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Reba Jean Garrett, age 80, of the Slate Branch Community in Somerset, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.
She was born August 10, 1937 in Somerset daughter to the late Oscar Stevens and Lizzie Ping Stevens. She cared for everyone she came into contact with, especially children. She served as a care-giver for most of her life. Reba was a member of Denham Street Baptist Church in Somerset. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Cecil Garrett, a life-long companion; Howard Simpson, four brothers; Carl Stevens, Audie Stevens, Frank Stevens, and Jesse Stevens, one sister; Essie Burdine, two sister-in-laws; Elsie Stevens and Lois Stevens, and one brother-in-law; Albert Burdine.
She is survived by her son; Bobby Lee (Peggy McQueary) Garrett of the Slate Branch Community in Somerset, two daughters; Jacinda Nicole (Kendell) Kissee of Nancy and Cathy Ann Garrett of Somerset, one brother; Tommy Stevens of Somerset, one sister; Mary (Ernie) Foster, three grandsons; Kyle Wayne Garrett, Brandon Cole Garrett, and Kadin Raul Kissee, a special loved one; Della Eldred, a sister-in-law; Phyllis Stevens, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on August 18, 2017 at 2 o’clock p.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Ridner officiating. Burial will be in the Southern Oaks Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Reba Jean Garrett.