Joseph "Joey" Scott Barnard
Tue, 2014/09/30 - 5:00am News Staff
Joseph Scott Barnard was born on December 1, 1961, in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Joey always had fond memories of growing up in Port Sulphur. Joey fought hard, but lost his battle to renal cell carcinoma on September 23, 2014. Joey was a United States Navy Veteran and alumni of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Following graduation, Joey pastored at Crosby Baptist Church in Crosby, Mississippi, Easthaven Baptist Church is Brookhaven, Mississippi, Mount Olive Baptist Church in Smithdale, Mississippi, and for the past three years he has pastored at Ethel Baptist Church in Ethel, Mississippi. Joey is preceded in death by his father, Robert Barnard; paternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Barnard; and maternal grandparents, James and Helen Williams. Joey is survived by his wife, Cheri Barnard; their children, Katy, Mary and Mark; and grandson, Dylan. Joey is also survived by his mother, Doris Barnard; sister, Robyn Schwetz; brother-in-law, Jon Schwetz; along with their children, Oliver, Nicholas and Sophie. Visitation was held at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Mississippi, Wednesday September 24, 2014, followed by funeral services later that day. Burial was on Thursday September 25, 2014 at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Smithdale, Mississippi.