RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: She ran boyfriend off and found future husband

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 2:29 a.m.

Rosie and Robert Barnes were married on Dec. 24, 1955, just a few months after they started dating. “I said, ‘That’s my woman if I never get her,’” Robert says he told his friends after he saw Rosie for the first time. Rosie made almost the same comment about him to her boyfriend.

Rosie and Robert Barnes were married on Dec. 24, 1955, just a few months after they started dating. “I said, ‘That’s my woman if I never get her,’” Robert says he told his friends after he saw Rosie for the first time. Rosie made almost the same comment about him to her boyfriend.

Rosie Marleyne Baker needed to get rid of a suitor before she could spend time with Robert Barnes.

The first time I saw my future spouse:

She says: “I thought he was my man if I never got him. He had dark hair and gray eyes and he was tall and slim. He didn’t weigh but about 120 pounds.”

He says: “She had another boyfriend.”

On our wedding day:

She says: “When we came back we stopped at Lake Village and ate lunch. My uncle paid for all of it.”

He says: “It was Christmas Eve night. We went to church that night and after church we went home. I remember my brothers and sisters were shooting fireworks right under my bedroom window.”

My advice for a long happy marriage:

She says: “Put Jesus first.”

He says: “We’ve seen our ups and we’ve seen our downs. Shortly after we were married we got called into the ministry. We started out in the ministry in 1965 and that has been our life and that has helped us along the way. We’ve enjoyed it.”

Rosie Baker and Robert Barnes exchanged their vows in Greenville, Miss. She wore a navy blue suit with white trim and white high heels, and he wore kh...

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