Joe W. Garrett, Sr.

Died: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 03, 2018
Location: Minor - Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 04, 2018
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church

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Joe Warner Garrett Sr. was born August 12, 1952 in Cairo, IL to Napoleon and Abbie Garrett.  Joe committed his life to Christ and was baptized April 10, 1988 at Mt. Moriah M.B. Church in Joliet, IL.  Many years later, Joe united with Shiloh M.B. Church under the leadership of Pastor Richard D. House.

Joe graduated from Cairo High School in June 1970.  Before graduating, while under the guidance of his parents, Joe worked side-by-side with his family in their family restaurant, “Baby Mae’s Café.”  After graduation Joe relocated to Joliet, IL where he met and married Ethel Garrett in 1975; and on behalf of that union, four children were born.  Joe was employed with Caterpillar and worked for HLS Trucking Company until his health failed in 2011.

He was hard working, a loving husband, father and grandfather.  Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  During many holiday gatherings, he was quite the comedian, he loved to tell jokes making everyone laugh.  Joe loved to travel with his family on many road trips.

Joe departed this life after a long battle with diabetes and made his transition on Saturday, November 24, 2018

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents; Napoleon and Abbie Garrett; loving sisters, Mary Sheppard, Pia Garrett and loving brother, Napoleon Garrett, Jr.

Joe leaves to cherish his memories; his wife of 43 years, Ethel Garrett; four children, Pamela Turner, Joe Warner, Jr., Shani (Larry) Curry and Noel Garrett; two sisters, Margaret (Willie) McGowan and Lottie Mae Wilkins; 11 grandchildren, Tre, Autumn, Jakayla, Ny’asia, Lea, Imani, Caden, Justin, Isaiah, Kyrie and Khaleesi and one great granddaughter, Ne’veah; special friends, Ralph Spradley, Gary Pang, Terry and Linda Duncan and Yolanda McCullum; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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Sharon Ware
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Ethel and family members, I'm sorry for the loss of Joe. I will always remember how kind he has treated me, gave me my first Job as a babysitter. Im blessed to have known you. God bless Ethel.

Faye Wiggins-Smith & Wiggins Family from Cairo, IL
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Wiggins Family of Cairo, IL wish to send our condolences to the Garrett family on their loss of great husband, brother and friend. We've known the Garrett's all of our lives. Joe Garrett will truly be missed by all. He was a good friend of my beloved brother Clarence Wiggins. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your families....Faye Wiggins-Smith

Fay Williams-Ugwa
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Dear Garrett family, my sincere and deepest sympathies for your loss. Please accept comfort from God’s promised resurrection of loved ones, and an end to death, pain and sorrow. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:3-5).

Susie Gash
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
My deepest condolences to you my cousins. So sorry for your loss, Joe was a wonderful man and a awesome husband father and grandfather who left to soon. Joe left us with so many memories and stories to tell. May god give you strength through this difficult time.

Love you all dearly.

D Burkes
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
To the Family of Joe Garrett, Sr.:

May God's peace continue to provide comfort and strengthen the family during this time of loss.

Darrell Burkes
Deacon Ministry, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

   Posted Sun December 09, 2018
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. Losing someone you love is truly difficult and I know Joe will be missed. Please know our Heavenly Father holds out promises that can help us with our sorrow. One such promise is that death soon will be done away with forever (Revelation 21:4) and another promise is that "there is going to be a resurrection." (Acts 24:15). I pray these promises from God, who cannot lie, (Titus 1:2) brings you comfort. For more comfort from the Bible visit www . jw . org.

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