William Garrett

Obituary of William Garrett

Funeral services for William Ernest Garrett, age 78, of Heflin will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Joiner officiating.  Burial will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Mr. William Garrett departed his life on Sunday, July 16, 2017, with his lovely family by his side.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Betty Garrett; daughter, Queen Esther; siblings, Clarence Garrett, Willie Mae Loyd, and Gloria Dixon.

William is survived by two children, Pacillia Garrett and Jeffery Garrett, both of Gadsden; six grandchildren; seven sisters, Bobbie Horton of Gadsden, Annie Ackles of Micaville, Joyce Pierson (Willard) of Wedowee, Sarah West (George) of Anniston, Margaret Robertson (Ed) of Gadsden, Dorothy Nunn (Walter)of Fayetteville, NC, and Mattie Thomas of Anniston; one brother, Larry Garrett of Micaville; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Garrett’s nephews and flower girls will be friends and nieces.

William began his earthly journey on September 20, 1938, in Talladega, Alabama, to the late Willie and Betty Garrett.  He was the second child of 12 and accepted Christ at a young age. Mr. Garrett worked for his best friend, Mr. Harold Harmon, for 40 years before he became ill. 

The family would like to offer special thanks to his caregivers, Annie Ackle and Alabama Hospice Care.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.