ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Deborah Garrett. We will remember her forever.
Posted by pat murphy on August 22, 2012
She was a great teacher a fantastic mother a good friend rest in peace
Posted by Tricia Thompson on August 22, 2012
Mrs. G ..can't believe it's been a year! So miss your beautiful smile that would light up a room. I wasn't fortunate to have you in school but I got to know you as a person..a friend. And to hear my kids talk about the fun times in music with you makes me smile. So on this day I will try not to be sad, yet celebrate a wonderful woman that loved her kids, her coworkers, but mostly her God.
Posted by zuri sexton on August 26, 2011
She was a great music teacher and we all loved her. she was such a beautiful and really kind lady. we will never forget u Mrs.Garrett, u will be missed by everyone
Posted by Elizabeth Saxton on August 25, 2011
in memory of a very nice woman who gave the magic of music to countless children. lets honor a beautiful life.
Posted by Angie Edmonds on August 25, 2011
This is so sad. I will never forget the memories through the years! Rest in peace Mrs. G.
Posted by Robin Reynolds on August 24, 2011
Mrs.G was a great inspiration to me and my daughter. I know that she is at Jesus' feet worshiping. She was such a blessing to many through her music, smile and the spunk she had. She was a fighter, God saw fit to take her home where she will no longer suffer. She will be missed!
Posted by tasha clark on August 24, 2011
Debbie you will be missed greatly. You were such an amazing woman and friend. You will hold a spot in each child, co-worker, friend, family members heart. The Lord took such an amazing angel when he took you, but you can rejoice with Tommy now. We love you.
Posted by Temper Evans on August 24, 2011
Dear Mrs. Garrett! you didnt really know it but you were the first person to ever inspire me in music! ill never foget you teaching me how to play the "precorder" ;o) it was a challenge at that young age but you patiently helped me! thanks so much for being a great teacher!!
Posted by Michelle Kelley on August 24, 2011
You blessed so many lives through your music and alot of wonderful memories were made because of you. Your students will never forget you and all the joy you brought to their lives!
Posted by James Neal on August 24, 2011
Rest in peace....
Posted by Laura Conner on August 24, 2011
Debbie, you have been such an inspiration to so many and touched countless lives with your loving spirit and smile. Thank you for everything. We will miss you very much. Sleep sweetly.
Posted by Stacy Hooper on August 23, 2011
Ms. G...wow! It's unbelievable..Think of Ridgeview and you automatically come to mind. The impression that you have left on all of us is amazing! GIRL! You definately left your mark on all of us! We love you and will miss you greatly!
Posted by Mary Hogan on August 23, 2011
mrs g u will be forever missed u truely touched the lives of so many people and we all loved you now u will be playing music and singing and dancing with one of the people that loved you most and made him who he was my brother phillip we will miss u
Posted by Juanita Trent on August 23, 2011
Mrs. Garrett,you were an inspiration to everyone who knew you. I'm sad to see you go but I know I'll see you again someday.
Posted by amber bright on August 23, 2011
Mrs. G  You will be greatly missed. We all know you in much better place and there is no more suffering there. I feel blessed that my children were able to come back to TN and have you in their lives too. Your memory will go on forever in our hearts.
Posted by Christine Garcia on August 23, 2011
Its hard to understand why people are taken from us, but finding comfort in knowing you (Ms. G)was a special part of such a well-lived life and really touched the hearts of so many. Memories are a legacy of love.
Posted by Susan Fuller on August 23, 2011
You will be forever missed at Ridgeview Middle School. You were one of my son's favorite teachers and I know you would be happy to know he now plays piano, percussion in the band and is learning the flute. An inspiration to all even during your illness. God bless.
Posted by Tabitha Rue on August 23, 2011
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM Thursday August 25 at South Harriman Baptist Church, with the funeral to follow at 7 PM, with Rev. Todd Dorsey and Bro. Kenny Isham officiating. Burial will be at Willard Park Cemetery on Friday August 26.
Posted by Holly Howell on August 23, 2011
You were such a sweet and caring woman. I am honored to have known you and for having you as my music teacher. Ridgeview wont be the same without you! RIP Mrs. Garrett
Posted by Reanna Henderson on August 23, 2011
You will be missed Mrs. Garrett. You were the most amazing music teacher and person ever! Cant wait to see you soo! God Bless! RIP
Posted by Gerald Howard on August 23, 2011
Mrs.G... will always remember the things you taught me,and gave me hope of following my dreams.i respected you and looked up to you.you will be missed
Posted by ashley bright on August 23, 2011
Mrs.G you will be missed by so many. You were a wonderful woman who showed such commitment and touched so many lives. Forever in my heart.
Posted by Peggy Bowman on August 23, 2011
Mrs. G...you were such an inspiration to our children...some children who where not gifted with a beautiful voice or musically talented but you showed them how to enjoy music and share whatever talent they had. Thank you for loving our children and RIP.
Posted by Amanda Cook on August 22, 2011
Mrs Garrett, i will always have you in my heart. Miss you always.
Posted by Janie Howard on August 22, 2011
Mrs. Garrett, you were an awesome teacher. You were one of the ones that stuck with me. thru the years. You touched my life and many many others, during your years of teaching. I know we lost an amazing person here but I know you will be singing and smiling down on all of us.
Posted by Amanda Redmon Cofer on August 22, 2011
Mrs G.... You left a lasting impression on many many children, who had the honor of having you as a teacher. You will forever be remebered and forever missed.
Posted by Johnathan Ferguson on August 22, 2011
Ms. Garrett, you were such a wonderful person. I will never forget "Cool Yule" in 6th grade. When my class left Ridgeview, I remember how you wept and hugged us all like we were your own. Thank you for being so wonderful and sweet. You will be missed. :(
Posted by Tara Thompson on August 22, 2011
Mrs. Garrett...Ridgeview Elementary will not be the same without you. You will be missed by everyone whose lives you touched through music. One of my fondest memories was when we got to pick out a musical instrument in your class (I always wanted the cymbals!) and singing "Man in the Mirror" with ou
Posted by Amanda Thompson Reckard on August 22, 2011
I was talking about Sally the Swinging Snake today... That was one of my most fond memories of Ms. Garrett's class. I plan to pass that song on on to my children. Thank you for making such a great impression on me and many other children!
Posted by Alicia Reed on August 22, 2011
Mrs. Garrett, you have blessed all of us with your love of music and touched many children's lives. So glad that you're no longer in pain and will suffer no more!!!
Posted by Ann Gibson Whitfield on August 22, 2011
Debbie...You will always be loved and missed by many. You inspired so many of our children with your love for them and also your love for music. You will forever be in our hearts. Ridgeview will never be the same without you. So I would just like to simply say....Thank you!
Posted by Aaron Carter on August 22, 2011
Miss G
I just wanted to say that i miss you very much.You inspired my music talent,and help me follow through with it as you probably know Im in 10th grade. and it didnt seem so long ago i was little and you were always gettin on
Posted by Aaron Carter on August 22, 2011
on to me for messing with something. and you always give me that hey i seen that look. Ive never seen you without a smile but i know your smiling in heaven now. The pain you felt lifted away but a new beginning in a better place
Posted by Tricia Russell Albright on August 22, 2011
Ms.Garrett....You will be missed but not forgotten,your music will go on forever in our kids that you taught.Im thankful to have known you.Hope to cross paths again one day. Shanda and I love you!!!!!!!!
Posted by Kim Andrews on August 22, 2011
The Angel's are rejoicing this morning for a wonderful lady has join that heavenly choir! I know the sound is spectacular and what fun they are having now! Rest in peace Ms. G, you will be greatly missed by all.
Posted by Jamie Baxter on August 22, 2011
God took a true angel home today. Mrs G you will be missed by so many!! You touched every life you came in contact with and made a difference for soooo many. We love you very much and cant wait to one day sing with you and all the other angels!!!!!
Posted by Tabitha Rue on August 22, 2011
You will be missed by so many, but we are so thankful that you are not suffering anymore! We will see you again some day soon!!
Posted by Susan Moriarty on August 22, 2011
A very strong beautiful lady who was an inspiration to so many. You will live through the hearts, lives and music of all who knew you. It is now time to sing with the angels.
Posted by April Montgomery on August 22, 2011
You treated each child as a special blessing. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful person in my life. I can't wait to see you again some day!
Posted by MaryAnn Owings on August 22, 2011
Deb, so many lives were touched by your gift of music. You truly were an inspiration, and will forever be in the hearts of the children you taught and loved.
Posted by shawn east on August 22, 2011
to the best teacher and friend i thank you for all you have taught me and everyone else. God has called you home to sing in the heavens to all thats there we will miss your smile and your kindness and your love for teaching kids i love you and miss you always.
Posted by Amber Kirby on August 22, 2011
From the time I was little, you were always the teacher who I enjoyed because you always was willing to help children learn..you will be missed..Ridgeview truly lost a wonderful and inspiring teacher..Prayers and thoughts go to the families in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Jessica Wyatt on August 22, 2011
You were such a sweet and caring person. Iam honored to have known you and for having you as my music teacher!!!!You will forever be missed!!!
Posted by Darlita Hedrick on August 22, 2011
Mrs.G you were such an amazing, inspirational teacher and co-worker. You went way above and beyond for all your students. Your legacy will long last at Ridge View. RVES will miss your spunk and antics! You will remain dear and close to my heart!
Posted by Kelly Lankford on August 22, 2011
We are all so Blessed to have had such a wonderful, loving teacher! I'm an so thankful that not only I got to experience your love for music and your job, but my daughter was able to have that experience as well! Thank you for all the wonderful memories!
Posted by Chris Goddard on August 22, 2011
I love you and miss you. I know Uncle Tommy is up there with a big smile on his face cause he gets to see you again. Thanks for always being there for all of us. I love you.
Posted by Sammy-Rose Holloway on August 22, 2011
You were a loving and fonaminal person. You will live on forever in our hearts <3. Never will we forget you.We all love and miss you!! R.I.P. Mrs. G.! You can fly with the angels,see god,and kiss your husband.

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Posted by pat murphy on August 22, 2012
She was a great teacher a fantastic mother a good friend rest in peace
Posted by Tricia Thompson on August 22, 2012
Mrs. G ..can't believe it's been a year! So miss your beautiful smile that would light up a room. I wasn't fortunate to have you in school but I got to know you as a person..a friend. And to hear my kids talk about the fun times in music with you makes me smile. So on this day I will try not to be sad, yet celebrate a wonderful woman that loved her kids, her coworkers, but mostly her God.
Posted by zuri sexton on August 26, 2011
She was a great music teacher and we all loved her. she was such a beautiful and really kind lady. we will never forget u Mrs.Garrett, u will be missed by everyone
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Shared by Amanda Cook on August 22, 2011
I remember the first program i had ever done. "I need a vacation" at the end of my 4th grade year. It was my first time acting. It was so much fun. And she made it even more fun because she got so into it. She is who inspired me to get into music and i even do some acting when i get the chance. She really opened up a beautiful world for every child to explore.

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Shared by Suzanne Emmert on August 22, 2011

Several students auditioned to sing "I Can Only Imagine" but Ms.Garrett chose Jessie.  She worked with her and encouraged her.....this was the first time Jessie sang in front of a crowd other than church...she has been singing ever since.  THANK YOU MS. GARRETT!!