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Marietta (Jolliff) Garrett  

Marietta (Jolliff) Garrett

September 20, 1931 – July 13, 2015

Marietta (Jolliff) Garrett, age 83, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015.

Born in Belvidere, NC on September 20, 1931, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late John Jolliff and Hannah (Savage) Jolliff. After completing her education, she made her career as a teacher in North Carolina and later with the Christina School District, retiring after many years of dedicated service to her students.

Mrs. Garrett was a longtime and active member of Newark United Methodist Church, where she served as a former president of the UMW and as the church’s librarian for 45 years. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens and loved cooking. Gentle in spirit and generous to all, Mrs. Garrett was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, dear friend and servant to her church. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Charles Monroe Garrett who passed away in 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Walters (Kenneth); son, Joel J. Garrett (Kelley); grandchildren, Benjamin Garrett, Amanda Johnson and Danielle Holland; and 3 great granddaughters.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, July 17, 2015 at the Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 18, 2015, at the church. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Garrett’s name may be made to the Newark United Methodist Church, at the address listed above.

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  1. Sherrye Kirkley Clarke, July 14, 2015

    Tammy, this is a beautiful tribute to your mom. She would be pleased, I’m sure.
    Thanks for posting it.

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  2. Kari and Derek Ramsay and family, July 15, 2015

    Marietta was dear, kind lady and she will be missed by us. May you all feel peace and blessings that she is now at rest with the Lord. She will walk among the angels and will be fondly remembered.

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  3. Ruthie and Tim Toole, July 15, 2015

    We will miss Marietta’s funeral as we will be on vacation. She was a staple of our church, NUMC, and will be sorely missed. Always smiling, she was a positive presence among everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. What a wonderful woman.

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  4. Gail Satterfield Bouwkamp, July 15, 2015

    Marietta was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my parents Jim and Jean Satterfield. She often shared baked goods and food with them. Often they all would work puzzles together. I know she will be missed by so many.
    Gail Satterfield Bouwkamp

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  5. Tim Paraskewich, July 15, 2015

    I’m very sorry for the loss of your Mother.

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  6. Jack & Valerie McCartan, July 15, 2015

    Joel, Kelley, and Ben; We are so sorry for your loss. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to your family.

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  7. pat pheris, July 19, 2015

    Marietta was such a positive influence around our church and community; always smiling and glad to see you. We will miss her so much. Our path will be a little less bright, She is at rest in everlasting arms….

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  8. George and Debbie Billings, July 20, 2015

    Tammy, Joel, and family, just wanted to express our condolences to you. Tammy, it was bittersweet to connect with you and your daughters at a time of great sadness with your mother’s passing. So many years have gone by since our days at Crossroads. God juxtaposes new life, with the very recent arrival of your third grandchild, with the loss of your dear mother. May you all find grace and comfort in Christ and his boundless love in the difficult days ahead.

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