Geneva Devlin Garrett

Monday, June 3, 1940 - Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Beloved Precious Lady

Photo of Geneva Devlin Garrett  - 1940-2017

Leicester- Throughout our lives we are blessed with people that we love, people that make us feel happy and bring joy into our hearts and also people with a caring way that make others feel special.  Geneva Devlin Garrett, age 77, of Boyd Cove Road in Leicester was truly this type of person. On Thursday evening, September 28, 2017, Geneva passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, as the angels carried her to Heaven for her eternal homegoing.

Mrs. Garrett was born June 3, 1940 in Haywood County to the late Samuel Devlin and the late Vonnie Mason Devlin.  She was born into a large and close family and her years growing up in Canton brought many happy memories that she held in her heart for a lifetime. After meeting and marrying the love of her life, William “Bill” Garrett, they made their home in the Big Sandy Mush Community of Leicester and together shared 44 years of a wonderful life.  Geneva and Bill were well known throughout Western North Carolina as co-owners of Garrett Brothers Dairy Farm which they operated for many years.  A faithful wife, a loving mother and a devoted homemaker, Geneva seemed to find the time to have also worked at several other jobs during her lifetime.  She was a talented seamstress, a hostess at Ryan’s Steak House, a cashier at Kmart and indeed her most fulfilling and cherished position of being a certified teaching assistant at several early childhood development centers.  Children were her delight and she always strived to “lift-up” and help all of the little ones that came into her life.  Mrs. Garrett spent endless hours volunteering with community and school events, the 4-H Club and also at the churches where she had belonged, Big Sandy Mush United Methodist Church and later at Newfound Baptist Church in Leicester. She loved serving the Lord. When remembering Geneva, we shall never forget her high-spirited, fun-loving and spunky personality and of course always her love of life. In the word’s of her grandchildren, she will always be our, “Fun Mamaw,”  There are angels that God puts on this earth who care for us, guide us and walk through life beside us- Geneva Devlin Garrett, was our angel, our mother, our mamaw  and our friend.

 In addition to her parents, Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hobert Garrett, who passed away in 2003; her son, Michael Garrett; her sisters, Betty Reynolds, Frances Mason and Jeanette Owenby; and brothers, Charles, Hillard, McArthur, Bill and Ernest Devlin.

Surviving are her son, Randall W. Garrett and his wife, Darlene Garrett of Leicester;a daughter, DeAnna Garrett McCarson and her husband, Chris McCarson of Leicester; grandchildren, Stacey and Tyler Garrett; sisters, Emily Cody and Hilda Henderson; several nieces and nephews and also her beloved miniature dachshund, “Oscar”.

The Garrett family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to Care Partners Hospice, Dr. Langlois, Berta, Adrianne, Morgan and Meg for the support and compassionate care that they provided which allowed our family to take care of Geneva in her home to the very end.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stacey Garrett Guardianship Fund, Capital Bank, 462 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806 or to the Garrett family home, 17 Boyd Cove Road, Leicester, NC 28748.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in at Newfound Baptist Church in Leicester. Pastor Jeff Maynard will be officiating. Burial will be in Big Sandy Mush United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Monday evening at Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Canton. 

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Garrett family

Condolences from family and friends


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DeAnna, I sending my condolences to you and your family and will be keeping all of you in prayer.
Loretta Montgomery
So sorry for your loss. I always loved talking to your sweet mother. Always had a smile on her face. Such a precious lady. Thinking about you all during this difficult time. Love you all. Laura
Laura Cox Pruitt
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Keep positive thoughts through this difficult time. Just remember she is in a much better place and singing with the angels.
Kathie Hartley
To all the Garrett Family, I'm sending much love and condolences to each of you as you celebrate Geneva's special life! She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother and friend to many folks in Leicester and Geneva will be missed. I haven't had the pleasure to see Geneva in many years since moving to CO but she looks the same and love her smile. May God Bless and comfort each of her family members. Geneva is now an Angel for God. All My Love, Donna
Donna Hall
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.
Allison Brown
So sorry for your loss Randy will be praying for you and your family. Just know that she is a angel in heaven and you will see her again one day. God bless you. Anything we can do please let us know. We love you our dear friend.
Jerry&Gwen West
Offering our sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. No doubt this is a very difficult time for the family. Please find comfort in knowing that soon our Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) will give those who have fallen asleep in death the opportunity to live again (Rev. 21:4,5) and serve him in a world under much better conditions than what we see today. (Psalm 37:29) May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you at this time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
The Rivers Family
Our hearts and prayers go out to Mrs. Geneva Garrett’s entire family and praying you all look to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the His peace and strength to help you through this most difficult time knowing that she will be tremendously missed but she is now with our Heavenly Father God Almighty perfect in every way. Praying for all family and friends for healing through His Holy Spirit, Brian & Karen Dunn & Family.
Brian & Karen Dunn
So sorry for your loss. Geneva was a great friend and neighbor. She will be missed. Love and prayers for all of you.
John & Judy Jones
DeAnna and Randy Garrett, I am so sorry that Geneva has left us. I truly love that woman. She was such a ray of sunshine. Please know that I will always remember my special friend. Wanted to come to the funeral but having some health issues. Lots of trouble with asthma and copd. Praying for you and your family.
Barbara Brown
Randy & DeAnna, sorry for you loss. We will miss her.
Kyle Ball