Marla Thomas Barnes

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Marla Thomas Barnes, age 51, of Oakton, Virginia passed away on Monday, March 3, 2008 at her residence. Beloved wife of Keith G. Barnes; loving mother of Lindsay C. Barnes & Laura J. Barnes; daughter of Carol & Laura Thomas; & sister of Kevin & Paul Thomas. She is also survived by many other beloved relatives, friends & caregivers. Friends may call at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Dr., Reston, Virginia on Saturday, March 8 from 10am until the time of service at 11am. Interment will be at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 501, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. From all Kevin has said over the years about his sister Marla, a remarkable and determined woman has passed. I wish I’d had a chance to have known her. My condolences to the Barnes and Thomas families.

  2. Brother Carol and Laura we are so sorry to hear about your great loss. Know that our hearts are with you and share in your grief. Please accept these words of comfort to help you through this sad time.

  3. Do not stand at my grave and weep,. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. Anonymous I pray that your memories of Marla and her amazing spirit give you comfort now and in days to come.

  4. Brother Carol and Sister Laura, On one hand, it deeply saddens me to hear of the passing of your daughter, Marla. On the other hand, I rejoice with you for the “Home Going” of this child of God. May His love sustain you. In prayerful thought, Alfred Martin

  5. Dear Laura and Carol, We send our love and prayers to you and your family. Marla has surely gone home on the wings of angels. Helen and Ray

  6. Our family came to know Marla through her bright and accomplished daughters, Lindsay and Laura, her loyal husband, Keith and her devoted parents, Carol and Laura. Her achievements were substantial in many areas but none greater than in motherhood. Being a mother was her most cherished role. Her daughters, now at the threshold of adulthood, will surely enrich the lives of those fortunate enough to know them, now and in the future, because Marla was their greatest teacher. A woman of such substance is rare indeed.

  7. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Family, My husband, Rev. Ronald Winters, joins me in extending prayers and deepest sympathy. The same merciful God who made your beautiful and precious daughter, Marla, is able to sustain you and your family at this time and in the days ahead. Blessings to you and your family, Dr. Janice Winters

  8. Dear Barnes and Thomas Family: Marla’s strength and determination were phenomenal! I can only believe that she gathered her courage from the love she received from all of you. May God bless you and her now and forever.

  9. Our heartfelt prayers for Keith, Lindsay, Laura and all of Marla’s family. We remember Marla’s devotion to her family and the kindness she always showed us in our visits to their home.

  10. To the Barnes and Thomas families, Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Over the years we have seen a temendous love between family members and hope that during this difficult time, that love will sustain you and help you heal. We will be here to do whatever your family needs. With sympathy, Jerry and Vickie

  11. We extend our sincere condolence to the Barnes and Thomas families. May you find comfort in the strength of your love and memories

  12. To the Barnes and Thomas Family My prayres and thoughts are with you during this time of your bereavement

  13. Laura, Carol and family, You’ll are in my thoughts and prayers on this most difficult day and for the days to come. Marla gave life her all and as the hymn says, “she has been raised up on angels’ wings.” Love, Tot

  14. Keith, I want to again offer my condolences to you and your family in the loss of your wife. I am glad that we got a moment to talk at Oak Marr on Tuesday afternoon. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss. Look forward to again seeing you back ” in the swim” Peace to you. Phil Russell

  15. Though words cannot express the thoughts the heart would like to say, still, please know that others care and sympathize today and tomorrow. May memories of the laughter and love you shared with Marla bring you peace now and always.

  16. Keith, Lindsay and Laura, Our thoughts are with you. Marla was always kind and gracious when we visited. Her memory will always be in our hearts.

  17. Though I only knew Marla for the one year in High School in my Junior Year at Herndon High School (1972-1973), I admired her and remember her as a very nice person. I seem to remember voting for her as President of the Student Body that year. My condolences to the families. I am truly sorry to hear of her passing.

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