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Alma Lee Barr

December 2, 1937 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Alma Lee was born to the late Woodrow “Buddy” Thomas Sr. and Annie Singletary Thomas on December 2, 1937, in Pamplico South Carolina. On the Lord’s Day of August 6, 2023, God sent his
angels to call her home. 

Alma Lee attended and graduated from Gibbs high school in 1957. She met and married Thomas E. Barr of Johnsonville, South Carolina, in September 1957. A short while after, they relocated to
New Jersey and subsequently to The Bronx, New York. God blessed their union with seven children. She was a loving mother and go-getter! In New York City, Alma Lee found employment in various industries including hospitality, retail, and sales. She was a sales clerk at Hearn’s Department Store and a Line chef at Stuffer’s, and she also worked at the Marriott in Manhattan, New York. She retired in September 2011 after almost 20 years of service. 

Alma was a member of Mill Branch AME church where she accepted the Lord in Pamplico, South Carolina. She loved to worship the Lord. She continued her Christian journey in New York City, joining Burke Avenue Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Frank R. Banks. Alma Lee was a faithful member for many years. She was a member of the Willing Workers Committee and was known for making her delicious macaroni and cheese and collard greens! 

Though life had moved her physically to the North, Alma Lee was a Southern belle at heart. She loved her hometown of Pamplico, South Carolina. She was a proud real estate owner there.
Her heart also had a special place for her hometown church, Mill Branch AME. In her later years, she had a strong yearning to reconnect with the Mill Branch, so she moved her membership back to the Church.

Alma Lee was a loyal and devoted friend to many. Her lifelong friendships spanned decades and distances from Pamplico, South Carolina all the way to the Bronx New York. Our family is so grateful for the time shared with her, We loved her But God loved her Best.

Alma was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow “Buddy” Thomas, her mother, Annie Singletary Thomas, her sister, Ruby Mae Mosley, and two brothers, Woodrow “Woody” Thomas Jr.,
and Roosevelt Thomas.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories, her children: Patricia Ann (Alphonso) Robinson of Pamplico, SC, Theresa Barr (Dave Dixon) of Bronx, NY, Bishop Thomas C (Sandra) Barr
of Bronx, NY, Melinda Barr of Shelton, CT, Anthony Woodrow Barr of Bronx, NY, Zikomo Barr (Tayjha Dickson) of Bronx, NY, and Gary Barr of Bronx, NY. 15 grandchildren: Dijoun Barr (Vonetta), Stratford, Ct, Alphonso (Jessica) Robinson Jr., Florence, SC, Terence Robinson, Marion, SC. Luisa Guzman (former daughter-in-law), Alicia Briana Barr, Dr. Christopher McDonald, Virginia Beach, VA. Kristina Clara, Faith Nicole, and Kimberly Alma Barr, Bronx, NY, Sheena Miller (former daughter-in-law), Adrienne Winnie Barr, Annelise Winterseve Barr, Justine Leann Alma Barr, Anthony Woodrow Barr II, Meleena and Paris Christian, Lexington, NC, Anzia Timmons Florence, SC. 12 great-grandchildren, one sister Louise Miller of Lexington, NC, one sister-in-law, Sarah Thomas of Pamplico, SC, one brother, William (Imogene) Glover of Florence, SC, one sister-in-love and special friend Magdalene Barr, of Florence, SC, her cousin who was raised as a sister, Alma Joe Woodbury Mount Vernon, NY, two godchildren, Stanley Timmons Florence, SC, and Charlene Horn Jacksonville, FL. Alma Lee Barr also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and her beloved community.

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Celebration of Life
August 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Mill Branch AME Church
1917 N. Old River Rd.
Pamplico, SC 29583


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