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Patricia Allen

Oct 14, 1939 - Nov 30, 2023

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Greenville, SC

Patricia Laine Ridgeway Allen, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on November 30, 2023, at the age of 84. Born in Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late William Mack and Iola Campbell Ridgeway. Patricia was a hardworking and dedicated woman. She was charismatic and known for her spitfire passion and great sense Continue Reading x Patricia Laine Allen October 14, 1939 - November 30, 2023 Patricia Laine Ridgeway Allen, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-gran...Read More

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Joseph Daniel Szatny

Oct 09, 1936 - Mar 01, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Joseph “Joe” Daniel Szatny, 87, devoted husband of Ana Maria Szatny, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Fornalski Szatny. Joe spent his early years in Philadelphia with his parents and sister, Rita. He stayed in Pennsylvania while attending Villanova University Continue Reading × Joseph "Joe" Daniel Szatny October 9, 1936 - March 1, 2024 Joseph “Joe” Daniel Szatny, 87, devoted husband of Ana Maria Szatny, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mary Fornalski Szatny. Joe spent his early years in Philadelphia with his parents and sister, Rita. He stayed in Pennsylvania while attending Villanova University before moving to California for graduate school at UC Berkeley. While at Berkley, he met his future wife, Ana Maria. After college, Ana Maria returned to her native Peru where they corresponded for a couple years. Joe traveled to visit and asked her parents’ permission to marry. They married in Ana Maria’s hometown of Arequipa. Joe dedicated his career to the field of engineering, specifically as a Chemical Engineer where his expertise and passion left a lasting impact. With a Chemical engineering degree and an MBA, he excelled in his profession, gaining admiration and respect from colleagues and friends alike. Joe traveled the world for his career in Ohio, Canada, Delaware and Saudi Arabia, before returning to the United States. They spent a few years in Anderson, SC before retiring to Bonita Springs , Florida. After 26 years , they left many friends to move to Greenville, SC, to be closer to family. Joe was a man of unwavering love and an adventurous spirit. He enjoyed golf, tennis,bridge and travel and was a faithful servant of the Catholic Church. His legacy of love will be forever cherished in the hearts of his loving wife, Ana Maria; their three wonderful children, Michael Szatny and wife, Cindy of Houston, TX, Suzanne McGee and husband, Shannon of Greenville, SC, and Vanessa Zadel and husband, Chris of Greer, SC; seven adoring grandchildren, Avery and Bradley Szatny, Sebastian, Nicolas, and Isabel McGee, and Jack and Collin Zadel; along his sister, Rita Szatny of Morristown, NJ. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held in Florida this summer. Friends are encouraged to share their favorite memories of Joe with the family by clicking on the button labeled “Leave A Message, Share A Memory” below. Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png , maximum file size: 10MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. Show you care with something special. Send Flowers or a Gift //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Haislee Grace Shealy

Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 01, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Haislee Grace Shealy, a daughter of Kortney Marie Price and Adam Lee Shealy, born on February 26, 2024, in Greenwood, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024, at Prisma Health in Greenville.In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Wrenlee Shealy of the home; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Lisa Turner Shealy of Saluda; maternal grandparents, Jason Price of Hodges and Melissa Jacks of Greenwood; maternal great-grandparents, David and Michelle Jacks of Georgia and David and Donna Price of Hodges; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Teresa Turner of Saluda.No services are planned at this time. 

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Dr. Harvey Benton Barrett

Apr 12, 1938 - Feb 27, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Dr. Harvey Benton Barrett, a much-loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and brother, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenville, SC, on February 27, 2024, at age 85 surrounded by his family.Born on April 12, 1938, in Norfolk, Virginia, from his earliest years, Harvey displayed remarkable commitment and leadership, qualities that were first recognized when he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This early accomplishment set a lifelong precedent for his dedication to excellence and service. His academic journey was equally distinguished.He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Old Dominion University, demonstrating his early affinity for the sciences. He then furthered his education with a Master of Science in Geology from Indiana University, and his pursuit of knowledge culminated in a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, reflecting his dedication to not only understanding the world around him but also shaping the future of education. Dr. Barrett's educational path was a testament to his lifelong commitment to learning, teaching, and leading by example.Dr. Barrett was a man of remarkable presence, characterized by his booming voice, and his bold, dynamic personality. In his tenure as a professor at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago, IL, Dr. Barrett’s unique style and focus on hands-on and practical methods earned him admiration and respect from both students and colleagues. Students often reflected on his impact, noting how he turned intimidating subjects into engaging and enriching experiences. His impact was particularly profound as he ran science workshops for the NEIU Chicago Teachers Center (CTC), an initiative focused on improving urban education for Chicago’s K-12 students.Dr. Barrett's influence transcended his role as a science teacher; he was also a passionate mentor to educators, igniting a love for dynamic and engaging instruction. Fueled by his enthusiasm for science, Harvey touched the lives of family, students, friends, and colleagues, leaving a lasting legacy of inspired learning.Beyond academia, Harvey's love for the outdoors was paramount. In particular, his fascination with the beach, camping, geology, eclipses, trainspotting, and weather phenomena like snowstorms and hurricanes were powerful drivers in his life, and he invited family and friends into these interests with contagious enthusiasm.His professional dedication, personal passions, and larger-than-life presence made Harvey a truly remarkable individual, remembered for both his academic contributions and his approach to life.Harvey especially loved his three children, and his wish was for them to be united by his side when he passed. They honored his wish. Harvey is survived by his son, Thomas Barrett, Tom’s wife, Angela, and their children, Andrew and Alyse; his daughter, Ellen Sutton, currently married to Kerry Sutton, and her four children with Scott Browning: Lindsay, Lauren, Holly, and Hannah; and his daughter, Elizabeth (Liz) Barrett Baker, her husband, Dan, and their children, Ryan and Rachel. He also leaves behind his brother, John, and John’s wife, Judy, as well as his best friend, Robert Taylor, and his wife, Gaylia. Harvey's friendship with Robert Taylor, lasting since 1977, was a testament to his loyalty and affection. He is predeceased by his mother, Lula May Bland Hendrickson; father, Theodore Barrett; brother, Theodore Barrett; and step-grandfather, Oren Hendrickson.Harvey's generosity profoundly impacted those in his life, extending beyond the financial to include wisdom, meaningful conversations, and unwavering support. He shared a special bond with his grandchildren, particularly those in South Carolina, nurturing them with love and wisdom.A memorial service to celebrate Harvey's life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 3 p.m. at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, SC. A second service will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at H. D. Oliver’s Laskin Road Chapel followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia where he will be laid to rest near his mother.The family suggests donations in Harvey’s name to Virginia’s Natural Heritage Program. A part of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, donations will continue Harvey’s legacy of passion, generosity, and love for earth science, Virginia, and nature. Mail donations to: Virginia Natural Heritage Program, 600 East Main Street; 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Mention “In honor of Dr. Harvey B. Barrett” in the memo. 

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Don Winchester

Nov 30, 1933 - Feb 28, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Don was born on November 30, 1933, in Charlotte, NC to Sam and Bess Winchester and recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He passed away peacefully at The Cascades (Greenville, SC) on February 28, 2024. Don attended North Carolina State University and earned his degree in Civil Engineering in 1957. He met the love of his life, Jane, on a blind date and they were married for over 66 years. Don and Jane had a true love story, and it was rare to see him without her by his side. Their devotion to each other was evident to all who spent time with them. Don had a long career with Martin Marietta Aggregates (41 years) that took him to Monroe, NC, New Bern NC, Columbia, SC, and Augusta, Ga. He and Jane relocated to Greenville, SC in 2013 to enjoy their later years closer to family. He was devoted to his family and especially loved time on the golf course, enjoying competitive rounds and bantering with his brothers, friends, son, and two grandsons. His easy going nature, great sense of humor, generosity, and love of sports made him a friend to all. Don is survived by one brother, Bob (and Dot) Winchester, daughter Pam (and Greg) Ellenberg, son Jeff (and Debbie) Winchester, four grandchildren, Megan (and Blake) Coleman, Chris (and Lauren) Winchester, Andy (and Eliza) Shull, Katie (and Danny) Ortiz, and four great-grandchildren, Jayden and Karris Coleman, Julia and Ilaria Winchester. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Edna Winchester and Kit Blackstone, and one brother, Harry Winchester. Visitation will be held at Mackey Funeral Home at 311 Century Dr in Greenville on Thursday, March 7 at 1:00 and a Celebration of Life memorial service to follow at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Disciples United Methodist Church 185 Riley Smith Dr, Greenville SC 29607 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation 225 S Pleasantburg Dr, Unit C-17 Greenville, SC 29607. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mackeywoodlawn.com for the Winchester family

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Armando José Romero Mata

Jan 14, 1936 - Feb 26, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Lamentamos profundamente la pérdida de Armando José Romero Mata, conocido cariñosamente como "Mando". Su partida deja un vacío inmenso en los corazones de quienes tuvimos el privilegio de conocerlo y amarlo. Mando fue un ser humano excepcional, caracterizado por su nobleza, bondad y amor incondicional hacia su familia y amigos. Fue un hijo ejemplar, un padre amoroso, un esposo dedicado y un amigo leal. Su luz radiante iluminaba las vidas de todos los que tuvieron la fortuna de cruzarse en su camino. Recordaremos a Mando no solo por sus virtudes, sino también por el amor y la alegría que compartió con todos nosotros. Su legado perdurará en nuestros corazones, recordándonos la importancia de vivir con bondad y generosidad. Aunque su ausencia física nos entristece, encontramos consuelo en la certeza de que su espíritu seguirá acompañándonos día a día. Que Mando descanse en paz, elevando su vuelo hacia lo más alto, mientras nosotros nos aferramos a los recuerdos y enseñanzas que nos dejó. Te amamos, Mando, y siempre te recordaremos con cariño y gratitud. Tu presencia en nuestras vidas fue un regalo invaluable, y tu legado siempre estara presente en nuestros corazones.

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Joyce Mary Sue Garrett Williams

Jan 01, 1934 - Feb 28, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Joyce Mary Sue Garrett Williams, 90, widow of Charles Parker Williams, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Mrs. Williams was born in Conestee to the late Walter Dean Garrett and Lou Ellen Opal Terry Garrett. She was a member of Five Forks Baptist Church. She worked many years at J.C. Penny. Joyce enjoyed yardwork, gardening and shopping. She spent untold hours crocheting Afghans for people in need. Her greatest joy was being Mama to her beloved grandchildren. Surviving are a daughter, Paige Parker with husband Robert; a son-in-law, Rick Lowery; four grandchildren, Mandy Lowery, David Lowery with wife Kristi, Ellen Graff with husband Chris, and Will Parker with wife Anna; and eight great-grandchildren, Jordan, McKenna, Chase, Grayson, Jackson, Kayden, Wilburn and Wes. She was predeceased by a daughter, Pam Lowery; a brother, Popeye Garrett; and two sisters, Ellen Putman and Bobbie Crisp. A Graveside Service will be 2 o’clock Sunday at Five Forks Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Family Hospice, 1312 Augusta Street, Greenville, South Carolina 29605-4026.

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Elizabeth Jayne Smith Thompson

Jan 01, 1945 - Feb 22, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Elizabeth Jayne Smith Thompson, 78, wife of Thomas Russell “Tommy” Thompson for 56 years, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Mrs. Thompson was born in Panama City, FL to the late Clinton Jones Smith, Jr. and Marian Doris Jones Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fountain Inn. Jayne was an alumnus of Limestone College and retired as a Guidance Counselor for Greenville County Schools. She enjoyed yard work – especially cutting grass – and found great peace in watching hummingbirds. She was a collector of Beanie Babies and Disney Movies. JJ, as she was affectionately known, cherished her family, friends, and faith. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her nine grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family, including her husband Tommy, her children Rusty, Chad (with wife Karen and sons Reece and Kaylor), Sandi with husband Jeff and kids Jefferson, Smith, Ellis Jayne and Adeline), and Mitch with wife Alyssa and kids Zane, Aubrey, and Jones. A private Celebration of Jayne’s Life was held at the home of Sandi Summers on Friday, February 23 . Memorials in Jayne’s honor may be made to VIA Hospice Health Services, 1003 Grove Road, Suite E, Greenville, SC 29605.

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Shelia Renee Rawls

Jan 10, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Shelia Renee Rawls, born January 10, 1957, a cherished daughter and sister, departed this world on February 27, 2024, at the age of 67. Born in Springfield, Tennessee, she brought joy and warmth to all who knew her. Shelia’s love for game shows and her playful spirit filled countless hours of entertainment for herself and Continue Reading Tribute Video × Shelia Renee Rawls January 10, 1957 - February 27, 2024 Shelia Renee Rawls, born January 10, 1957, a cherished daughter and sister, departed this world on February 27, 2024, at the age of 67. Born in Springfield, Tennessee, she brought joy and warmth to all who knew her. Shelia’s love for game shows and her playful spirit filled countless hours of entertainment for herself and those around her. She found solace in singing and listening to gospel music and cherished her travels to churches with her parents. Shelia’s early dedication to the March of Dimes, where she served as a poster child for two years, showcased her compassionate nature. She leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. Shelia is survived by her mother, Nora P. Rawls; her sister, Deana Lynne Whittemore and husband Devon; her brother, Michael Shane Rawls and wife Lee, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Willis Richard Rawls, and brother Mark Aaron Rawls. Shelia will be deeply missed but forever remembered for her vibrant spirit and unwavering love. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. A private burial will be held in Graceland East Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Unity Baptist Church of Berea, 12 Piney Rd., Greenville, SC 29611. Friends are encouraged to share their favorite memories of Shelia with the family by clicking on the button labeled “Leave A Message, Share A Memory” below. To send flowers to the family or place a tree in memory of Shelia Renee Rawls, please visit our Tribute Store . Print Email Leave a Message, Share a Memory @media print { .condolence.print-hide { display: none !important; } } Leave a Message, Share a Memory See Condolences Plant a tree in memory of Shelia An environmentally friendly option. Plant a Tree Anonymous left a message on March 1, 2024: With our deepest sympathies to the family. We are so thankful Sheila is with her Lord. May the Lord comfort you all during this time. 1 Peter 2:4 Lovely Tribute Bouquet was purchased for the family of Shelia Rawls by Anonymous. Send Flowers Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Show More × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Leave a Message, Share a Memory Anonymous left a message on March 1, 2024: With our deepest sympathies to the family. We are so thankful Sheila is with her Lord. May the Lord comfort you all during this time. 1 Peter 2:4 Lovely Tribute Bouquet was purchased for the family of Shelia Rawls by Anonymous. Send Flowers Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message: Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Condolence Upload attachment (Allowed file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png , maximum file size: 10MB.) Your Name * Email Address* (Your email address will not be published.) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. × × Your condolence may need to be approved before it appears on this page. It may not appear immediately once submitted. Thank you for leaving a condolence. Your comment has been submitted for moderation. Show you care with something special. Send Flowers or a Gift //show thank you modal if just submitted condolence jQuery(window).load(function() { jQuery('#post-condolence #attachmentForm').find('#submit').addClass('btn obit-button thank-you-btn'); if(window.location.hash) { window.location.hash.indexOf("comment") !== -1 ? jQuery("#post-condolence-thankyou").modal() : false; } });

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Ellen Terese Doyle

Jul 15, 1960 - Feb 17, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Ellen Terese Doyle, 63 of Greenville, SC passed away peacefully with family at her side on February 17, 2024. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM March 9 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 3194 North US Hwy 251 in La Salle with visitation from 10:00 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting Ellen’s family with arrangements. Ellen was born on July 15, 1960. She was the tenth living child of thirteen born to Tom and Ann Doyle of Dimmick. Ellen accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in January of 1986, which changed her life's direction. Ellen earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Bob Jones University. In 1993, Ellen went on a mission trip to Armenia. This experience kindled a desire to become a full-time medical missionary. After completing a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in 1996, Ellen undertook her mission leading to serving in Cameroon, West Africa in 1998. She started her missionary career with Dr. Carol Loescher near the capital city of Yaounde?, where she helped establish a medical clinic. In 2000, she moved to Northern Cameroon in the sub-Saharan desert in hopes of starting a mobile medical clinic among the nomadic people. Several years later, God directed her to Foumban, Cameroon, to help Dr. Loescher with a medical ministry among the Bamoun and Fulani people. In July 2005, Ellen was invited to help a missionary pilot whose vision was to evangelize people in remote regions. Ellen embraced the opportunity with eagerness. Participating in mobile evangelistic clinics was a joy for Ellen. She loved meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the African bush people. Ellen was blessed to see fruit from her efforts as people accepted the Lord as their Savior and churches were planted. In addition to her bush ministry, Ellen treated prison inmates, and she served as a camp nurse and counselor at "Camp Joy" for numerous summers. In 2013, Ellen moved to Bafoussam, Cameroon serving for 10 years among the Bamile?ke? people. On one trip into the bush, Ellen encountered a young child suffering from malnutrition, and the Lord directed Ellen to care for her. Doris lived with Ellen for many years and became like a daughter. Ellen encouraged Doris’ education with a desire that Doris return to her village and share the gospel with her native community. In June 2023, Ellen moved to France to continue her ministry with the Loeschers and to receive medical care in Heidelberg, Germany for liver cancer diagnosed in 2016. Ellen has “fought the good fight, finished the race and has kept the faith”. Our sweet sister is an example of a life of love lived for God and others. You are now at PEACE! Ellen is survived by 6 sisters Paula (Vince) Lenz, Deborah (John McCrosky) Walens, Joan Peterson, Kay (Ken) Tassett, Becky (Dr. Peter) Meier, and Kim Doyle; four brothers Luke (Sue) Doyle, Pat (Lynn) Doyle, David (Polly) Doyle, and Mark (JoAnne) Doyle and 57 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother Bryan; brother-in-law Tom Peterson; mother Ann; father Tom and brother William. In lieu of flowers, Ellen has requested that donations be directed to Gospel Fellowship Association, 1809 Wade Hampton Blvd. #110, Greenville, SC 29609 to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To to the family or in memory of Ellen Terese Doyle, please

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Dr. Harvey Benton Barrett

Apr 12, 1938 - Feb 27, 2024

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Greenville, SC

Dr. Harvey Benton Barrett April 12, 1938 - February 27, 2024 Dr. Harvey Benton Barrett, a much-loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and brother, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenville, SC, on February 27, 2024, at age 85 surrounded by his family. Born on April 12, 1938, in Norfolk, Virginia, from his earliest years, Harvey displayed remarkable commitment and leadership, qualities that were first recognized when he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This early accomplishment set a lifelong precedent for his dedication to excellence and service. His academic journey was equally distinguished. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Old Dominion University, demonstrating his early affinity for the sciences. He then furthered his education with a Master of Science in Geology from Indiana University, and his pursuit of knowledge culminated in a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, reflecting his dedication to not only understanding the world around him but also shaping the future of education. Dr. Barrett's educational path was a testament to his lifelong commitment to learning, teaching, and leading by example. Dr. Barrett was a man of remarkable presence, characterized by his booming voice, and his bold, dynamic personality. In his tenure as a professor at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago, IL, Dr. Barrett’s unique style and focus on hands-on and practical methods earned him admiration and respect from both students and colleagues. Students often reflected on his impact, noting how he turned intimidating subjects into engaging and enriching experiences. His impact was particularly profound as he ran science workshops for the NEIU Chicago Teachers Center (CTC), an initiative focused on improving urban education for Chicago’s K-12 students. Dr. Barrett's influence transcended his role as a science teacher; he was also a passionate mentor to educators, igniting a love for dynamic and engaging instruction. Fueled by his enthusiasm for science, Harvey touched the lives of family, students, friends, and colleagues, leaving a lasting legacy of inspired learning. Beyond academia, Harvey's love for the outdoors was paramount. In particular, his fascination with the beach, camping, geology, eclipses, trainspotting, and weather phenomena like snowstorms and hurricanes were powerful drivers in his life, and he invited family and friends into these interests with contagious enthusiasm. His professional dedication, personal passions, and larger-than-life presence made Harvey a truly remarkable individual, remembered for both his academic contributions and his approach to life. Harvey especially loved his three children, and his wish was for them to be united by his side when he passed. They honored his wish. Harvey is survived by his son, Thomas Barrett, Tom’s wife, Angela, and their children, Andrew and Alyse; his daughter, Ellen Sutton, currently married to Kerry Sutton, and her four children with Scott Browning: Lindsay, Lauren, Holly, and Hannah; and his daughter, Elizabeth (Liz) Barrett Baker, her husband, Dan, and their children, Ryan and Rachel. He also leaves behind his brother, John, and John’s wife, Judy, as well as his best friend, Robert Taylor, and his wife, Gaylia. Harvey's friendship with Robert Taylor, lasting since 1977, was a testament to his loyalty and affection. He is predeceased by his mother, Lula May Bland Hendrickson; father, Theodore Barrett; brother, Theodore Barrett; and step-grandfather, Oren Hendrickson. Harvey's generosity profoundly impacted those in his life, extending beyond the financial to include wisdom, meaningful conversations, and unwavering support. He shared a special bond with his grandchildren, particularly those in South Carolina, nurturing them with love and wisdom. A memorial service to celebrate Harvey's life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 3 p.m. at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, SC. A second service will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at H. D. Oliver’s Laskin Road Chapel followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia where he will be laid to rest near his mother. The family suggests donations in Harvey’s name to Virginia’s Natural Heritage Program. A part of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, donations will continue Harvey’s legacy of passion, generosity, and love for earth science, Virginia, and nature. Mail donations to: Virginia Natural Heritage Program, 600 East Main Street; 24th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. Mention “In honor of Dr. Harvey B. Barrett” in the memo.

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