Flora Garrett • May 4, 2022

Flora H. Garrett, the daughter of Lucian Paul and Nancy Jane Huddleston was born on a very hot July day in 1930.  She grew up in a wonderful community near Heidelburg, MS and graduated high school in 1947.  The family life was centered around church activities and the farming that sustained the families.  Flora has two sisters who are living.  Patricia White (Roy) and Bernadine Hankins.  She has two brothers, Welton Huddleston and David Huddleston and one sister, Kathlyn Bustin who are deceased.

As a young adult, she met and married William Garrett. They had one daughter together Nancy M. Garrett. They were married for fifty years.  Flora brought to this new family one daughter from a previous marriage, Lavanda Russell (Mac) William had three sons from a previous marriage, W.  Rayford Garrett, Donald A. Garrett deceased (Wilda), and T. Joey Garrett (Gloria). The marriages of William’s sons brought Mama and Daddy much happiness and produced many beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren that they cherished, prayed for and lovingly supported in activities.  Their daughter had one child; Lindsay Thompson (Commander Paul Thompson). Lindsay and her husband have three children, Mariah, Michael and Henry.  Although Daddy did not live to see these babies, Mom adored them and was waiting in great hope that she would be with them again when they return to the USA.  As we know, the good Lord had other plans for her. In addition to the family already mentioned Mom and Dad have many nieces and nephews that they loved dearly.

Our mother was brought up in a loving Christian family and did her best to live her life accordingly.  She always worked outside the home contributing to the needs of the family in all respects.  She was smart, determined, and hardworking devoting many years of her life to the Woolworths/Woolco Corporation retiring as a Food Service Manager in Pensacola, FL.

During their retirement years she and William worked together participating in activities at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church.  They loved their church family and they took great pleasure in taking trips organized by the church.  They also worked together in all activities of the church through out their lives.  In recent years, Mom was troubled by her inability to attend church.  Fortunately, her church family never forgot her.  They were diligent in bringing her special gifts and gift baskets, sending her cards, and the church Newsletter.  Mom especially enjoyed all those sweet telephone calls from Pastor Riley.  She was always so thrilled to hear from anyone from her church family.  She was especially thrilled this year when she was one of the ladies of her church to receive the Suzanna Wesley award for mentoring and 40 years of service to her church.

Services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022 at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Visitation starting at 12:00pm, service to follow at 1:00pm.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hamrac (cousin by marriage), Robert King (nephew), Michael Bustin (nephew), Michael Lash (great nephew), Chris Gatlin (great nephew), and Josh Gatlin (great nephew).


The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):         


Webcast will not be available till 5 minutes before the service.

The password for viewing this webcast has been set to: 22096

If you have any questions, please contact Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.

  1. Frances Coe says:

    Lavanda & family,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother.
    Our Mothers are always watching over us from Heaven.
    God bless you & your family! You are in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

  2. Frances Coe says:

    Lavanda & family,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother.
    God bless you & your family! You are in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

  3. Martha LaClair says:

    So sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing her through Lavanda.

  4. Merilyn Patton says:

    Lavanda – Nancy My heart goes out to you at this time of your loss as Aunt Flo goes to her heavenly home. She was a wonderful Aunt that gave our family her love and support. I always felt like I had left with God’s touch when I visited Aunt Flo and Uncle Willie. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏🏻

  5. Lavanda Russell says:

    Thank you so much Frannie You are so kind to let us you are praying for us. Prayer is so important for all of us during this time.

  6. Lavanda Russell says:

    It is so wonderful to see your post Merilyn You were very special to Mom and Dad as were all of their nieces and nephews. Mom especially enjoyed all of the cards and letters you sent them Through the years. She also enjoyed talking to you. The two of you definitely shared a special bond. Blessings to you and your family. You all are in our prayers.

  7. Lavanda Russell says:

    Hello Martha It is wonderful to see the post from friends and family. It is so comforting to know people are thinking of us and praying for us. Thank you

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