Barbara Atrell Havard Evans passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. She was born on April 18, 1933 to the late Armster and Louvonia Havard.
Barbara received a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University in 1954. She joined her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., as an undergraduate and was a Life member with more than 65 years of service. After college, Barbara earned Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University.
For 45 years, Barbara worked as a teacher and a counselor for the Detroit Public Schools, selflessly providing loving instruction and guidance to thousands of students.
She is survived by her son, Robert Lanard Evans; daughter, Sherri Evans Harris; granddaughters, Lauren Sherrice Harris and Liana Arielle Harris; sister, Beverly June Branham and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Detroit arrangements are handled by Swanson Funeral Home.