PEORIA - Thomas Jefferson Garrett, 54, of Arcola, Ill., formerly of Peoria, Ill., passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Heartland Nursing Facility in Peoria, Ill.
Thomas was born in Peoria, Ill., on Jan. 26, 1959, to Hamp and Virgie (Thomas) Garrett.
Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, his brother, Jim C. Williams Sr. of Peoria; and a host of nieces and nephews who adored him.
A special thanks to Melvin and Minnie Comer and Grace Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Danny Garrett.
Thomas attended Ward Chapel AME Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Simons Mortuary Chapel with a visitation one hour prior beginning at 10 a.m. Pastor Elaine Walters will officiate. Family will be received at 617 W. Wynder-Mere Court, Peoria.
Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.simonsmortuary.com.