The Honorable Reverend Johnnie Lee Garrett, Jr., 83, of Havana ,passed on Saturday January 22, 2022.
PRIVATE SERVICE:(Family & Invited Guest Only) Viewing-visitation is 10-11 a.m. and Funeral services are 11:00 a.m.
Saturday January 29, at Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth of Havana, Florida. Reverend Garrett had been a long time Havana resident.
Survivors include his beloved wife: Annie Garrett; daughter: Sentrellar (Glen) Johnson; sons: Micahel (Meloney) Garrett, D. Jerome (Janice) Garrett,
Gerald Garrett; several grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Masks, temperature checks and social distancing is required.
Faith Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
"......Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things,
I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord." Matthew 25:23
The Honorable Reverend Johnnie Lee Garrett, Jr., 83, was born on April 18, 1938 to the late Johnnie Lee Garrett, Sr. and the late Marion Josephine Benjamin Garrett of Havana, Florida. He was the eldest of 9 children , 7 boys and 2 girls. To his brothers and sisters he was known as "BRO", to his nieces and nephews he was "UNCLE JOHNNIE" and to the community he was known as "REV".
He grew up in a home where God and church was a part of his life. His family attended Antioch Baptist Church for awhile. Then, at the age of 15, he accepted Christ at First Independent All Nation Holiness Church where he recognized his call to preach the Gospel. As God qualified the call he became the Pastor/Evangelist of Deliverance Revival Pentecostal Church, of Havana, Florida. After 25 plus years of pastoring he retired and passed the mantle to his eldest son, Micahel Garrett.
In 1958, Reverend Garrett graduated from Carter-Parramore High School Quincy, Florida as class valedictorian. First in his family to go to college and to receive a scholarship that afforded him the opportunity to attend Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Afterwards, he became a high school Science/Math teacher at Northside High School in Havana, Florida and eventually went into full-time ministry as a traveling Evangelist to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In the community, he was "Rev" , anyone that knew of him and needed help, found "Rev". He was always willing to find a way to help anyone in need. He would sacrifice to give the shirt off his back and the shoes off his feet. He was all about fulfilling the pericope of scripture as it is written in Hebrews 13:16, "...Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."
Reverend Garrett leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved and devoted wife, Mother Annie Garrett; one daughter, Sentrellar (Glen) Johnson of Spring, Texas; sons: Micahel (Meloney) Garrett of Havana, Florida, D. Jerome (Janice) Garrett of Thomasville, Georgia, Gerald Garrett of Havana, Florida; grandchildren, Shirelle,Jarius, Gemyrah, Elliot, Charity, Willie, Angelo, Nylah, Jada; great-grand child Kayden; one brother David (Mercedes) Garrett of Miami, Florida, one sister Mildred (Major) Callahan of Lake Placid, Florida. A host of sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends..
He was proceeded in death by sons Landus Garrett, Alvin Franklin Garrett; granddaughter: Shanika Garrett, father: Johnnie Garrett, Sr. mother: Marion Garrett; brothers: Roy Garrett, Joseph Garrett, Herman Garrett, Bennie Garrett and Aaron Garrett and sister: Juanita Garrett.
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