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|Friends, family gather to remember Greg Barrett|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|June 07, 2010 16:54|
Friends and family of Greg Barrett came together at Christ Covenant MCC in Decatur this afternoon to honor his life and remember his community volunteerism. Barrett died suddenly June 3.
Community leaders and family remembered Barrett for his dedication to local nonprofit organizations as well on the impact he had on friends and family.
A long-time Atlanta Pride volunteer, Barrett was actively involved with several Atlanta-based nonprofit organizations, including the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and AIDS Walk Atlanta.
JP Sheffield, executive director of Atlanta Pride, said of Barrett, “Greg was a really, really good man. I know Pride was really important to Greg, but everything he did was important. That’s the kind of character he had.”
“I can’t count the number of times Greg Barrett was there for me,” Sheffield said at today’s memorial service.
Barrett also staffed the bar at the Atlanta Eagle every other week and donated his tips to Atlanta Pride.
“It’s because of people like Greg that we have a voice in this town,” Atlanta Eagle co-owner Robby Kelley said.
Barrett was 43 years old and leaves behind a partner, Tim Garrett, and many friends in the community.
The article was updated to correct Barrett's age. He was 43, not 44 as originally reported.
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