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Graveside Service

Gardens of Faith Cemetery, Lumberton
Wednesday January 6th, 2021

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Graveside Service

Wednesday January 6th, 2021

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Mabel Garrett

Mabel E. Garrett, 85, of St. Pauls, entered into eternal rest on January 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 14, 1935 in Robeson County to the late Simeon and Elizabeth Carter Blackburn. She was a member of Calvary Cornerstone Holiness Church and retired from Burlington Industries. She had married the love of her life, Robert, at the young age of 16, and cultivated a lifetime of memories with him on East Great Marsh Church Rd. Since Robert's passing in 2013, she had missed him greatly, and had looked forward to the day when she could be with him again. She enjoyed puzzle books and listening to gospel music. She loved reading her Bible and had a strong faith in the Lord.  Though we will miss her greatly, we know that she was ready to go home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garrett; her parents Simeon and Elizabeth Blackburn; her sisters, Hazel Anderson and Jean Thompkins; and her brothers, Bernice Blackburn, Edward Blackburn, and Wendell Blackburn. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Blackmon and her husband Charles and Joy McLamb and her husband Bobby; brothers, Charles Blackburn and his wife Marilyn of St. Pauls, Donnie Blackburn and his wife Debra of Lumberton, and Lloyd Blackburn Marilyn of St. Pauls; her sisters, Cathy Dudney and her husband Brice of Lumberton, Joyce Thompkins and her husband Matt of Lumberton, Linda Jackson of Gray’s Creek, Mary Blake of Aberdeen, and Sue Byrd and her husband Cecil of Fuquay-Varina; her grandchildren, Stephen, Kelly, Paula, and Jordan; and her great-grandchildren, Gavin, Aiden, Caroline, Maely, Finley, Addilynn, and Rekkr. Following a private family funeral service, friends are invited to a graveside committal service Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton.

Services entrusted to McNeil Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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Dwain and I speak of brother and sister Garrett often. They were such a happy part of dwain's early years growing up in St. Paul's. They were precious people and heaven is brighter with them together in the Saviour's presence. Love all the St. Paul's people

Glenda Souther Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

I would like to extend to the family and friends of Ms. Mabel Garrett my most sincere condolences at this time. May God give you comfort to help ease the pain of your loss.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences are with the family during this time. Gods Blessings to each of you. Gloria Wallace.

Gloria Wallace Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Such precious memories we have our Sis Mabel. Humble- kind and loving are just a few words that described her spirit. We love her and her family dearly and during this time our prayers are with them all. Love and blessings, Melissa F Locklear

Melissa Locklear Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Granny was one of the sweetest people I ever met. She was always such a blessing to me and my girls. I love you all!

Amy Medina Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

To All Of The Blackburn/Garrett Family:I am so sorry about Mabel. She was always so friendly and nice. I know all of you will miss her. May you be blessed and receive peace through all the many special memories you have of her. Gods blessings to you all.

Linda (Martin) Little Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for you guys! Love Nick, Hannah, Brookes and Reese Baffaro

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