Jacqueline Nicole Barnes was taken away from her loved ones suddenly on August 29, 2022, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Jackie was born in New York, NY on July 5, 1970. She attended Plainfield High School and graduated with the class of 88’. She went on to attend and graduated from Sawyer Business School. She held various jobs at Ashbrook Nursing Home in Scotch Plains, NJ, Rickel’s Home Center in Watchung, NJ, and Dandy Plastics in Dunellen, NJ but later in life her most rewarding job was being a caregiver for over 20 years.
Now if anybody knew Jackie, she was always willing to help and would give you the shirt off her back if she could. She was one of the most intelligent people in the family who could out puzzle or out trivia you on any day of the week. She was fiercely protective of her mother, siblings, and friends but specifically her daughter and granddaughter Ariel and Aubrey.
Affectionately known in Plainfield as “One of the Barnes Girls” she was the 7th in line but the 5th girl.
She was preceded in death by her father James Barnes, her brother James Barnes Jr and her maternal grandmother Mildred Virginia Nicholas.
She is survived by her mother Lillian Barnes of Plainfield NJ, one daughter Ariel Barnes and a granddaughter Aubrey Brooks of Tampa FL who were her heart and soul. One brother Jonathan Barnes (Christy) of Easton PA, five sisters Johanna Barnes of Plainfield NJ, Jennifer Barnes Rogers (William) of Charlotte NC, Jenine Barnes (Ray) of Allentown PA, Jerelyn Barnes (Reggie) of Hudson FL, and Jenee’ Barnes of Tampa FL. Four nieces Kelli Ransdell, Jade Rich, Jasmine Webb, and Joslyn Barnes. Four nephews Christopher Barnes, James Barnes, Ryan Holiday, and Jaden Richardson. Two great nephews Christian Holiday and Harlim Ransdell and a great-niece Gennesis Ransdell. A close friend David Harris and a host of family and friends who loved her dearly.
Public viewing will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Higgins Funeral Home 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. A service will follow at the funeral home starting at 8:00 pm.