, 1939 - February 19, 2024

Virginia Ann Forrest Barnett

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Virginia Ann Forrest Barnett, age 84 of Monticello, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024, in Spearsville, LA. She was born June 7, 1939, in Monticello, AR to the late William Christopher ''Cap'' Forrest and Clara Belle Chisom Forrest.
She was the widow of Rex Barnett, a retired Burlington Industries employee, and member of Rose Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Virginia enjoyed fishing and working on jigsaw puzzles. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Billy Forrest, Jack Forrest, Cecil Forrest, and Bobby Forrest; daughter-in-law, Melissa Jeffers Barnett; and two sons-in-law, Junior Frost and Jerry Dale Rhodes.
She is survived by her children, Jami Frost, Glenda Williams, Chantay Ramsey, and William Bubba Barnett; grandchildren, Ashley Frost, Zach Frost, Clifford Curtis, Bobby Ozment, Paul (P.J.) Joseph, Anna Harrellson, Makayla Barnett and Laura Barnett; along with a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024, in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello with Rev. Tim McDaniel officiating. Pallbearers are Chris Forrest, Michael Forrest, Dewayne Forrest, Randy Forrest, Monty Ray Barnett, and Michael Barnett. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky and Randy Wooten. You can sign Mrs. Virginia's guestbook registry on this page.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Graveside Services
Thursday, February 22, 2024
1:00 p.m.
Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt
Monticello, AR  71655
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Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt St
Monticello, AR  71655
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  1. Janet McKiever
    I am so sorry for the loss of your
  2. Sharon Shook McIntyre
    Family of Virginia,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Virginia. I had the pleasure of knowing her and Rex for many years throughout the years Burlington was operating here in Monticello. She was such a kind soul. The last time I talked to her she was working at the older DG. It was always good to talk to her she always mentioned her family in our conversations. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Larry Hargis
    So sorry to hear about Virginia, she was such a nice lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Worked with her and Rex for Burlington for years. Good people.
  4. Joann Adair Holian
    So sorry for your loss. I will miss her .A good friend & a great person. RIP sweet friend until we meet again you will not be forgotten .
  5. Audie Vick
    Prayers for her family.
  6. Paula & Ritchey Barnett
    Jamie, Ashley, Zack, and family praying for you. Sweet lady.
  7. Belinda Ferrell
    As I sit here and think about this sweet soul, Aunt Virginia, I know she is rejoicing in heaven. I know it is never easy to let them go. I will lift you all up in prayer and continue to pray for you all in the coming days. Some of my best childhood memories were spent with sleepovers at y’all’s house. So many memories of days gone by. Always remember to lean on God. I love you all!

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