Michelle Lynn Benson Barnett

Michelle Lynn Benson Barnett 47, of Warwick, passed away Friday January 25th. Michelle was born and raised in Rhode Island and lived in Florida briefly before settling in the Lakewood area of Warwick.

Michelle was wife of the late Donovan Barnett and stepmother to Crystal and Donovan, all of Warwick. She was also proud fur-mom to her dog, Rocky.

Michelle leaves behind her loving parents, Elaine and John of Vero Beach, Florida, her brother and sister-in law Michael and Bridgette of Orlando, Florida, her sister Tara of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, her uncle David of Boynton Beach, Florida, and her cherished niece and nephew, Olivia and Cameron.

Michelle received her certificate of Exercise Therapy in 2013 and had a passion for physical training. She was a talented artist, crafter, and gardener, and was known to win several contests with her show-stopping homemade costumes. Michelle loved to sing and dance and spend time with her beloved family, who will miss her dearly.

Services will be held privately. Michelle is now being comforted in her forever home with no judgement or punishment, only peace, love, and light.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Michelle’s name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfmfuseaction=donate.event&eventID=2078 .

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Fawn and Bill Sances - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. God bless you.

Fawn and Bill

Mama - 01/28/2019

My daughter, my heart, my life.
My heart is broken
Rest and be at peace now in our Fathers arms.
Your pain is over
Love youπŸ’”

Colleen - 01/28/2019

Elaine, John and Mike
I am so very sorry. Words just are not enough.
Thinking of you all

Dave and Marilyn - 01/28/2019

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and we grieve with you.
Romans 8:38-39

Jan Harrington - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. With all our love. Jan and Bill

Denise and Kenny - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, our hearts go out to you and your family. There is no greater pain than this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Denise and Kenny

Susan B. - 01/28/2019

Just met Michelle less than a year ago. Her bright light, even though her heart was still broken, shone so bright through her smile and kind nature. If Heaven exists I pray she and Donovan are together againπŸ’—for eternity

Lynn and Bob Phelps - 01/28/2019

We are surrounding you all with healing, loving white light in this profoundly sad time. Know that you Loved.

Judeann - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, your faith and strength will see you through. You are in my prayers always.

Bob and Karen Levesque - 01/28/2019

Elaine, John and Barnett Family, we just found out about Michelle's passing our hearts are in shock. Please know you will be in our thoughts and prayers, we are so sorry for all of you. RIP Michelle we love you.

Joan Frattarelli - 01/28/2019

Elaine, Michael and family
Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. My heart goes out to you all.
Love and prayers.
Joan Frattarelli

Kelsie Fines - 01/28/2019

My deepest sympathy to your family. Michelle became a huge part of my family and we all love her so much. Rest in paradise beautiful angel

ROBERT C. SANCES - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John,
My deepest sympathies.
Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way in your time of sorrow.

Michele and Ray Burdick - 01/28/2019

We are so sorry for your loss

Laurie Campanella - 01/28/2019

Elaine, Michael and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy.

Dan & Agatha - 01/28/2019


Mary Cotoia - 01/28/2019

There are no words to comfort you at this time. I pray that you can find peace in knowing Michelle’s suffering is over and she is at peace. My heart breaks for your pain.

Debbie and Marilyn Roy - 01/28/2019

Elaine, John, Michael and family. We are so saddened by the news of your loss. Our hearts are broken for you. Know all of you are in our thoughts, our prayers, and in our hearts. Rest In Peace Michelle

Juan and Nicole - 01/28/2019

Words are just not enough to express our condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss. πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ»

Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Barnett Sr. - 01/28/2019

Our deepest sympathy. You have our love, thoughts & prayers.

Coleen & Isabella Riley - 01/28/2019

We are so very sorry for the pain and sadness you all have known. My heart breaks for you all. Michelle's journey takes her to Donovan now, as they peacefully ride through the skies may they watch over you all as you continue your journey without them. God Bless and watch over you all. All our love...

M. Fabiola & Rolando - 01/28/2019

Words are just not enoughto express our condolences. Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Ann G - 01/28/2019

May she shine brightly among the stars. My deepest condolences. Sending peace, comfort in happy memories & healing to your family

Katie and Rick - 01/28/2019

So sorry to hear this, our condolences to you and your famiy. You are in our thoughts during this sad time.

Sandi D’Ambrosia - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, my thoughts and prayers for you during this so very sad time. Hugs and wishes for comfort and peace in the near future. Please know that I’m here if I can do anything at all to ease your pain....

Tammy and Pete Delfino - 01/28/2019

We are so sad to hear of Michelles passing she had such a kind and beautiful soul, I hope she is at peace, god has another angel in heaven. Our deepest sympathies to all who loved her

Dawn M Handrich - 01/28/2019

My heart is heavy.
My prayers are with you.
God wrap her in your loving arms.
Be at peace my beautiful friend xo

Richard and Ceci - 01/28/2019

Elaine, Thinking of you at this so difficult time. Please know that our hearts go out to you with our sincere hope and prayers that you have the strength to cope with this terrible loss. Richard and Ceci

Kristin Kevin Matthew and Gianna - 01/28/2019

πŸ˜₯πŸ’” We love you all. You are in our hearts.

Michael and JoAnn Gioeli - 01/28/2019

Dear Elaine and John, our heart aches for you. We will keep you in our prayers that you find peace and hope in the wonderful memories you shared with Michelle. God Bless You.

Joe and Donna Fantozzi - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John our deepest sympathy to you both for your loss. We pray GOD will give you the courage and strength during this difficult time. May all the loving memories stay in your hearts forever. We will keep you both in our prayers. Joe and Donna

Betsy Ollis - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your daughter. I can't imagine a greater loss or pain, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dan and Joyce - 01/28/2019

Elaine and John, With our deepest sympathy of the loss of your Daughter Michelle. Our hearts are sadden with this news. May you know the love that surrounds you, may you find the strength, in the memories you cherish of Michelle and may you find peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We are here for you with love.

Ian and Helen McLean - 01/29/2019

Dear Elaine, John and family. We are both very saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter Michelle. We send our sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Michelle. We wish you peace and courage to face these difficult days ahead and comfort from your loving memories. God Bless.

Bill and Linda - 01/29/2019

We are so sorry! You and the family are in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts. We picture Michelle resting in our loving Saviour’s arms now and at peace. We love you and we care. May God Bless you all.

Carl Hodgkinson - 01/29/2019

I'm heartbroken to hear of sweet Michelle's passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Michelle's family especially, and to all whose lives her beautiful soul touched.

Tom & Gail - 01/29/2019

Beautiful Michelle.....a force of nature....strong and fragile, artistic and creative, loved and loving.
Bask in the loving light of your family in heaven. You're in their arms now.
We love you so much, Elaine & John, David, Bridgette and Michael, Tara and Cameron. ❀️

Marie Bellotti Birch - 01/29/2019

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janice - 01/29/2019

Elaine and John I cannot express the sorrow I have for you and your family you and Michelle will always be in my prayers God bless you all

Kathy& Phil - 01/29/2019

You are in our thought and prayers. Keep your happiest memories of Michelle in your heart forever and smile.

Janet Bonaminio-Carrara and Donald Carrara - 01/29/2019

To Elaine and John
I can't think of a greater pain than losing a child. It's not supposed to work that way. I hope Michelle finds the peace she longed for and I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is at rest. Most sincere condolences from both of us Janet and Donald Carrara

Jim Arlia and Michelle Forde - 01/29/2019

My fondest memories of Michelle are that of a beautiful, bright and caring child. A sweet young lady who captured any heart immediately. I can't express the sorrow I feel for Elaine and Michael. Please take comfort as I have that the Lord will take it from here. Love to both of you.

Anne & Richard - 01/29/2019

Elaine & John...I am heartbroken, having just learned of your loss. Please accept our deepest and sincerest sympathy. Sending you love, strength and courage. May Michelle rest in peace. πŸ™πŸ‘ΌπŸ’”

Roberta and Paul - 01/29/2019

Sending love ❀️ and prayers to you and your family. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™

Laura Greene - 01/29/2019

My Condolences To Michelle's Entire Family God Has A Beautiful Angel & Her Name Is Michelle Lynn Benson Barnett Rest Easy Baby Girl..⚘❀

Tara - 01/30/2019

My beautiful cousin who I called my sister... I am so grateful for the time we spent together. All we did was either laugh hysterically or cry until we had no more tears; there was no in between! I wish I could have lifted you up as much as you lifted me. My heart aches now for so many reasons but it rejoices that you are at peace. I love you always.

Rose Zanni - 01/30/2019

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bob and Julie Aceto - 01/30/2019

So sorry to hear this hopefully Michelle and Donavan are together again

Stephen M. - 01/30/2019

Rest in peace.

Jack and Vivian - 01/30/2019

John and Elaine
Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Neil G. - 01/30/2019

My condolences. We only met Michele recently and she made such a positive impact on us. May her beautiful light and warmth be carried on forever.

Gail Topakian - 01/31/2019

With my deepest sympathy.

DBS - 01/31/2019

On behalf of your family at DBS we would like to send our condolences . Michelle was a joy to work with and she is loved and her presence is missed tremendously. You now have no more pain . R.I.P beautiful.

Liz Ricci - 01/31/2019

Still in shock, I guess the pain was just too much to bear, I'm so sorry Michelle, now your home and finally at peace, rest easy my friend for the Angels are with you... RIP.❀️ My condolences to Elaine & John, do sorry for your loss.πŸ˜₯

Dolores toutain - 01/31/2019

i only was friends with michelle a short while rest in peace with your husband that is all you want god love your family and help them through this

M - 02/01/2019


πŸ’” - 02/01/2019

This is like losing your breath forever and never catching it again.
It’s a forever panic attack as your soul is screaming for them.
It’s feeling your heart dying as you continue to lose your mind.

Mike & Barbara Ruggieri - 02/02/2019

We are so sorry for your loss. πŸ’”

Shannon - 02/03/2019

Dear Elaine and John and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace that surpasses all understanding and strength to face the coming days. Hold onto the precious memories and the hope that one day you will be reunited with your loved one. Know that you are surrounded by those who care and love you and will lift you up in prayer. Through Christ we can do all things! God bless you!

The Fortes Family - 02/05/2019

We are so sorry to hear of her passing, she will not be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

πŸ’” - 02/09/2019

πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” my heart aches for you

Nick Rossi (Nicky) - 02/11/2019

My Deepest Sympathy to Elaine and Family also The Barnett Family.They Were Two Awesome People. Now They Are Together Again. I Love And Miss You Guys I Will Always Remember The Good Times We Have Had. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Till We Meet Again
Your Good Friend
Nicky ☠️

πŸ’”πŸ’” - 02/17/2019


πŸ’”β£οΈπŸ’”β£οΈ - 02/22/2019

Missing you every day

πŸ’” - 02/25/2019


πŸ’” - 02/26/2019


πŸ’” - 03/09/2019


πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” - 03/25/2019

I miss that everyday call” Hi Mama”

πŸ’” - 04/03/2019

Missing you every minute of every dayπŸ’”

MamaπŸ’” - 04/12/2019

This is like losing your breath forever and never catching it again.
It’s a forever panic attack as your soul is screaming for them
It’s feeling your heart dying as you continue to lose your mind

Mom πŸ’” - 04/20/2019

Yesterday you celebrated your 48 th birthday with all our family who have passed. My beautiful baby girl . I pray everyday that you have found your peace .
Missing you every minute of every day.

Mom - 04/21/2019


Mom - 04/30/2019

My daughter, my heart, my life
Always on my mind and forever in my heartπŸ’”

Mom - 05/11/2019

Only peace, love and light. Proud to be your Mother.
Missing you every minute of every day.πŸ’”

Mom - 05/19/2019

My heart aches for youπŸ’”

Mom - 06/06/2019

I’ll hold you in my heart, until I can hold you in my arms πŸ’”

Mom - 06/23/2019


Momma - 07/17/2019

I miss you honey bunnyπŸ’”

Mom - 08/23/2019


Mom - 08/25/2019

God Bless everyone who rides today in memory of Michelle and Donavan❀️
I know that you and Donavan will be cheering all the gang from β€œReds”

Mom - 09/20/2019


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