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Glenda Montgomery Tarver

Glenda Montgomery Tarver, 82, a resident of Brookhaven, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Born on August 6, 1936, in Meadville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of W.O. Montgomery and Floy Parsons Montgomery.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bogue Chitto High School. She served as a unit secretary for several years at KDMC in Brookhaven, Mississippi. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and taught Sunday school and served Christ in many different ministries throughout her years. She deeply loved her church family. Mrs. Tarver enjoyed farm life, gardening, Bible study and visiting with many friends over a cup of coffee. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She recently resided at the Bee Hive Assisted Living Home in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and dearly loved the staff and residents.

She is preceded in death by her parents, W.O. Montgomery and Floy Parsons Montgomery; husband, Earl Tarver; brothers, Parsons Demille Montgomery, Wendell Montgomery, Ronnie Montgomery and Woody Montgomery; and a sister Melba M. O’Brian.

She is survived by her children, Tammy Tarver Barnes (Joe), Sonda Tarver Johnson (John) and Wally Tarver; grandchildren; Marshall Tarver West (Kendra), Joseph Barnes Jr. (Laurel), Jonathan Barnes (Kayton), Jana Johnson Hewitt (Justin) and Kara Beth Johnson Power (Brady), great-grandchildren, Chloe Grace West, Ellie Kate West, Joseph Barnes III, Ann Magnolia Barnes, Russell Lane Hewitt and soon-to-be Beckham Tarver West; her brother Reggie Montgomery ( Nancy ) and sister-in-law Jeri Montgomery.

Visitation will be held at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven, Mississippi, Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Prospect Baptist Church, Brookhaven, Mississippi, on Monday, April 15, 2019, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and services starting at 2 p.m. followed by burial at Alderman Cemetery in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Pallbearers will be Marshall Tarver West, Jonathan Barnes, Justin Hewitt, Brady Power, James Tarver and Tim McDowell. Honorary pallbearer is Joseph Barnes Jr.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church or The Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Glenda Tarver.