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Born May 31, 1926, in Sparta, Ga. Laure Brown grew up in the Louisville, Georgia area where she met her husband of 56 year, Charles Garrett (deceased). Together they had 3 children, Adair Garrett, Valeria Garrett Walker, 'Vicki' (deceased) and David Garrett. Grandchildren, Marc Garrett (Vicki), Garry Walker, Jr. (Laura), Troy Walker, Blake Garrett, Lindsey Garrett and Haley Garrett, and 8 great grandchildren.
Laure and Charles moved to Gainesville and the mid 1940s with encouragement from his sister Alma and her husband Carrie Dunn. Laure was a stay at home mother during the children's early years. In the early 1960's she started work at North Central Baptist Church in the church office. Laure and Charles were very active in their church and in their faith. In the early 1970s Laure supervised the Senior Citizens programs at the East Side Recreation Center, now named the Thelma Boltin Center. She retired from the City of Gainesville after 25 years of service. Laure and her husband Charles were very active in the community along with working at the University of Florida Athletic Department selling tickets to sporting events. Laure was a member of the COSMOS club that would sew decorative pillows for patients in the hospital. She had a great love for her Sunday School class and the lovely ladies that shared their lives with her.
Laure was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. And Lord Goodness did she like to take care of all her children. You could never get a foot in the door without her already trying to figure out what you wanted to eat, because she was going to fix you something hungry or not. All her food was delicious, but she was known for her chocolate cake. She loved her family and loved having company from out of town, before the football games, holidays, cookouts, etc., It didn't matter who it was or who was with you, she was going to welcome you with open arms. And there was always a refrigerator full of good food. It was very common to see a table of 12 - 20 for a fish fry or cook out. She loved her cats Skeeter, Angel and Roxie. She is extremely loved and will surely be missed.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Northwest Baptist Church 5514 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32606, with a visitation for one hour prior. Interment will follow in Forest Meadows Central. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northwest Baptist Church's 'Building Fund'. Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 13 to June 15, 2018