Ms. Myrna Lynette Laster Barker went from labor to reward when she entered into the joy of eternal life with the Lord on Wednesday March18, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia at the age of 63, leaving a deeply saddened family who loved her dearly.
A private Celebration of Life Service will be held by invitation only. Family and friends are welcome to the viewing at 34th Street Church of God, 3000 N. 34th Street, Tampa, Florida on Friday March 27th from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Myrna was the first born of a set of triplet girls on Father’s Day 1956 to the parentage of Reverend John Oliver Laster and Evelyn Bell Montana Laster. Myrna attended and graduated from Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, FL where she and her sister Marcia were honored by local newspapers for being exceptional in running track. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree n Sociology from American Public University. She was a Mail Carrier for the United Postal Service for over a decade and also Clerk and Acting Supervisor until she resigned to relocate to the Atlanta area.
Myrna Lyn was an author of two published books, “Where is He, My Black Man” and “Deceitful Hearts”. She recently attended Author’s Pitchfest in Beverly Hills, California to pitch one of her books for film production. Myrna absolutely enjoyed being around children and they loved being around her infectious smile and sweet spirit. She taught Sunday School for many years in both Florida and Georgia and was often a soloist as well as praise team leader at the Greater Jacksonville Church of God. She loved the Lord; she was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Myrna is predeceased by her youngest sister Wanda Laster and her father, Rev. John Oliver Laster.
Myrna is survived by her children, John, Wanda, Stephen (Talisa), Craig and their father, Bernard Wright; foster daughter, Barbara Turner; her mother, Evelyn Bell Montana Laster; her sisters, Marcia L. Richardson, Marva L. Scott (Bishop Thomas Scott), and Arlene Steward; grandchildren, Angel Sherrer, DeAnthony Somerset, Arieona Somerset, Jada Goins,Keshun Turner, Christian Wright, Carter Turner, Majesty Wright and Abigail Harrison, Elliot Davis (God-Son), and cherished by a host of devoted uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends close, near and far.
In lieu of the current restrictions from the CDC, we are asking that you use the visitation as an opportunity to pay your final respect. For your convenience and safety, we have extended our visitation hours.
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