Friday, September 7, 2007

Effi Barry (ex-wife of Marion Barry) Dies

Former DC First Lady, Effi Barry, has died last night of leukemia at age 63.

Often criticized for playing the "stand by your man" role for her formerly cracked out husband, Ms. Effi was still elegant and extremely graceful under extraordinary pressure.

The couple divorced in 1990 and later became very good friends. They were often seen out on the town as Marion is now separated from his fourth wife.

I understand that he was one of the few visitors she allowed to see her in her last days.

I pray for her family's healing in this most difficult time.