Christina Diane Barnes

May 2, 1974 - December 10, 2018
Christina Diane Barnes

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Christina Diane Barnes, 44, passed away December 10, 2018 at her home.

Christina was born May 2, 1974 in Anaheim, CA to the late Jody EA Barnes and Donna K. Roberts Barnes-Mollica of Huntington Beach, CA.

Christina is survived by Donna Barnes-Mollica (mother), Loriann Barnes (sister), Arthur Mollica (step-dad), Dianna and Ken Mohrhoff (aunt and uncle), Joan Dehman (aunt), Marjorie Barnes (step-mom), Karen and Jimmy VanPatten and children Andrew and Ryan (cousins), Angel (best friend),Christian,Collin (loves), Marsha, John, Jason, Rodney, Samantha, Shannon, Matthew, Donna,Kristen and many more friends.

Chris attended Garden Grove High School and served as a cheerleader for 3 years and went on to Golden West College earning her AA degree, and finally completed a cosmetology license. She collected many friends and clients at Daniel & Co. in Huntington Harbor in CA. and then moved to Wilmington, NC where she worked in her home salon. She attended Devon Park United Methodist Church where her loving spirit touched many lives.

Chris had an undeniable passion for loving people and adventure. She was a firefly spreading warmth and light to all who came near. She was the spirit that led her family to new places.

In lieu of a service, a donation will be made to Devon Park United Methodist Church in Wilmington, NC in her name. She would have loved that she was still helping others. Donations would be so welcome in her name in place of flowers.

With unrelenting crescendo, the symphony of a life filled with melodic progression, hastened to its finale. And a friendship that was ours to share, with its “largos” and “allegros” moves everlasting; onward, in sweet memories.

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  • August 18, 2023
    Christopher Recker says:
    Chris was my crush from 7th grade through high school. We re-connected at our high school reunion and became close friends ever since. She had a way of putting a smile on your face no matter what was happening at the time. I am crushed that she is no longer here, but look forward to seeing her again when in the afterlife.

  • December 17, 2018
    Tawny Maldonado says:
    Chris was my hairstylist for a year and a half while she was at Daniel and Co. It was always great time with Chris! On one occasion, my mom also came for a haircut/style. Chris took my mom’s scrunchie out of her hair and told her that it was outdated. Of course, she said it in a funny, sweet way. Mom threw it away right then and there and she has never worn one since. Mom was so sad to learn of Chris’ passing — Chris always made mom laugh. For me, there are so many more memories and conversations. One conversation that I recall had to do with our moms (my mom was not there for this one). We agreed that moms (in general) can be overbearing at times — but she said, “My mom is the best mom anyone coups ask for. And I know that.” I agreed that her mom was awesome. She knew that Donna is a mentor/friend of mine. It was a mildly serious moment in a fun-loving conversation during one of my 3-hour hair appointments. Chris, you are a sweet soul. I look forward to seeing you again one day.

  • December 17, 2018
    F. Ward says:
    "To the family of Mrs. Barnes I offer my sincere sympathy at this time, May Jehovah the God of all comfort by means of His Holy Word help you to bear this loss. Soon all things that cause us pain, especially death will be brought to an end. Tears of pain replaced with tears of joy as we see our loved resurrected by means of God's greatest miracle. Better days are ahead, It is His promise." 1 Thessalonians 4:14, Revelation 21:4, John 5:28,29,

  • December 18, 2018
    Shannon Carlson says:
    Chris was my best freind. She was such an amazing person and we shared so many wonderful memories its hard to think of just one good one. We loved the ocean. We would RUN into the ocean and just soak up the salt water any chance we could! I remember last summer we were both floating holding hands just so happy and peaceful. It was very calm. Then a huge wave took us both under and we tumbled underwater a few times and both came up coughing from the salt water and getting swished around in circles several times. When we collected ourselves we started laughing hysterically how we we so relaxed floating then got taken out and washed ashore by a huge wave out of nowhere. I will cherish so many good times we had my baby Barney! My heart aches for your family. Please know she was such a special person and so many people loved her. She was one of a kind, she was like a sister to me. I find comfort knowing she is at peace. Until we see each other again my amazing freind! Love u always and forever!

  • December 22, 2018
    Brian Whitley says:
    I remember taking long walks with Christina and angel she was such a sweet soul I told her many times she was an angel now she really is one she will be greatly missed I asked many times to pray for me I figured if he listened to anybody it would be an angel it always got better just being around her would lift your spirit I'll never get over her passing