Born in Hampton, VA on March 11, 1977

Departed on September 30, 2018 and resided in Decatur, GA

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Teddy John Mierzwa, 41, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away on September 30, 2018.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on October 20, 2018 at Wages and Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The family requests your presence for a Celebration of Life Luncheon immediately following the Memorial Service to be held at the same location.

Teddy was born in Hampton, Virginia on March 11, 1977. He graduated from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia and continued to receive a Bachelors of Horticulture Degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

At the time of passing, Teddy was married to Gracie Allen Beavers and they resided in Decatur, Georgia.

Teddy was an accomplished horticulturist working for successful family owned companies before settling on establishing his own landscaping company, The Garden Gnomes, which catered to both residential and commercial clientele.

Teddy always had a ready smile and warm hug. His kindness and generosity were far reaching. Teddy had a service oriented soul and the last year of his life organized a coat and blanket drive for the local homeless population.

Teddy had a deep love and passion for music. He both composed and performed his own compositions and lyrics, as well as the works of accomplished and respected musicians and performers.

Teddy enjoyed playing and writing music, hanging out with friends to play a friendly game of poker, ping pong and pool, engaging in both philosophical conversation and easy chit chat, traveling to experience new places or to see his favorite band, Widespread Panic, gardening and playing with his dogs.

Teddy may be gone, but will be forever remembered and never forgotten. He left a legacy of sincerity, humor, stimulating and thought provoking intellect, respect, duty, honor, family and love.

Teddy is survived by his mother and father, Joan and Ted Mierzwa; his brother, Christoper M. Mierzwa; his sister, Andrea J. Loar; his niece and nephew, Mary Cathryn and Davis; and the rest of his relatives and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wages and Sons located at 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083. Please visit for additional information or contact them at 770.469.9811 to flower inquiries.

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