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“I still can not believe She's gone. She's such a dedicated worker. R.i.P Ms Joan ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Toya - MD - coworker

“May peace and blessings be upon our beloved sister ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Keith Lea - Windsor Mills, MD

“I remember when Joan started working at Kensington Nursing and Rehab. She came highly recommended. To Joan's daughter's - thank you for sharing your...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Janice Simons - Silver Spring, MD


Joan Marie Barnes was born on December 30, 1952, to Alexander Barnes and Majorie DeSouza in Kingston, Jamaica. She was raised by her Uncle Alfonso and Grandmother Jane in Denhamtown alongside her other relatives. Joan went on to have three daughters before migrating to the United States in 1979 where she was reunited with her mother in D.C. She started working as an assistant food service director at a nursing home. It was there when she began her 30-year career in food service.

In the following years, she met the love of her life and best friend, Aldric Cobbler. On September 8, 1984 they were married and soon after Joan gave birth to her fourth daughter. As soon as she was able, Joan sent for her three daughters back in Jamaica and the blended family settled into their present home in Wheaton, MD.

Shortly after starting her career as an assistant food service director Joan was promoted to food service director and remained such for over 30 years. She loved and was devoted to her job. She always wanted to make sure her residents were taken care and always saw that they were. Joan always thought of her residents and coworkers as an extended family wherever she worked. She was willing to go above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of.
When she was not taking care of her residents, Joan was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and tend to her flowers and plants. In her spare time, she also enjoyed watching nascar racing and the cooking channel.

Joan is survived by, her husband, Aldric Cobbler; four daughters, Navier, Pita-gaye, Sharone, and Trina; six grandchildren, Kanica, Naomi, Kymani, Jayden, Marshay and Chloe; her three brothers Danny, Joseph, Jr., and Patrick; her six sisters Claudette, Sharon "aka Joy", Pauleene, Sandra, Audrey, and Belinda. She is also survived by her stepfather Joesph Livermore, Sr.; and a host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alexander Barnes and Majorie Livermore; her sister Pamela and her nephew Nicholas.

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246 N. Washington St. Rockville, MD 20850
Tel. (301) 762-2500

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