Bette Mae Garrett, 85, of Atlanta Georgia passed away on February 15, 2018. A celebration of her life will be held on February 18, 2018 at the Assembly of God Tabernacle on 1580 Agape Way Decatur, Ga 30035. Friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 on Saturday, February 17th at Wages and Sons Funeral Home at 1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, Ga 30083. Bette was born on May 12, 1932 in Benton, Illinois to the late Ocie and Lillie Abbott. She lived an active and full life. She was dedicated to her church and avidly spent time with her family. She was known by all to be a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She met her husband, Gary, in St. Louis while he was stationed there in the Air Force. They married and after he returned from Korea they moved to his hometown of Atlanta. She spent the next 63 years raising her family and working in her church. Bette is survived by her three sons; Ed, Tim and Chris; and nine grandchildren.

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  1. My heart rejoices that Mrs. Bette is in the presence of her Lord and Savior now. My heart weeps with family and all those who knew her and loved her because her presence in heaven leaves a void in our hearts and lives. Her sweet words of encouragement, her grace filled words of compassion and her beautiful heart and mind, will be forever missed. But it’s worth it to know that she is embraced by her Father in heaven and has left a legacy in her family and friends of how to love unconditionally. She has left an impression on this world that resembles Jesus. I was blessed and favored to know her and be on the receiving end of her encouragement and tenderness. I will miss her dearly.

  2. What can I say!!! Her unconditional love, her unwavering faith, her words of wisdom and her love for the things of her Lord are things I so desire for my life!!! She was so good to my precious Kelly!!! We will miss her smile, we will miss her voice, we will miss her kisses on our cheeks, but most of all we will miss her praying for us!! Heaven gained the BEST Granny!!! We will miss her so much!!!!!

  3. Our sweet, sweet Mrs. Bette we will miss you so much! We are eternally thankful for both her and Mr. Garrett. For their kindness and the friendship. Mrs. Bette always remembered our children’s Birthday with a card and gift. All the love, kisses, hugs and prays will be remembered forever! They were at our daughters blessing ceremony. We have lived next to them for almost 25 years. The manner in which they loved our Lord Jesus, their children and grandchildren and us was amazing! I will miss our visits, talk and “church time” at home together. You kept the faith and remained strong until the end and now you are in the presence of your father. Until we meet again! We pray that God’s supernatural peace sustains Ed, Tim and Chris and all the family in the coming days! All our love and deepest sympathy! Your neighbors Fernando, Maria and kids!

  4. It’s always hard when losing someone we love and truly cherish death is not easy to deal with but acts 24:15 helps us appreciate that there will be a ressurection and we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  5. My sweet friend. I will miss her. I hurt, but I know she is with the one she loved-her Savior. I’m sure her and Gary were so
    happy to be together. I remember her fast steps walking and going to pray with someone at the altar. Her sweet voice and all
    godly advice she would give. She was a prayer warrior and loved everyone. She was an example of what a true Christian
    should be. I enjoyed the times we had together. She enjoyed going out with us for lunch. She would always say that made
    her day, but she didn’t know that it made my day being with her. I will miss her so much, but she is happy and walking the
    the streets of gold.

  6. We have known Bette since AGT was on Boulevard in Atlanta. She was one of the sweetest ladies that you would ever want to meet and get to know, and we loved her very much.

  7. I know Bette is rejoicing! It is always hard to say goodbye to someone we love. Sis. Garrett as I always knew her was such a wonderful Godly women & mentor to me. May God comfort the hearts of all loved ones & remember the example she set for us all. You will be missed ❤️❤️

  8. What a precious saint of God she was. I knew I could call on her anytime to pray and she would pray for me. I loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed. R.I.P. miss Betty, give Bro Garrett a big hug for me. I know that’s where you are.

  9. What a sweet, precious lady! I contacted Mrs. Garrett many years ago after seeing the obituary for Edward Garrett, thinking it might be her son. I found out it was her husband, not her son, whom I worked with foot many years.. We spoke over the years just talking about our families, life, etc.She often talked about her granddaughter Kelly whom I held the first week she was born My condolences to her family, especially Ed, Darlene and Kelly.

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