Christine Wray Garrett

June 29, 1924 – June 4, 2021

Christine Garrett, 96, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 of natural causes in Oxford, Mississippi, joining her Heavenly families after a long well-lived life.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona with a graveside service following at her childhood church, Milligan Springs Baptist Church.  Dr. Jim Phillips will officiate.

Christine was born at Lodi, Mississippi on June 29, 1924, to James M. and Mary Eiland Wray and grew up in Sybleton, east of Kilmichael, Mississippi.  She married Thomas F. Garrett on September 11, 1948.  After moving to Greenwood in the early 1950s, they became charter members of North Greenwood Baptist Church, of which Christine was the oldest surviving charter member.  Christine was a long time secretary at Greenwood High School and Greenwood Public Schools. 

Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Garrett and two daughters, Judy Carol Garrett and Patsy Ann Shook and her brothers and sister, Lamar Wray, Wayne Wray, and Mary Nell Wray Biggers – all four of the Wray siblings were each married over fifty years – to the same spouse.

She is survived by children Nancy Dewey (Tom) of Hattiesburg, James F. Garrett (Kathey) of Oxford, and son-in-law, Ted Shook (Joyce); grandchildren, Judy Crowder, Ryan Shook (Tracy),  Mary Sydney Reist (Michael), and Shurden Wray Garrett; and four great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  After her family and North Greenwood Baptist Church, she loved and was an avid follower of Ole Miss football and Atlanta Braves baseball.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Shook, Hunter Hensarling, Garrett Crowder, Richard Wray, Johnny Ray, and John Bush.  Memorial donations may be made to French Camp Academy or charity of donor’s choice.  Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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7 thoughts on “Christine Wray Garrett

  1. Mrs.Garrett was a very nice lady alway the same and was very independent love to read and enjoyed her family the time we spent together was remarkable she learn me how to cook different thing. Love her and will be deeply mis. Dorothy herAide

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    1. Thank you Dorothy. You were a Gift from God to her and us to help with her care. She always told me what y’all were cooking and the new recipes. She enjoyed you being with her. You will always continue to be part of our family.

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  2. Nancy and Tom, we are so sorry for your loss. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathleen and Dicky

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