Paula Webb Farrar

Born in Ft. Worth, TX on October 5, 1956

Departed on February 12, 2019 and resided in Burns, TN

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Paula Webb Farrar, age 62, of Burns, TN went to be with her heavenly father Tuesday, February 12, 2019. She was born October 5, 1956 in Ft. Worth, TX to Paul Webb and the late Adelia Waldo Webb.
Paula was a longtime member of Bellevue Baptist Church before moving her membership to Forest Hills Baptist Church. In her service to her church, she sang in the choir, played the piano and loved working with children. For 28 years she was a music editor at Lifeway in the children’s music department. Recently, she was a design editor at Celebrating Grace Publishing where her co-workers loved being around her.

Paula was the joy of her family’s life; she loved everyone, and everyone dearly loved her. She had an infectious laugh, and her family remembers her as a proper and gracious lady who loved to have fun and was very funny. Paula was very intelligent and well spoken, always learning and improving herself. She loved gardening, running/walking (including an occasional ½ marathon with her daughters) and she loved her yard with its beautiful flowers. Paula enjoyed mowing her grass and also playing a good round of golf.

Paula was a wonderful engaged and ever-present mother. She was always involved in her daughters’ activities and was their biggest fan and advocate. Paula shared her love for her family and friends openly and without judgement. She was extremely supportive of her family and their passions, often learning something new so she could be present in their passions. She had a strong bond with her dad and often said, “I am my father’s daughter”. Above all, Paula loved the Lord and shared her faith openly. She is safely in the arms of Jesus.

Paula is survived by her husband, Bob Farrar; daughter, Shea Sims; daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Andrew Robinson; father and step-mother, Paul and Fran Webb; brother, Thomas Webb; and a host of extended family, friends and co-workers.

The family will receive friends from 12 am – 2 pm at Bellevue Baptist Church. A life celebration service will be held at 2 pm with pastor Mike Shelton Officiating. Interment will follow in the garden of Peace in Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens.

11 Comments to Paula Webb Farrar

  1. Eileen Cartwright
    February 16, 2019 5:54 am

    She was s member of our Forest Hills Baptist Choir, and did play the piano some.
    Pleasant and friendly lady.

  2. PAT COBB
    February 16, 2019 7:33 am

    There are no words I can say that express the sadness I fell. Paula was an inspiration to everyone she touched. I am so blessed that my journey here included her. Her smile was contagious, her laugh made me laugh. She was always kind and courteous. It was so special to sing with her. I can not say enough about her. She will be so missed. She was so loved. Thank you Lord for the gift of music she shared with us especially the children’s choirs. I hope there’s a piano in heaven. Til we meet again Paula, as Angels sing and Jesus smiles, as he says, welcome home Paula. Heaven is sweeter now that’s your here.
    Paula was special to me!!

    My love and blessings to the family,

    Pat Cobb

  3. Lew and Becky Gholston
    February 16, 2019 9:50 am

    Bob, Lew and I are so very sorry for your loss.
    I was never able to meet Paula but I heard about how nice she was. You will continue to be in our prayers. May God bring you much peace and comfort as only He can do. And never forget the lyrics to ”Because He Lives”. In His love, Lew and Becky

  4. JOAN SINCERBOX
    February 16, 2019 10:04 am

    I loved to hear Paula play the piano.- she touched my heart whenever she played! She was such a gifted talented person,& such a wonderful Christian lady. I will never forget her. I know she is surrounded by angels. welcoming her home! I pray for peace & comfort for her family in their loss

    Joan Sincerbox

  5. Beverly Houser
    February 16, 2019 11:22 am

    Paula was a loving and kind friend. Christ Jesus definitely shined through her. Paula served as the pianist in our church services for years in Hendersonville,and played beautifully. When we first attended church in Hendersonville, the beautiful music she played moved my husband so deeply that after service, he grabbed Paula and gave her a huge hug! The look on her face was priceless….she had not previously met my husband so she was taken aback. We became friends and were so blessed to have her in our lives. Everyone who knew Paula will miss het beautiful spirit.

  6. Beverly Houser
    February 16, 2019 12:14 pm

    Paula was a precious lady who could light up a room with her smile and who shared Christ with those she met. Paula was the pianist at Good Shepherd in Hendersonville for several years and she played beautifully. She also sang and played the handbells with just as much skil and joyl. She loved serving the Lord. I remember one Sunday morning when our family first attended church at Good Shepherd. The beautiful music she played moved my husband so deeply that he went up to her after church and gave her a big hug and told her how much he enjoyed the music. The look on her face was priceless as she wasn’t sure what to do! She didn’t know my husband and the hug made her quite uncomfortable. That tickled my husband to no end. From that point forward, he would make sure to give her a hug every Sunday. She eventually got used to his hugs and became a wonderful friend. We love Paula but know that we will see her again in Heaven.

  7. Becky Griffith Page
    February 16, 2019 1:28 pm

    Paula was a huge influence in my life. Singing with her, playing handbells beside her and working with her in children’s choirs are memories I will never forget. I’m glad she was my friend and will a,ways be grateful for what she taught me. Prayers for the family.

  8. Jennifer Bryon Owen
    February 18, 2019 8:19 pm

    Paul and Fran, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Jim Edwards
      June 28, 2019 8:51 pm

      I had a pleasure of working with Paula at a LifeWay conference in Waco many years ago. She was a delight with whom to work and a very efficient lady.
      She will be missed.

  9. Dreya Burdette
    February 19, 2019 10:25 am

    I will continue to play the piano and sing and make her proud of me.

  10. Rev. Allen Weller
    February 21, 2019 10:48 am

    Paula was a special friend, sister in ministry and a fantastic musician whom God had blessed with many awesome talents! Buni and I are saddened by the sudden passing of this beautiful child of God! Through the many years we shared together on staff at Good Shepherd UMC I was so blessed to be able to hear Paula use her God-given gift of music 🎶 in so many Sunday morning and special services playing the grand piano or the handbells! What special memories of Paula and Dr. Jeff Byers at Christmas lifting us all up with their awesome rendition of Sleigh Ride! The inner beauty of Paula was and is clearly reflected in the lives of and on the faces of her beautiful daughters Shea and Lauren! I am so glad that God blesses me with some wonderful and blessed years to be able to say that Paula was my friend! Thank you God for giving Paula her ultimate healing and I pray that she is continuing to make beautiful music forever!

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