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Andre Garr

May 17, 1983 - October 24, 2013

Andre Cascier Garr, 30, departed this life on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at his home in Columbia, Mo. He was surrounded by his mother, grandfather, and loving family who cherished him so dearly. He was born in Columbia, Mo. to Bonnie and Kenneth Garr on May 17, 1983. He began singing at the age of 5, often accompanying his grandfather, Jack McBride, to programs and events. He was very active in various school choirs, was baptized at age 9, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated from Hickman High in 2001, attended Moberly Junior College and Columbia College for a period. He loved people and working in retail, especially Dillardís Store in Columbia, Mo. In addition to his parents and grandpa, he is survived by his sister, Adrianna Garr; his nieces, Anaiyah, Aiyesha, Angelique, Ajayia; and nephew, JíVion, who he doted on and helped to raise. His Garr siblings include: Kenneth Jeffey West (Cindy), Kenneth Jr. (Kenyette), Kenny Red, Anthony Young, and Jonathan Carr; sisters, Latitia Frost, Nichole, Preonica and Mishee Gray and a host of nieces and nephews. He treasured his wonderful. He treasured his wonderful Aunties and Uncles and his sister in love, Maya Warren and family. Preceding him in death was his cherished grandmother, Juanita McBride; paternal grandparents, Bessie and James Garr; stepfather, Thomas Cason and paternal uncles, Michael and Cascier Garr. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church in Fulton at 1:00 p.m., Visitation will be from 10:30-1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of H.T. May & Son Funeral Homes of Columbia, Mo.