Hailey Jayne Barr

Hailey Jayne Barr, 28, went to be with her Lord Tuesday night, July 23, 2013, around 11:30p.m. The love of her life and husband of two years, Matthew David Barr, joined her shortly after. The two shared a love so deep that even death could not part them. Matthew was a man of integrity. He was selfless, loving, devoted, driven and completely cherished Hailey. Matthew and Hailey worked and lived in the Philippines where they encouraged young people to pursue their passions while also creating a positive social change. Hailey was a beautiful person. She meant so much to so many people. She never met a stranger she didn't love. Hailey was creative, funny, a chocolate connoisseur, mall-enthusiast, adventurous, sympathetic, feisty, compassionate, forgiving, and always, ALWAYS loving. Life was never dull in her presence. Her open arms were warm and inviting. Her smile, sincere. Her love, genuine and lifelong. Her jokes, hilarious. Her tickles, relentless. We have no words to explain our present grief over her passing but are completely confident that we will see her again. Hailey lived her whole life in an effort to draw other's closer to Jesus. She was a bright light in a dark world. Let the light of her life illuminate a path for you to have a closer walk with the Lord. She would want you to make every day count for His glory. Hailey, thank you for the life you lived and the example you have been to so many. You lived this life well and you lived it full. May we find the strength to pick up the torch and continue the race until we meet you again. You will never, never be forgotten. Hailey is survived by her mother, Caron Willey of Baton Rouge; her father and stepmother, Doug and Camille Morgan of New Roads; her sister and brother-in-law, Kaycie and Jacob LaGrone; and her niece and two nephews, Hannah, Abram, and Luke LaGrone. Visitation will be at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Tuesday, July 30, from 5 p.m. and will resume Wednesday at 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. For more information about their life's work, please visit www.Fuel.PH.

Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 28 to July 30, 2013