Mrs. Fannie Myers Barr, daughter of the late George and Resola Frierson Myers was born on February 22, 1939, in Effingham, South Carolina. She departed this earthly life on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. She attended the public schools of Florence County, graduating from Wilson Senior High School in 1957. At the age of 13, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. She was later baptized at Savannah Grove Baptist Church. On August 21, 1957, she was united in holy matrimony to Rev. Henry H. Barr in Florence, South Carolina. To this union, three daughters were born. Fannie loved children. Throughout her life she fostered more 20 children as a foster parent. After her graduation from the College of New Rochelle and Adelphi University, Fannie began her career as an elementary school teacher within the City of New York public school system at the Walter Weaver School/P.S. 398 in Brooklyn, New York. After her retirement in 2004, she continued to teach students as a substitute teacher within the City of New York public school system for several years. Fannie loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Upon her relocation to New York, she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Jamaica, New York, under the leadership of Pastor Adams. She continued her membership at Mt. Zion under the leadership of Pastor John B. Mason III, until 1979, when First Eternal Baptist Church was organized. Fannie was more than the First Lady of First Eternal. She served as an active member of the Deaconess Ministry, Eternalistic Choir, Sunday School, Men and Women’s Day Ministry, Floral Club, Fundraising Committee and Mothers’ and Grandmothers’ Club. She also served as Assistant Supervisor and Supervisor of the H.H. Barr Ensemble and Starlight Choir. Fannie loved living life. She loved plants and flowers and often nicknamed and talked to her plants. She enjoyed cooking and baking for those she loved. Fannie also enjoyed shopping, decorating, singing, listening to music and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed hosting barbecues in South Carolina, where she was surrounded by family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Coolidge Myers, Sr., James Willie Myers, Irige Myers, Sr., Ervin Myers, Sr., and Eugene Myers, and her sister, Maude Benjamin. Left to cherish her memories are: her childhood sweetheart and husband of 61 years, Rev. Henry H. Barr; three daughters, Kathy, Glenda and Sandra; four grandchildren, Denetra (Sekou), Kandice (DuJuan), Christopher and Kayla; one great-granddaughter, Madison; two sisters, Annie Lee Williams and Georgia (London) Jordan, both of Florence, South Carolina; one god-daughter, Monica Mack; one sister-in-law Mary Myers of Maryland; the congregation of First Eternal Baptist Church; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Fannie Barr, please visit our Tribute Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Fannie Myers Barr 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Florence, state: South Carolina