Pearlie Mae Gunn Barber, age 73, of Alachua, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021. Pearl was born in High Springs, Florida on February 24, 1947 to Norman “Rudolph” Gunn and Ozelma Inez Cribbs Gunn.
Pearl was married to Billy Barber for 21 years. She graduated from Santa Fe High School in Alachua, Florida. She grew up attending the Church of the Nazarene in High Springs, Florida.
Pearl retired from the Pediatric Oncology Group at the University of Florida. She was the Human Resources Manager.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to yard sales, going to NASCAR races, and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She spent many years volunteering with the Pop Warner football and cheerleading in Alachua.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Barber of Gainesville, Florida; parents, Rudolph and Ozelma Gunn of High Springs, Florida; brothers, Norman Gunn of High Springs, Florida and Buddy Gunn of Lake City, Florida; sister, Betty Parnell of High Springs, Florida.
She is survived by her daughter Robin Beasley of Alachua, Florida; nephew, Lonnie Gunn (Kimberly) whom she considered her son, of Rincon, Georgia; six grandchildren, Norman Beasley and Brianne Beasley both of Alachua, Florida, Thomas Gunn and Tyler Gunn both of Lake City, Florida, Timothy Gunn and Laura Gunn both of Rincon, Georgia; two great-grandchildren, Ava Beasley and Aaron Downs of Alachua, Florida; sister, Shirley Pointer of Stuart, Florida, and brother, Billy Wayne Gunn of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Evans Carter Funeral Home, 18724 High Springs Main Street, High Springs, Florida. A private service will be held at a later date.