Kay Calloway Barner was born September 2, 1944, in Norfolk, VA. God’s angels ushered her home on September, 5, 2022, in Plano, TX. She was formerly married to John Calloway, Jr. on August 5, 1962, where they were blessed with one son, John Calloway, III. She then remarried to Curtis L. Barner on February 9, 1975, and were blessed with one daughter, Sherry T. Barner.
Kay was a dedicated elementary and middle school educator for over 40 years. She taught in the Suffolk Public school system, as well as the Portsmouth Public school system. She gave many students a strong educational foundation to utilize in the pursuit of their life long goals. After she left the public school system, she continued to guide the education of students as the Principal of the I.A.F.O.C. Christian Academy. While there, she was instrumental in the effective administration of class currriculum while ensuring student success.
In addition to being an outstanding educator, she was also an outstanding wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, and grandmother. She was a great friend to many, and she will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Goodman and Helena Carmon; husband, Curtis L. Barner; three brothers: Charles, James, and Melvin Miller; and one sister, Evelyn Robinson. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: one son, John Calloway, III (Tracy) of Anna, TX; one daughter, Sherry T. Barner of Addison, TX; one sister, Angelyn Wilson (Pastor Heyward Wilson) of Philadelphia, PA; one brother, Vernon Eaton of Portsmouth, VA; two grandsons: Quinton Calloway of Dallas, TX and Quincy Calloway (Michelle) of Independence, MO; a host of wonderful nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.