Senator Stabenow Statement on the Passing of Ortheia Barnes

Saturday, May 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit singer, community activist, and ordained minister Ortheia Barnes:

"I join with friends in Detroit to celebrate the life and talent of our friend Ortheia Barnes. She was an important part of the tapestry of the Detroit music scene and we will always be grateful to have heard her beautiful, soulful voice. In recent years, she used her powerful voice to lift up The Lord through her outreach ministry. She will be greatly missed."