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FAMU Mourns the Loss of Long-time Educator Eileen Warner


The Florida A&M University (FAMU) community is mourning the loss of long-time educator Eileen Warner. Warner served FAMU for more than 32 years as a high school English teacher at FAMU Developmental Research School and served as a faculty member in the College of Education.

She was celebrated for her unwavering dedication to her students, and as a result was named “Teacher of the Year” numerous times. Warner served the students in and outside of the classroom as a mentor, senior class adviser, yearbook and newsletter sponsor and homecoming/royal court co-chair.

She was a FAMU alumna, receiving both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university, and was completing her doctorate degree at Grand Canyon University at the time of her death.

Warner was a member of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and married to Michael Warner. She was the proud mother of Elease “Melanie” Warner of Hampton, Va.

A memorial celebration for Warner, sponsored by FAMU DRS alumni, is planned to take place in FAMU’s Lee Hall on Thursday, June 12 at 6:15 p.m.

Funeral services for Warner have been scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, where Warner was a devoted member. The church is located at 501 W. Orange Ave., Tallahassee, Fla. An interment will follow the funeral at St. Hebron Cemetery, 1730 St. Hebron Rd., Quincy, Fla.

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