HOUSTON-Betty Jean Garrett, 58, received her reward of eternal rest on Friday, October 5, 2007, at Memorial Hermann Southeast.
Betty was born on January 2, 1949, in Galveston, Texas. She attended school in Galveston and was a 1967 graduate of Central High School. She later attended Houston Community College where she received her dietician license and also attended San Jacinto College. Betty was employed as a correctional officer with T.D.C. J. before medically retiring. She was a member of the New Bright Star Baptist Church in Houston and also served with the Star of Hope Mission. She had a great passion for sewing and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her father, Asam Allen; brother, Sammy Allen; sister, Phyllis Cappony Garrett; devoted grandmother, Martha Watkins; grandmother, Betty Sanders Cappony; aunt, Loraine Allen, and cousin, Maurice Allen.
She leaves to cherish her life legacy with her sons, Rainier “Ray” Conley, Sr. (Marletta) of Dickinson, and Derrick Garrett; grandchildren, De Andre Lamb; Rainier, Jr., LaKeia , Andre, Tiffany, and Kamdon Conley; devoted and caring mother, Mary Cappony of Galveston; husband, Melvin Garrett; stepmother, Rose Mary Allen; her sibling, Gwendolyn Wiggins of Galveston; Michael, Debra Ann, Angela, Faye, and Nadine Allen; uncles, Ajax Allen, and Nathaniel “Bull” Allen (Bertha); devoted friends, Jonie. McGee and Pearl Walker; extended family, Linda and Willie Rowe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be held on Friday, October 12th from 3-6PM at E R Johnson Family Mortuary, with a wake from 7-8PM at the St. John Baptist Church. A service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. also at the St. John Church with Pastor Louis Simpson, Jr. officiating.