Published in Pensacola News Journal on Nov. 19, 2017
Joyce Barr 1935-2017
Joyce Barr passed away on July 25, 2017, after a
lengthy illness. She was 81 years old. Joyce was born
in Washington D.C., graduated from Eastern High
School (1953) in D.C., married Wayne Barr, and
moved to Pensacola, Florida in the late 50's, where
she lived for the rest of her life. Joyce worked for many
years in the Escambia County School System.
Joyce's life was built around her family. She was a regular fixture at her children's
elementary school, where she volunteered in the office and served as "room mother" in
her children's classrooms. She was also a Sunday school teacher for many years at
Redeemer Lutheran Church, touching the lives of many children over the years.
Joyce was a creative cook who enjoyed feeding family and friends. She also enjoyed
gardening every spring. Joyce was also a talented seamstress and used to make
clothing for her daughters and later in life created beautiful quilts. Joyce and her
husband, Wayne, enjoyed boating and spent countless hours on the waters of Perdido
Bay and the surrounding area.
Her family gives thanks that she is now at peace and rests in the arms of her Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ. We would also like to thank the staff at The Waterford at
Creekside and Emerald Coast Hospice who lovingly cared for her, along with her best
friend, Sarah McCurdy.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, James A Livesay and Annie Fenton
Livesay, her sisters Anna Lee Schwork and Patricia McMahon, and her brother,
James A. Livesay, Jr. She is survived by her children, Linda (Aden) Fleming, Brian
(Nancy) Barr, and Jean (Bob) Gillis, four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Joyce's Life will take place Friday, November 24, at 4:00 p.m., at her
home. All family and friends are invited and certainly most welcome to attend.
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