Ronald "Genie" Eugene Barnes

September 6, 1949 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 72)

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Ronald “Genie” Eugene Barnes, 72, of Gordon Walters Drive, Charlotte, NC, departed this earthly life on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at his residence.

He was born September 6, 1949, in Cabarrus County to the late Raymond Barnes and the late Emma Josey Barnes.

Ronald was educated in the Cabarrus County School System and was formerly employed with NC Mutual Insurance Company.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served on the Hospitality Ministry.

Service will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083. Visitation will be 12:30 PM-1:00 PM with Services at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the VA National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

Those left to cherish fond memories include his two sons, Roger T. Melchor (Sharon) of Indian Trail, NC, Ritchie Melchor (Pam) of Matthews, NC;  one daughter, Renissa Buncum(Jeremy)  of Fort Mill, SC; four grandchildren, Makenna, Trent, Maysen, Raeghan; two sisters, Constance Klutz of Kannapolis, Sandra Blackmon of Washington, DC; two brothers, William McDuffie of Durham, NC, Kevin Barnes of Statesville, NC; favorite cousin, Otha Edwards of Chesapeake, VA; niece, Theresa Addison of Kannapolis, NC; nephews, Toby Barnes of Charlotte, NC, Quinton Klutz, Shelwyn Klutz, Rashad Jones all of Kannapolis, NC, Nathaniel Blackmon, Maurice Blackmon both of Washington, DC; and a host of , cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Due to Covid-19, masks must be worn in all services.

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April 13, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Church Ministries
2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Funeral Service
April 13, 2022

1:00 PM
Bethel Baptist Church Ministries
2474 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083

April 14, 2022

10:00 AM
National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd
Salisbury, NC 28144

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