November 21, 1962 - November 15, 2021
A TIME TO BE BORN-Pastor Bartholomew Orr was born November 21, 1962, to the late Dec. Willie B. and Rosetta (Johnson) Orr in Newnan, Ga. A TIME TO LIVE-Bartholomew “Bart” was a loving son growing up and loved helping people, especially his young nieces, nephews, and cousins, overindulging them with candy. Bartholomew attended Coweta County Schools and graduated from Newnan High School in 1980. He later attended Emmanuel Bible College. Bartholomew was employed for several years with Coweta Fayette EMC, leaving to become a full-time pastor and an entrepreneur of Orr’s Lawn Care. He was last employed with the Coweta County School System. Bart enjoyed a variety of sporting activities, especially basketball. He was engaged with his daughters and family thoroughly. There was never a dull moment with Bartholomew around, and his presence was felt and filled with love anytime you were around him. Bartholomew took on the role of preaching, teaching, mentoring new ministers, and sharing his pulpits. Pastor Bartholomew Orr was formerly united in marriage to Ms. Tassell Cleveland, and to this union, three beautiful girls were born. He was a loving Father. A TIME TO WORSHIP- Bartholomew learned to serve the Lord at a young age. He joined the Saint Smyrna Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Matthew Brantley. Bartholomew taught Sunday School for several years. He was ordained as a deacon on March 26, 1984, by Pastor Eddie Collier, and later on served as chairman, and on July 17, 1988, he was licensed to preach the gospel under the leadership of Pastor Robert Chapman. Pastor Orr also had the privilege of serving as pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Senoia, Ga. and New Unity Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Pastor Orr was presently pastoring Friendship Baptist Church, LaGrange, Ga. and New Birth Baptist Church, Alvaton, Ga. Pastor Orr was first called to minister at Friendship Baptist Church, LaGrange, Ga in April of 1991. He was young and on fire for the Lord. During his many years at Friendship, he grew significantly in the ministry. Pastor Orr was called to Pastor New Birth Baptist Church, Alvaton. Ga in 1993. Under his leadership, New Birth had a planning meeting on July 25, 1993, to build a new church. The building was completed, and the congregation marched into their new building on March 26, 1995. He completed notable work in both churches and was loved by his members. A TIME TO MOURN- Pastor Bartholomew Orr transitioned from this life on Monday, November 15, 2021, at Piedmont Hospital Newnan, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Deacon Willie B. Orr and Rosetta (Johnson) Orr; grandparents, Deacon Alphonso (Mattie Lee)Johnson Sr., and Welborn (Georgia) Orr; 8 uncles, Aubrey, Alphonso, Jr. and Eddie Johnson, Bob Orr, Luebe Williams, Herbert Kendricks, Ira Turner, and Deacon James O. Wood: 6 aunts, Georgia Willie Williams, Mary Francis Kendrick, Leola Johnson, Wilma Johnson, Christyne Turner Reeves, and Pearline Allen. As a devoted father, he leaves three daughters, Barnecia Orr, Okinawa, Japan; Bartresa (Bee) Orr, and Barquita Orr, Newnan, Ga. One grandson, Joshua M. Penn. As a paternal brother, he leaves three sisters, Vernetta Horton (Charlie), Shirley Orr-Cox (Willie Curtis), of Newnan, Ga.; Aubrey (Debbie) Orr Newnan, Ga, one brother Pastor Willie V. Orr, Griffin, Ga.; a generous and patient uncle, he leaves one niece, Brittany Allen; 5 nephews, Charlie Horton (Tawanna); Chaderick Horton (Lashonda); Weylin Orr, Elishua Orr (Malika); Joshua Orr; 2 great-nephews, Camden Horton, Cason Horton; 3 great-nieces, Chasidy Horton, Chazmin Horton, and Paisley Orr. As a loving nephew, he leaves 6 Aunts, Emma R. Wood, Redia B. Orr, Mattie Orr, Shirley Ann Orr, Sharon Orr, and Stella Johnson; 6 uncles, Welborn, Thomas, Henton, Larry, Ted, and Dan Orr; and a special cousin he took under his wings in the ministry, Rev. Dentez Orr, and host of cousins, other relatives, friends, and significant other Priscilla Henderson. Reverend Orr will lie in repose Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the following locations: 12 - 2 PM, Friendship Baptist Church - 585 Gabbettville Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240 3 - 5 PM, New Birth Baptist Church - 26190 GA-85, Senoia, GA 30276 6 - 8 PM, Saint Smyrna Baptist Church - 68 Heery Road, Newnan, GA 30263 A funeral service celebrating his life will be held Sunday, November 21, 2021, 2 PM, at Saint Smyrna Baptist Church - 68 Heery Rd, Newnan, GA 30263. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - 656 Roscoe Road, Newnan, GA 30263. Due to COVID 19 Restrictions, we respectfully ask that extended family and friends refrain from home visits as each of us do our best to stop the spread. All family members, friends, and well-wishers are required to wear face masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines to attend all services.
A TIME TO BE BORN-Pastor Bartholomew Orr was born November 21, 1962, to the late Dec. Willie B. and Rosetta (Johnson) Orr in Newnan, Ga. A TIME TO LIVE-Bartholomew “Bart” was a loving son growing up and loved helping people, especially... View Obituary & Service Information
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