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 an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education prior to 2000.
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 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.