OBITUARY: Eileen Janice Garrett (Morrissey)


Eileen Janice Garrett of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed away on May 4, 2022, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, she was 76 years old.

She was born on January 24, 1946, in Gary, IN to William and Therese (Chelle) Morrissey, who preceded her in death.

Eileen is survived by her loving husband, Earl R. Garrett of 51 years; children: Katrina Namie, Daniel (Jennifer) Garrett, Kimberly Garrett, Thomas (Katie) Garrett; grandchildren: Lauren Parsons, Samantha Namie, Ashley Stewart, Sara, Abi Kate, Abram, and Lyla June Garrett; great-grandchildren: Mason Parsons, TJ, and Ace Alexander. She is also survived by siblings: Patrick (late Martha) and Kathleen Morrissey, Phyllis (Harry) Rodman.

Eileen is preceded in death by her son, Raymond W. Garrett; sisters: Barbara (Jimmy) Riley, Nancy (Vincent) Lafata; brothers: William (Judy) Morrissey.

Eileen loved her family deeply; no matter who walked in the door she always lit up with excitement to see them. She enjoyed baking cookies with her grandchildren and her presence was always comforting. Through her sense of humor, which we all embody, we have learned how to be loving, supportive, and selfless. Her wise words strengthened, uplifted, and guided her loved ones through good times and bad. Her husband, Ray, loved her unconditionally standing by their vows through sickness and in health.

The celebration of life will be held on May 7, 2022, at Woodfin Funeral Chapel 203 N Lowry St, Smyrna, Tennessee starting at 1:00 pm for visitation and 2 pm for services.

Bible Verses:

Romans 12:10-16 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”


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