Beulah M. Garrett passed away on November 10, 2022 at age 91. The Celebration of Life is 11 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.
Beulah Merkey Garrett was born in Gotebo OK to Lillian Margaret Betche and Ernest Reno Merkey. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Theology from South Western College. She married Melvin Winson Garrett on July 22, 1953. Mrs. Garrett taught 3rd grade at a Christian school in Wilmington CA for one year before moving to Tennessee. They moved to Lebanon TN in 1990 and Mrs. Garrett became very active on behalf of the citizens of Lebanon. She served in the Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years, beginning in 1990. She also served on the Lebanon City Council from 2010-2018. She was a part of Wilson One since its inception. Her lifetime of travelling the world brought invaluable experience to her service. She enjoyed being with family and friends, attending family reunions, and playing cards. She attended Joy Church.
Mrs. Garrett is preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Melvin Winson Garrett, sons Winson Eugene Garrett and Ernest Nelson Garrett, parents Lillian and Ernest Merkey, brothers Carl Melton Merkey and Chester Paul Merkey, and sister Bernice Elizabeth Merkey. She is survived by her brothers: Curtis Richard Merkey and Arliss (Sharon) Garrett; grandchildren: Jeremy Garrett, Joshua Garrett, and Jennifer Garrett, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Beulah had asked for her obituary to say “I lived life to the fullest and enjoyed my friends and family.” In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Sherry’s Run for Life, for cancer.