Celebration of Life
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
Naomi Fair Harvell, loving daughter of the late William N. Fair and Estelle [McQuarters] Fair, was born on December 29, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was one of ten children born to the devoted couple.
Naomi received her education in the Public Schools of Baltimore City. She was a 1954 graduate of The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, and continued her education at the Community College of Baltimore City.
At a very young age, Naomi attended First Apostolic Faith Church with her dad, and she also attended Zion Baptist Church with her mom. As a young woman, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized. She later joined the fellowship of the Israel Baptist Church on December 1, 1976, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Edmond D. Meade, Sr., and remained a loyal and dedicated member, even when her failing health no longer permitted her to worship in person. Naomi loved the Lord God and took her faith walk very seriously - serving, giving, teaching, singing on the church choir, organizing bus trips, counseling, evangelizing and helping whenever and wherever there was a need. Naomi served on various ministries of Israel: Leader of the Outreach Ministry, Trustee, Finance Committee, Treasurer, Christian Education Ministry, Transportation and The Music Ministry.
One accomplishment that Naomi was most proud of was graduating from the Baltimore School of the Bible. Another was retiring from her job with the City of Baltimore after many decades of employment holding various positions in the areas of Finance and Human Services. Naomi was also an entrepreneur who successfully operated a long running small tax preparation business in which she had many loyal clients. In her leisure time, Naomi enjoyed gatherings with family and friends, cooking, sewing, reading her Bible and inspirational books, and traveling.
Suddenly, on October 31, 2020, Naomi entered into eternal rest, like her loved ones who have transitioned before her, including her parents, five brothers, William Norman Fair, Jr., Emmanuel Fair, Purnell Fair, Samuel Fair, Nathaniel Fair; and three sisters, Verdella Byrd, Juanita Fair, and Mary Fair.
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