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Barbara Edmonds Mann

Nashville - Barbara Edmonds Mann died peacefully at home on May 11, 2018 at the age of 86.

Barbara was born in Mobile, Alabama and grew up in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Howard University and received her M.A. at Peabody College (Vanderbilt University).

She and her husband, N. Horace Mann, Jr. DDS (deceased), made their home in Nashville where she and Horace raised their children Kathy and N. Horace (Skipper), III (deceased). She taught and was a career counselor at Fisk University. In 1977 Mayor Richard Fulton appointed her to the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education where she was responsible for overseeing the integration of the public schools.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Kathy Fields (Walter), six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Family visitation and viewing will be Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00a.m with the services following at 12 noon at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 949 T S Jackson Ave. Nashville, TN.

The family would prefer donations in lieu of flowers be made to the N. Horace Mann, Jr. D.D.S. and Barbara E. Mann, M.A. Scholarship Fund, Office of Alumni Affairs, Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208. Lewis & Wright Funeral Directors 615-255-2371

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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
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