SAVOY — Linda L. Garrett, 80, of Savoy went into the arms of Jesus at 2:47 p.m. Wednesday (June 30, 2021) at Neighborhood Hospital, Anderson, Ind.
She will be skipped as a loving mother of 5, caring mother-in-law, grandmother of 15, wonderful-grandmother of 14 and a non secular close friend and mentor to numerous during the many years.
Memorial services will be held on July 8 at Initial Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy, with her son-in-regulation, Reagan Grubbs, officiating. Visitation will start out at noon, with the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Prairieview Cemetery, Savoy.
Linda was born on Dec. 11, 1940, in West Frankfort, the daughter and third boy or girl of Lucyan “Louie” (Guminski) Ellis and Oralee Bristow Ellis. She grew up attending West Frankfort Church of God and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in organization education in 1963. She was married to David L. Bailey and experienced two little ones, Scott and Andrea. Whilst residing in Decatur, she attended Peoples Church of God and made the W.A.S.A. (Profitable as a Single Grownup) group that she helped lead.
On July 12, 1980, she married Donald E. Garrett in Decatur, and he passed away on July 13, 2020, a person working day just after their 40th anniversary, and he was up coming in line to Jesus to welcome her residence. They traveled the United States alongside one another with numerous great friends, liked the antics of all their family users and were being “snow birds” in South Lake Wales, Fla., at Genesis Pointe.
Survivors incorporate her son, Darron Scott Bailey of Anderson daughter, Andrea (Bailey) Grubbs of Anderson stepdaughter Carol Allen of Mahomet stepson, Jim Garrett of Round Rock, Texas and stepdaughter, Susan Sharp of White Heath.
She was preceded in demise by her husband (described higher than) brothers, Fred Ellis of West Frankfort and Buddy Ellis of Decatur and grandson, Patrick Donovan Sharp.
Around the a long time, Linda taught business enterprise lessons in West Frankfort, Markville Superior University (Indiana) and Niantic Higher School she taught grownup evening lessons in Decatur and at Parkland College in Champaign. She worked for Illinois Power Corporation as a supervisor, for Caterpillar Tractor Co. as a secretary and was a substitute instructor in large faculties all over Champaign County. She was further assist at the College of Illinois in a range of departments and was certified in insurance coverage and securities for eight many years.
In her later a long time, Linda volunteered at her church workplaces, First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy, and at Empty Tomb, a Christian provider and research group (emptytomb.org). When wintering in Florida, she attended South Lake Wales Church of God. In 1999, she designed a prayer staff (G.A.P. = God Solutions Prayer) with other South Lake Wales close friends who wanted to stand in the hole for the learners and ministries all around them. She was extremely active till 2019 with the student-athletes of Warner College and the H.E.A.R.T. corporation. Inside the final couple many years, she moved closer to and largely expended time with relatives.
Surviving grandchildren (spouses) are Kieran (Samuel) Baker of Greenfield, Ind., Griffin Walter-Bailey of Atlanta, Avery Walter-Bailey of South Bend, Ind., Cade Grubbs of Anderson, Mari Walter-Bailey of Chicago, Noah Grubbs of Anderson, Joshua (Ashley) Allen of Asheville, N.C., Jami (David) Gillham of Wentzville, Mo., Lindsay (Brandon) Atwood of Bellingham, Wash., Jaise Allen of Mahomet, Brittany Garrett of Round Rock, Devin Garrett of Nashville, Tenn., Jenna Go through of Charleston and Hailey (Andy) Boyce of Monticello. Surviving wonderful-grandchildren are Victoria, Gabriella, Annabella, Cayden, Mackenzie, Jackson, Rowan, Gracie, Tyler, Chase, Cayden, Ayden, Rylee and Myles. There are also lots of nieces/nephews and wonderful-nieces/nephews.
Memorial contributions could be made to Empty Tomb, 301 N. Fourth St., Champaign, or To start with Baptist Church, 1602 S. Prospect Ave., Savoy. Condolences could be supplied at morganmemorialhome.com.