Brother Michael Lamar Barber, Sr. began his life’s journey on October 8, 1966, in Donalsonville, Georgia. His parents were David Jeremiah Isom, Sr. and Mary Lou Barber Isom.
At an early age, Michael committed his life to CHRIST and joined Holy Neck Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. H. A. Washington. He graduated Seminole County High School with the Class of 1984. Michael loved his children, family, and especially his grandchildren. He was employed with Sellers Oil Company and Reynolds Concrete Finishing Company for many years. Later in life, his love and passion for concrete work inspired him to pursue his own business, Barber Concrete Company. He also enjoyed singing for THE LORD. For many years, he was a lead tenor for the Holy Neck Male Chorus, Soul Touchers Gospel Singers, and The Faithful Few of Donalsonville, Georgia.
Michael departed his earthly life on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Georgia, when THE LORD quietly whispered, “Its time to take your rest”. He will be truly missed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Keylaysiah Jones.
Michael’s precious memories will forever be cherished by his ten children: LaQuanda Johnson, Michael Barber, Jr., MyNikael Barber, Kadaija Barber, MyEshia Barber, MyKia Barber, Infinity Laster, Nevaeh Barber, Braedon Barber, and Ciera Smith; eighteen grandchildren: LeQuan, Kaleeah, Caleb, Kyle, Kailyn, Moriyah, Jordyn, Madisyn, Ma’syn, Jeremiah, Barkell, Jr., Johnny III, Ayla, Asiah, Armani, Shandaja, Shantoria, and Zsavonn; six siblings: Marie Parks, Fannie Barber, Robert Barber, Carolyn Donalson, Pastor Calvin Isom, Sr. (Cynthia), and David Isom, Jr.; aunts and uncles: Lillian Roberts, Dorothy Brown (Amos), Reverend Mary Groomes, and Reverend Beverly Coffey, Richard Isom (Guelda), Johnny C. Barber (Patricia), Gilbert Barber (Sherry), Larry Barber, and Leroy Barber; godparents, Wayne and Jackie Coachman; two godchildren, Shajuantae Dennard (Darious) and Shakira Isom; one god-aunt, Brenda Fudge; caretaker, Mae Herring; as a mother, Martha Williams; and eight special friends: Barrin McClendon, Billy Reynolds, Arthur Mike, Hubert Adams, Donell Hutchins, Sr., Rodney Johnson, Ferris Lewis, and Jerraud Alexander. Michael is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and friends.
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