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Thelma Williams Garrett

Posted By Hall-Wynne On June 19, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Thelma Williams Garrett, 91, died Sunday in Clare Bridge of Chapel Hill. She was born September 16, 1919 in Chatham County, the daughter of the late Carl and Lizzie Williams. Thelma was educated in Durham County schools, where she graduated in 1936 from Hope Valley School as the class salutatorian and a member of the basketball team. After high school, she attended business college in Durham, where she studied accounting. Thelma retired after many years of service at the University of North Carolina Extension Division.
A woman of deep Christian faith, Thelma was a lifelong member of Yates Baptist Church.
Thelma Garrett had a full and productive life. She was an accomplished artist and cook, a world traveler and a loyal friend. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Thelma is survived by her brother, Clyde J. Williams and wife, Jean, of Durham; son, Ted Garrett and wife Jo Ann, of Charlotte; daughter, Diane McGuffey, of Durham; son Richard Garrett, of Hillsville , Va.; seven grandchildren, Bart Garrett, Clarky Sonnenfeld, Michael McGuffey, Dan McGuffey, Karen Elliot, Camille Flaherty, Will Garrett, and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of fifty years, Wilson P. Garrett.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, with the Rev. John Frederick officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Friends will be received in the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Yates Baptist Church, 2819 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707, or to Duke Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Durham, NC 27704.


Condolences for the family of “Thelma Williams Garrett”

Condolence from Barbara Guthrie on June 21st, 2011 12:00 am

I am thinking of all the family at this sad time. Thelma had a lot of difficult times but now we can thank God she is at peace. I enjoyed visiting with Thelma and getting to know her over the past several years. She was a sweet lady and will be greatly missed by her friends at Yates.

Condolence from Susan Booth Stevenson on June 22nd, 2011 12:00 am

Richard,
I have just learned of your mother’s passing and I wanted you to know how very sorry I am. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Mary Scott Webster on June 24th, 2011 12:00 am

Ted, I read about your Mother’s passing and was unable to attend the visitation and service. Your Mother sounds very special.
I will continue to remember you and your family members in prayer.

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