Elizabeth Walker Garrett

Born: Mon., Dec. 22, 1919
Died: Fri., Apr. 19, 2013

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U.S. Veteran

Nina Elizabeth Walker "Libby" Garrett, age 93, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Augusta, GA. She was born December 22, 1919 in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of the late Charles Ira Walker and Willie Kate Bridges Walker. She graduated from Phillips High School in Birmingham, AL. On September 29, 1941, she married Fred Monroe Garrett. She served her country in the United States Army as a WAC (Women''s Army Corps). After serving in the military, they lived in Tucker, GA, where they raised their children. She was very active in all aspects of their schooling, including being a member of the PTA and the first secretary of the Tucker Little League. During her career, she worked for Superior Tank Corporation as an executive secretary, was a teller for Trust Company of Georgia and retired as executive secretary from J. M. Tull Metals. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tucker and a member of the Pilot Club. Besides being a wife, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, a skill that she imparted to her daughter, and catering. Her favorite pastimes were shopping, fine dining, watching the Atlanta Braves and college football. "ROLL TIDE", "WAR EAGLE" and "GO DAWGS"

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Monroe Garrett on June 29, 1994. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Garrett Allan of Greensboro, GA; a son Walker Garrett (Charlene) of Sanford, FL; two grandsons, James Scott Wilson (Jenifer) and Brad Garrett (Erin); five great grandchildren, Dylan Joseph Wilson, Kaci "Elizabeth" Wilson, Haley, Tyler and Avery Garrett; and dear friends and caretakers, Laura Johnson and Rhonda Vann.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Greensboro, Georgia at McCommons Chapel with Rev. John Pike officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Floral Hills Memory Garden, 3000 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, GA 30084. The family requests that any memorials be made to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Laurie Cordaro
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013
It was an honor to know your mother, Cathy, even for six months or so. I so appreciate her service to our country as well as your loving dedication to her. May fond memories cheer you when you most need them.

Elaine J. Winter
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013
Dear BR aka Cathy, Libby has gone to be with Fred and she was ready. Do you remember the lunch we had in Athens on Broad Street; when she was at Iris Place? She was just full of herself and we all had a joyous time. She did a lot for our country and a lot for society and her family. What a wonderful and long life she had and she was such a good mother to you and Walker. My thoughts are with you and for your heart. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Forever, Elaine PS Please thank Scott for calling and of course, I called Marie and Bren.

Kay Eadie
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013
We were so sorry to hear about your mother's death. She lived a good long life, and you were very attentive to her--a good daughter. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay and John Eadie

Lee and Verene Stanley Rickett
   Posted Mon April 22, 2013
Dear Cathy, Walker and Families, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It is a small world. Our Friends at McCommons arranged the memorials for our Parents in 2011 and 2012. We know how it feels to have a broken heart. Our prayers are with you. With Love Lee and Verene Stanley Rickett

Jane Kramer-Nelson
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
Dear Walker, Charlene and family, My heart goes out to you today as you walk in grief. Mrs. Garrett was such a fine lady and I know all of you will miss her. Times like these are when Christ is closest to us, wrapping us with his arms of grace and love. She is walking with Him and catching your tears as they fall. My love to all of you as well as my prayers. Sincerely, Jane