Connie Cordell Barnard

Connie Cordell Barnard

Connie Cordell Barnard, died, June 27, 2019 at home in Surfside Beach, SC.  She was born August 1, 1944 in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of Joel James and Ella Hill Cordell.

Mrs. Barnard attended Wesleyan College, graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in English and later received a M.Ed. in English from the University of South Carolina.  She taught English for many years including positions at Coastal Carolina University, Socastee High School, and Myrtle Beach High School.  After her retirement from teaching, she worked as a freelance writer for a number of local and regional publications.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Junior Leagues of Albany, GA; Alexandria, LA; and Washington, DC, and the Archibald Rutledge Club of Myrtle Beach.

Mrs. Barnard is survived by her husband of 55 years, Air Force Colonel (ret.) Howard D. Barnard, III; daughter, Elizabeth Lundy Barnard Blum and her husband, Buck; a son, Howard D. Barnard, IV and his wife Julie; five grandchildren, Andrew Ellis Blum, Catherine Cordell Blum, Sarah Elizabeth Barnard, James Cole Barnard, Ella Rose Barnard.  She is also survived by a sister, Sara Cordell Lewis and husband Emory, and a sister-in-law, Doty Barnard Dunn and husband JD.

Visitation will be at the McMillan-Small Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, July 1st, a memorial service will be Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, Grissom Campus.  Memorials may be made to the Connie Barnard Memorial Garden at First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 70127, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.


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Grizelda Black
Created On: 07/03/2019 02:06:33

Dearest Barnards, Tim and I were so saddened to hear of Connie's passing. Seeing her beautiful face with that wonderful smile brings back so many happy memories of days we spent together at Myrtle Beach and Davis Monthan. She always had the best and funniest stories, and she made every person she encountered feel special. She was truly one of a kind, and she touched the lives of many with her kind words, happy disposition, and wonderful laugh. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will keep her and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

John Mahoney
Mount Pleasant, SC
Created On: 07/02/2019 20:04:51

Col. B, I am so sorry to hear that Connie has passed. All of us who were your young Lieutenants so long ago always thought of her as a second mother! She had that special way about her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family during this difficult time.

Lynne Boykin
Murrells Inlet
Created On: 07/02/2019 18:13:07

Howard, Dwight and I are so sorry for your loss. Connie was certainly a special lady and she will be so so missed. Please know that we are here for you in the coming days, weeks, months. With all our love.

Joanne Langfitt
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 07/02/2019 14:54:00

Young Howard and family, I just left the church parking lot and am sad I could not get in to offer my condolences. I've had back issues and walking with a cane and no way I could have made it up to the entrance. Connie was the dearest, sweetest lady, and I'm so sorry I was unable to see you personally. Best to all of you.

Jeffrey Lynch and Family
Hingham MA
Created On: 07/01/2019 16:53:10

Dear Beth, Buck and the entire extended Barnard family. I was very sorry to hear of Connie's passing and wanted to let you all know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

JD and Margie Lee
Surfside Beach, SC
Created On: 07/01/2019 02:28:55

Connie was the best neighbor. We will miss seeing her working in the yard. She always had a smile on her face. A truly great lady.

Charlotte, NC
Created On: 07/01/2019 00:11:03

Hoping that in due time your family receives solace from the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort.  He promised that in the Paradise life will be a delight, more than we can imagine. (Revelation 21:4)  Until then, trust that Jehovah God heals the brokenhearted and he binds up their wounds.  Wishing you the peace and strength needed in the days ahead.

Jeanne Cobb
First Presbyterian Church
Created On: 06/30/2019 23:00:09

I am so sorry to hear about Connie. She always greeted me at church with a smile and kind words. She was such a considerate, caring lady who was always thinking of others. She will be greatly missed but her legacy of love and compassion will live on in all our hearts. My prayers are with all of you, especially Howard.

The Hodge Family
Created On: 06/30/2019 22:25:28

May Family and Friends of Connie always cherish those precious memories that you shared and created with her, and May you allow God’s promises to bring you comfort and peace. Acts 24:15, John 6:40, Rev 21:4.

Bud and Rena Jackson
Choctaw, OK
Created On: 06/30/2019 17:31:28

Our deepest sympathy to Howard and her family. We remember the kind, gracious, lovely person Connie was with great affection.