Barbara Byrd Pharr, 85, of Statesville, N.C., went home to be with the Lord and reunited with husband on January 14, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House.

She was born in Iredell County on January 8, 1935, to the late Odell and Cora Bell Byrd. Barbara was a graduate of Statesville Senior High in 1953. She married her beloved husband, Rev. William “Bill” Charles Pharr and they had 63 years together before his passing on November 15, 2016. She had different jobs but her most important was being a preacher’s wife.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicky Lynn Pharr; granddaughter, Jennifer Rampey; great-grandchildren, Jessica Lee Minton and Drey Lynn Ball; great-great-granddaughter, Mia Ball; sister, Shirley (Robert) Mcree and many other loving family and friends who will miss her dearly.

A Celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 12 noon in the Chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home with Rev. Brad Pharr officiating. Burial will be held at 2pm at Salisbury National Cemetery.

The family will gather and receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the funeral home prior to the service.

Barbara wishes were no flowers and to please make memorials to Northview Wesleyan Church, 275 Shumaker Drive, Statesville, NC 28625 or Iredell County Hospice and Palliative Care, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pharr Family.