Ruby Elaine Mize Garrett's Obituary - Sunset Memorial Park

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Ruby Elaine Mize Garrett's Obituary

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      • Westwood Presbyterian Church
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        5480 W Main St
        Dothan, AL 36305
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      • Westwood Presbyterian Church

      • 5480 W Main St
        Dothan, AL 36305

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Ruby Elaine Mize Garrett of Dothan, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her residence. She was 74.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11 am at Westwood Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Temples officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-11 am on the day of the service.

Ruby was born September 7, 1942, in Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia and lived in that area through high school. Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late Lewis Howell Mize and mother, Ruby Irene McWilliams Mize of Conyers, Rockdale County, Georgia. She graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School, Decatur, Georgia in 1960. She married Staff Sergeant Donald E. Garrett, USAF, on February 10, 1961 at Glad Tidings Church of God, Decatur, Georgia.  Donald and Ruby were blessed with 56 years of marriage, during which time they lived in various places including: Hunter AFB, Savannah, Georgia; Loring AFB, Limestone, Maine; Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois; Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, California (where both their children, Lisa and Kevin were born); Travis AFB, Fairfield, California; Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan, then back to southwest Georgia – Sycamore and Albany, Georgia. They moved to Dothan, AL in 2008. Elaine retired from the U.S. Postal Service after over thirty years of service. She was a member of Mission Hills Baptist Church of Lompoc, California. 

Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband Donald Garrett; one daughter, Lisa Elaine Garrett (Scott) Bonnell of Tallahassee, Florida; one son, Kevin Donald (Denise) Garrett of Lawrenceville, GA; four grandchildren, Jacob Scott Bonnell of Orlando, FL, Ethan Garrett (Taylor) Bonnell of Kissimmee, FL, Chloe Elaine Bonnell of Tallahassee, FL, and Lucas Oliveira Garrett of Arlington, VA, her mother, Ruby Irene McWilliams, and two brothers, Lewis Wayne (Chris) Mize and Robert Kenneth (Marla) Mize all of Conyers, GA. 

Robert Byrd of Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home (334) 983-6604

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Barbara Moody

Elaine will be missed, but God knew she had suffered and been in pain too long. She is now with God and no more pain and walking again. Praying that God will be with her husband, "Donald", her daughter "Lisa Bonnell", he son Kevin Garrett and her 4 grandchildren whom she love dearly. May you rest in peace. Love all of you and God Bless.

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Billy and Sherri Durham

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you His peace and manifest presence at this time.

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Gwen Drake

Uncle Donald and family - you all are in our thoughts and prayers - Tom and Gwen Drake

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Wayne and Chris Mizr

Heaven has gained another Sweet Angel. You will be missed. Prayers for all.

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Sherri Durham

Love and prayers for your precious family.

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Gayle Spradlin and Bailey

Sis you fought a good fight for many many years Now you no longer have to do that. Free of pain at last. I am happy for you though we will miss our visits. You were very intelligent, never forgetting any thing you were sharp. Enjoy Heaven. We all are getting closer to it every day. Save us a place.......

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Burl and Deanie Chesser

Rest in peace my sweet neighbor from Riverview Circle. Precious memories.

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Dan & Janice Crain

Uncle Donald, Lisa & Kevin we are praying for you during this difficult time. Sending our love... Dan, Janice, Danielle, Bobby, (Kaylee & Sophia) & Jeff

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Carlton Unruh

May The Lord bless you with comfort and strength. We love you!

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Alicia Unruh Riley

So sorry to hear of your loss. So many fond memories of Ms Elaine , can't imagine growing up on Riverview without the Garrett's! Praying for peace and strength for all of you.

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Bonnie & Jim Neary

Our thoughts are with the Garrett Family at this very difficult time. We send our prayers and very sincere condolences to family and friends. Elaine will be sadly missed by all, especially those that knew her and Family. We had many fun times together while stationed at Vandenberg AFB. Elaine always the the "Southern " lady had a very special place in our heart. Her infectious smile will be missed, as well, as her great personality. Our loss, she will always be remembered with love. Her spirit will remain with us forever and she will never be forgotten.
Jim & Bonnie Neary
Galway, Ireland

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Wesley & Linda Cobb

Don, Lisa, Kevin and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of sorrow. We will always cherish the memories of the times we were together with you, Elaine and family. We had planned to make the funeral but unexpected circumstances prevented us making the trip. We will spend time with Irene today instead. We love each of you,
Wesley and Linda

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Randy Brasher

Prayers for everyone, sorry for your loss, I remember the good times we had in Okinawa.
She will be missed.

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I'm so sad to hear about Mrs. Elaine. I'm praying for You Mr. Don! The tribute was so beautiful and it made me cry my eyes out . I cannot
Imagine losing someone i spent my entire life with. Youre such a good person and it breaks my heart that you're going through this :(

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