Ellen Frances (Woodward) Barr

December 1, 1932February 26, 2019

A Celebration of Life service for Ellen Frances Woodward Barr, 86, will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Grace Family Worship Center at 10 a.m. Pastor Steve Hill will officiate. Interment will follow at Davis Springs Cemetery in Campti, LA. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Grace Family Worship Center from 5-7 p.m.

Ellen was married to Crawford Barr for 67 years. She retired from Bell South after 30 years. Ellen was a faithful member of Grace Family Worship Center where she volunteered every Thursday. She was a warm, loving person who never met a stranger. One of Ellen’s greatest enjoyments in life was attending the sporting events for those that called her “Nana.” She loved all children as if they were her own.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Vivian; her siblings, Ashley, Brother, James, Mackie, Marie, Ruby, Teny; and a grandson, Danny. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Crawford Barr; her children, Barbara and husband Barney, Robert and wife Rhonda, Jimmy, and Sue Ellen; her grandchildren, Erin and husband Jason, JD and wife Melissa, Ashley and Amber, Jamie and husband James, Grayson, Mason, Christy, Jeromy, and Eddie and wife Heather; her great grandchildren, Kloe, Madison, Riley, Leighton, Oliver, Lindsay, Haley, Crystal and Lindsey; her great-great grandchildren, Sadler, Isabella, Daniel, Korbin, Kamden, Kyler, and Keegan; her sister, Betty Jo; and several nieces and nephews.


  • JD Kennington
  • Mason Barr
  • Jason Basile
  • James Beene
  • Sammy Hester
  • Timmy Gordy


  • Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 1, 2019

Ellen Frances (Woodward) Barr

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Christy Barr

February 28, 2019

I just want to say how much you will truly be missed, Nuna. I want you to know how greatly appreciated you are by myself, as well as everyone else who knew and loved you.

I will forever be grateful to not only my dad, but to you and papaw as well, in addition to the rest of the family, for taking me in and adopting me so that I carried your last name, and for always treating me the same as you did Jamie. I am truly grateful for God allowing me to be a part of your family, and for the privlidge to carry your last name. I am truly HONORED and will PROUDLY carry the "Barr" last name with me for the rest of my life, as well as all of the wonderful memories and time we were able to have shared together.

No words will ever be able to describe the amount of respect and love I will always carry in my heart, for a family that took me as if I were one of them, and to shower me with the same love as my sister, even if she was the only one biologically related to you. I still felt then, and will forever feel, as though I were just as related to you as my sister is. Yall did not have to adopt me, yet you did, because you wanted me to have the same chance at a great future as my sister did.

You may be in a better place, but one day we will meet again. And I promise to always carry in my heart with me, the great times and memories we have shared with one another. And again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for doing what most people wouldnt do, for taking me in and showing me what it felt like to be loved as much as I am by you. Until we meet again, rest in peace, Nuna. I will always love you.

Your Grandaughter Always & Forever,

Christy Barr