Gladys Garrett

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LINCOLNTON - Gladys Montjoy Garrett, 90, formerly of Gastonia, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton.

She was born Jan. 3, 1923, in Simpsonville, S.C., daughter of the late Johnny Victor and Sally Etta Stroud Montjoy.

Mrs. Garrett was an optometric assistant with Dr. Gary Levinson for many years and a homemaker. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Gastonia where she enjoyed the Joy Club and was a former Sunday school teacher. She was active for many years buying and selling estate jewelry at the Metrolina Flea Market and enjoyed her bridge club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors of Mrs. Garret include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bob Goode of Lincolnton; daughter-in-law, Gail Garrett of Gastonia; grandchildren, Pamela Garrett, Todd Garrett, both of Gasto-nia; Jennifer Corregan (Matt) of Sanford, NC; Dinah Barkley; Amy Crisson (Brian), all of Lincolnton; step-grandchildren, Vera Morrison of Cherryville, Scott Nations, Steve Nations, all of Gastonia; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, James Preston Garrett, Sr., her son, James Preston Garrett, Jr., by a grandson, Jeffrey Garrett.

Mrs. Garrett was loved by all her caregivers at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton and her family greatly appreciates their compassion and care given to her.

The family will receive friends from 1:30pm to 2:45 p.m. Sunday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. in Founders Chapel of the funeral home with Dr. Ray Ammons officiating.

Interment will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Capital Improvements Fund, 2650 Union Rd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Condolence messages may be sent online at

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Garrett.
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McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451
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Published in Gaston Gazette on Dec. 20, 2013
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