In loving memory of

Rayna Bowens-Barnes
December 26, 1976 - March 31, 2021

Rayna Bowens-Barnes, 44, of Connelly, NY, Gained her wings on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at home. She was born December 26, 1976 in Kingston.

She worked for Unlimited Home Care in Kingston. Rayna dedicated her time to her family and caring for others. Rayna enjoyed playing pool, darts, cooking, camping, swimming, and completing puzzles. She also enjoyed playing softball, "Chief " was one hell of a 3rd baseman. She had a laugh that could melt your heart in seconds. Rayna aka "Gert" was smart, strong, loving and the neighborhood mama and an all-around amazing woman. Rayna fought the hardest battle but did it with grace.

She is survived by her husband, Antonio Barnes, her children, Ricardo, Antonya, Raynaija, her mother, Cyd North, her in-laws, Sylvia and Mark, her grandchildren, Harmonii and Nalani, her brothers, Anthony Bowens and Joshua Thomason, her aunt, Sue Medley, as well as several other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members. She is predeceased by her father, John Bowens and her grandmother, Mary North.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Monday April 5, 2021 from 4pm to 5:30pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:


Mariah Velez wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"I love you Rayna Jean! You we?re such a loving cousin. I?ll never forget you. ?? My condolences to my Aunt Cyd, Uncle Tone, and my little cousins Rick, Antonya, and Raynaija! I love you all so much and I?m so sorry. You guys are in my prayers. ???"

Marla Amato Thomason wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"Rayna Jean, Rest In Eternal Peace Beautiful. The memories I have of you, I will hold near and dear in my heart. May the Lord continue to give your loving family the strength they will need during this very difficult time and may you continue to be their Forever Guardian Angel. With Love, "Darla" Marla Jean Amato-Thomason ????"

Maria Velez wrote on Apr 2, 2021:

"What an amazing wife, mother, daughter, Gma, auntie and baby mama. Missed by many Sleep In Paradise Beautiful "