The Life of Amin Khalid Barnes

Amin Khalid Barnes was born on September 18, 1981 in Philadelphia, PA to Bernard E. Barnes Jr. and Deborah F. Oliver. He was the youngest of three children. He suddenly passed away on December 20, 2019 of natural causes. Amin received his education from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Public School System. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1999 with high honors as a member of the National Honor Society, Future Scholars, and Upward Bound Math and Science Programs. As a strong proponent of higher education, he earned his Bachelor's Degree from Washington College in 2004 where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
After graduation he moved to Alexandria, VA where he was employed by the United States Senate, Department of Human Resources as a Placement Technician for 15 years. He was a mentor and encourager of many, always pushing others to challenge themselves toward greater achievements. Amin was deeply devoted to his family, especially his mother. He loved the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. He enjoyed spending time with his family, vacationing, fine dining, watching sports and movies. He will be truly missed by family, friends and co-workers.
Amin leaves to cherish his memory: his father, Bernard Jr.; mother, Deborah; two sisters, Kimberly and Donnee’; Brother, Malik; Brother-in-law, Marc; Nephews and Nieces: Malik, Markeese, Deja, Taylor, Amir, Sanaa and Myah; Aunt, Sandra; cousins: Amira, Shira, Arthur, Tyler, Terrence, Arianna and Aidan; 5 great nieces, 4 great nephews and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, any donations made to the family will be sent to Amin’s Alma Mater to aid students in purchasing textbooks, in addition to INOVA Schar Cancer Institute for Breast Cancer- to help patients afford any expenses in their journey for treatment.

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HR Visit

Amin was one of the friendly professional gentleman that I first meet when I joined the organization at the Senate. I'll cherrish his friendly demeanor. 

Posted by Sheila W on 01/29/2020


Amin gave me the oppourtunity for me to move to Washington D.C. and pursue a career in politics. I applied for an internship position with the Sergeant at Arms, and Amin took me under his wing and allowed me to keep my foot in the door for me to have job oppourtunities. The hard work and selflessness that this man has is untouched, and he will be deeply missed. Thank you Amin for giving me the oppourtunity to be on the hill, your help will never be forgotten. You will be missed. 

Posted by Hessel Z on 02/05/2020


Amin was always a cheery person who was really easy to approach. I asked him about the coins that was in a cup above his desk and we laughed about how it's his tip jar. Though I only knew him for a short period of time while we worked on the Placement Office future website, I consider him a good friend and a good person. I'm sorry and shocked that he was only here for such a brief moment. My condelences to his family and friends, Jackie Ly.

Posted by Jackie L on 01/28/2020

All Good

I only met Amin once, but he made such an impression. I remember him being very smart and polite, and he had a very welcoming vibe. I thought, "so you're Amin!" cause I had heard his name so many times from my friend and coworker, Debbie. I could tell Amin was a friend to her as well as a son, and what a blessing that is. I will keep that memory forever.  My heart goes out to Debbie and all of Amin's family and friends. Kathy Young

Posted by Kathryn Y on 01/16/2020


"Indeed to God we belong and to God we shall return" (Quran 2:156).  May God wash away Amin's sins with water, rain, ice, and snow.  May his place of rest be full of fragrance, light, and spacious comfort. May he be admitted through the gates of Paradise and reunited with his loved ones for eternity. Ameen. 

Posted by B J on 01/28/2020

A Smile to Remember

Dear Amin,  you were always in a good mood and your wide smile and cheerful laughter could always be seen and heard from afar. Who knew that our last meeting at Union Station would be our last. I am grateful for talking to you that day and I am grateful for the happy memories we built in college. You will forever remain a fond memory in my heart and your legacy will live one. Laugh with the angels now my friend. Always, your friend Pattie.

Posted by Patricia E on 01/31/2020