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J. Benedictus Barr Sr.

Sunrise:  April 11, 1937 - Sunset:  July 07, 2017

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21

The Barr and Butler families sadly announce with profound regret the transition of J Benedictus Barr Sr to be with the Lord. This sad event occurred on Friday July 07, 2017 at 4:15 pm, in Great Falls, Montana U.S.A. at his daughter’s home.   He is predeceased by his parents, John and Chea Tannie Barr and was born in Pleebo District of Maryland County, Liberia.    

We have lost a father, grandfather, great grandfather, and an exquisite professor of political science.

JB Barr worked at the University of Liberia as Administrative Assistance to the Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts; Director, Office of Procurement; Director, Office of Personnel/ Instructor, Political Science; and Assistance Professor and Acting Chairman at Department of Political Science. He also worked as Information Officer/Coordinator/Planning Officer at the Ministry of Information; Director, Division of Procurement at Ministry of Education and Director, Bureau of National Procurement(GSA):  A true public servant to his country.

J. Benedictus Barr Sr. leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, mother of his children and loving friend Catherine R. Butler; His daughter: Joyce Barr Afolabi; His sons: J Benedictus Barr Jr, Prince Barr, Rudolph Barr, Aloysius Barr, Adolphus Barr, Lorenzo Barr, and Michael Barr.  Grandchildren: Benealda, Ruddie, Catherine, Teto, Kathie, Lorenzo, Gideon, Danzel, Joyce, Massa, Henretta, Pearl, Michella; Great grandchildren: Joy and Charline; his lifetime friend and brother Mr. lieven Vandekerckhove and a host of other relatives.

Funeral arrangements:
Memorial Service will be held on
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

LDS Great Falls Montana East Stake
1015 15th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405

Interment arrangements will be announced @ a later date.

Please contact the following persons for further information.

Joyce Afolabi............................. (678) 442-1236
Lorenzo Barr……………................ (678) 373-5358

J Ben Barr Jr............................. (231) 0886400337

Financial contributions can be made to:
          Wells Fargo Bank

               P.O. Box 101
          Great Falls, MT 59403
Account Number – 7576726041

Routing Number -  092905278