Nancy O’Barr started her life here on Earth on September 28, 1955. She was born to Claude and Dorothy O’Barr in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nancy was the baby of 6 kids. She graduated from Oak Grove High School.
Nancy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family with everything that was inside of her. Growing up, she was full of life. She was the fun, cool Aunt to her many nieces and nephews and many cousins. Everyone loved to be around her. She even taught her older sisters how to drive a stick shift Volkswagen Bug at the age of 14. She was full of life. She was tall and skinny and covered in freckles.
In her late 20’s, she met the love of her life Steven Edwards at the age of 29. She had her only son, Steven Carl Edwards, then preceded to have 2 daughters, Natalie and Sabrina Edwards. She spent her children’s younger years working and providing for them.
In 2005, she had her first grandchild, Danielle Casey. From that day forward, she dedicated her life and love to her grandchildren. All six of them.
Nancy grew up in church as her and her family grew up in their childhood home across the street from Graves Memorial Baptist Church in Oak Grove. She continued to raise her children up in that church as well.
Her life will forever be cherished. In the last 10 years, her health had been failing. Nancy is no longer in pain. Before passing, she was able to experience lots of healing that took place in her children’s lives. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren.
We will be celebrating her life on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Graves Memorial Baptist Church at 12:00pm with a memorial following at 2:00pm at Arkansas Memorial Gardens.
Send flowers to Graves Memorial Baptist Church.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.
She was a good friend and I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I knew both of your parents.
Nancy was a sweet Sister-in-law and loved so much. Our daughter Mescheal loved her Aunt Nancy with all her heart and so thankful she came and stayed a week before her passing. This is not goodbye but Ill see you later in Heaven. Love you always Nanny.
So sorry for your loss. I knew Nancy for many years.. she was a loving woman. She will be greatly missed.
Nancy was an awesome momma to many kiddos in the Oak Grove area need a place to sleep her door was open. Need some food her pantry was always open. Need someone to talk to she was always available. My brother Shelby loved her as if she was his momma, and I am so thankful that she was always there for him. Thank you guys for sharing your momma. God Bless y’all. Rest Peacefully now Miss. Nancy your work on earth is done. 🕊️
I love you, Aunt Nancy you will be missed rest in peace
Such a wonderful woman❤️ RIL
Life goes too fast. May her next journey take her home where family and friends are waiting to reunite.. Heavenly grace be upon her
I love you so much Aunt Nancy. & you will always be missed no matter what. Thank you for helping me & talking to me when I needed someone to talk to. You have always been a great woman who has the most kindest & the most purest heart. ❤️.