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Margaret Garrett

Margaret Garrett (McLeod)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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Margaret Louise McLeod Garrett went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 23, 2021 at the age of 95. Margaret was born on July 8, 1925 in Greenville, Florida and moved to Perry, Florida soon thereafter. She was the third child of Andrew A. and Ira Barker McLeod, and she gave her heart to Jesus and was baptized at the age of thirteen. She loved and was active in the youth group at First Baptist Church in Perry. After graduating from and serving as a majorette at Taylor County High School, she attended business school and worked at the Florida Tag department in Tallahassee.

In October of 1947, Margaret met the love of her life Thomas “Tom” Garrett, and they married on her parents’ anniversary January 11, 1948. Their daughter Carole was born a year later. Shortly after marriage, the Garretts moved to Columbus, Georgia where Margaret lived for 67 years. She was a bookkeeper and salesperson for Garrett’s Home of Photography for 52 years, retiring at age 82. When Tom passed away, Margaret depended on the Lord for strength, and she stayed busy at work, church, with friends, gospel singings, and traveling.

Margaret was full of life, never met a stranger, and told everyone about her Jesus. Like her daddy, she laughed loud and often. She taught Sunday School to 5-year-olds for 25 years. Tom and Margaret also taught youth at church, and their “young people” always found food and an open door any time they stopped by the Garrett home. Known as Nana to her granddaughters and great grandbabies, they adored her, and she adored them. After living in the same house for 60 years in Columbus, they are forever thankful Nana moved to Texas at age 90 and lived her last 5 years close to Carole and her immediate family.

Margaret was preceded in death by Tom, her husband of 33 years, parents Andrew A and Ira Barker McLeod, sisters Myrtis Mohawk (Hiawatha), Frances Chapman (Bill), Mildred “Dickie” Byrd (Tack), Ava McGee (Bob), and brother Andrew L “Buck” McLeod (Loretta), nephews Joe and Mike Murphy. Margaret is survived by a daughter Carole Garrett Dodd (Royce), granddaughters Shelley Ford (Michael) and Sommer Clayman (Jeremy), great-grandchildren Meg and Kate Clayman, Daniel and Caleb Ford, numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held in Perry, Florida at a future date once family and friends are able to travel.
In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity or faith-based organization. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.wadefamilyfuneralhome.com.

Wade Family Funeral Home & Crematory
817-274-9233
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