Lethonia Barnes

sealAbout Councilwoman Barnes

Lethonia Peaches Barnes is a hometown girl of the greater city of Florence. She is the 4th child out of 5 born to Sudie Moses and the late Edward Bradley. Lethonia has been married to the love of her life John Kirven Barnes Sr. for 31 years and they have 2 beautiful children, Brittany Barnes age 31 and John Kirven Barnes Jr. age 27. They are also the proud grandparents of Autumn Christina Lacy, the 2nd love of her life.

Lethonia has always been active in her community, where she seeks for opportunities to give of her service to better her surroundings. Lethonia was reared in an environment where leadership was modeled at the highest level. A causal review of her record will reveal that she has always been a servant of the people as a business woman, as a member of the Downtown revitalization board, an administrator at Florence Darlington tech and Virginia College and as a part of Helping Florence Flourish and other efforts to improve the quality of life in our community.  Lethonia has served in many capacities as a youth and as an adult. She is very passionate about getting engaged in the political arena and making a difference in the world we live in. She is currently an executive committee member of the Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic Women Council.

Lethonia is a graduate of the beloved Wilson High School and an Alumnus of South Carolina State University, where she majored in Business. She was an educator for 21 years, administrator for 9 years, business owner of 30 years and currently the Pastor of Fletcher Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Florence can expect her to work enthusiastically with her fellow members of council to develop policies and practices that will promote and empower the city economically, bridge the cultural, social and political divides that prohibits unity and dispel any myths that may seek to undermine our greatness.

City Council Committees:

  • Chair of the Community Development Committee.
  • Member of the Business Development Committee.


Councilwoman Barnes

Lethonia Barnes


(843) 230-7033