Celebrating the life of

Roland A. (Blackie) Barras

March 13, 1927 - March 01, 2021

Roland A. (Blackie) Barras

Roland A. “Blackie" Barras, 93, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2021.

He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 13, l927, the son of Sidney and Rena (Romero) Barras. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Donald Anthony Barras, and his brother, Donald J. Barras. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Barras, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

"Blackie' was well known and loved at the Isle of Hope, his "Heaven on Earth” and had many close friends. If he wasn’t fishing, he was hunting - a true outdoorsman. He was raised at the Savannah Sugar Refinery village which had 40 Cajun families who moved from Louisiana. "Blackie" was the epitome of a Cajun in every way.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 8, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Reverend Clifford Coursey will officiate.

A special thanks to Leslie with Hospice for the excellent care which he received.

Remembrances can be made to St. Joseph Indian school, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, S.D., 57 326.





Blackie was a good friend and in our youth we were members of the Ogeechee Bowmen Archery Club together. I enjoyed many years of his friendship and we visited occasionally on my walks to the bluff. He will be missed greatly. Condolences to his family. Allen and Grace Speller

- Allen and Grace Speller, Savannah (Isle of Hope), Georgia

Had many great talk with Blackie down at the Isle of Hope Marina in the early 80's. He loved the outdoor life and going to South Carolina hunting doves. Prayers for his friends and family.

- Theresa and Dennis ( Buz) Yost, Woodsfield, Oh

My heart is with the family at this time in your sadness. Blackie lived a long and happy life, he was one of a kind. Lisa, I would love to see you, but I am not able to get out and about, come see me, I love you. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

- Nancy Heck, Rincon, GA

blackie and harriett barass were 2 of the finest people in the world.i have very fond memories growing up in isle of hope in the 1970s.they always took time with the youth.blackie and miss harriett helped us move when mom and dad got divorced.blackie was always willing to share and teach us fishing techniques.and the finer qualities of what it means to be a love to the family

- henry white, ellabell, georgia

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Blackie and Harriet in the late 70's and rented a house from them on Rose Ave. For 5 years. They both were great people!!! RIP

- Dawn Gorko, Sav, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel