Adrianna Barber’s legacy to live on

Published 10:03 am Thursday, November 14, 2019

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A rising senior at Davie County Early College High School, Adrianna Barber  believed in her community and did her part to make it better.

She died on July 7 in an automobile accident.

In 2018, she received a SURF Board grant through the Davie Community Foundation to provide bags of snacks, hygiene products, candy, goodies, and index cards with Bible verses to the children who are served by the Dragonfly House.

The goal of Adrianna and her classmates was to be uplifting, supportive, and spread the love of Jesus.

This is one of many examples of Adrianna’s character. She was a helper, a friend, an advocate, and a bright personality. She was passionate about volunteering with Camp Manna and she was an advocate for accepting differences and treating everyone she met the same.

To carry on Adrianna’s bright and compassionate legacy, her family directed memorials to the Adrianna Barber Fund at the Davie Community Foundation. The memorials and family gifts quickly grew the Acorn fund into the Adrianna Barber Scholarship, to be awarded starting with the Class of 2020, Adrianna’s graduating class.

Although it will be extremely difficult for her family, the first recipient of the Adrianna Barber Scholarship will hold a special place in their hearts, said Jane Simpson, foundation president.

The Adrianna Barber Scholarship will be selected by the family and will benefit a student from either Davie County Early College High School or Davie County High School who overcame obstacles/challenges. Students will be invited to complete the application by the student services staff at both schools. The family will make the selection.

“It is so important to me that Adrianna’s scholarship be awarded for the first time to one of the Class of 2020, her graduating class,” said Dreama Barber, her mother. “It will be an extremely difficult and emotional day, but the scholarship will be a happy reminder of Adrianna’s sweet spirit as her scholarship helps another student.”

Adrianna’s 18th birthday would have been Nov. 29. Remember her on her birthday by making a gift to the scholarship. Gifts may be made online at or by check payable to the Davie Community Foundation with Adrianna Barber Scholarship noted on the memo line. Checks should be mailed to PO Box 546, Mocksville.