February 24, 1928 – September 28, 2019
Mrs. Ellen Geneva Brooks Garmon, age 91, of Bethlehem, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Mrs. Garmon is preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt H. Brooks and Mary Ellen Griffin Brooks; and brothers, Griffin and Charles Brooks. She was a faithful member of Bold Springs First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Garmon is survived by her daughter, Charlotte (Sam) Wheeler; sister-in-law Harriette Brooks; grandchildren, Chip (Sarah Beth), Chris (Jenni) Wheeler, and Katie (Chris) Landress; six great-grandchildren, Cade, Caroline, Addison, and Allie Wheeler; Anna and Brooks Landress; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
A Memorial Service to honor the life of Mrs. Garmon will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Bold Springs United Methodist Church with Dr. Chip Wheeler officiating. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.
- Visitation Thursday, October 3, 2019
- Memorial Service Thursday, October 3, 2019
October 4, 2019
Geneva became my mother’s best friend when she moved to the Monroe area. Sundays after church they took turns cooking or they would go to their favorite restaurant for lunch. Mama enjoyed shopping with Geneva and her daughter, Charlotte when their health was good. About one year ago, my sister and I took our mama to visit Geneva thinking it would be a hard visit since our mama suffered from dementia. For over an hour, they sat side by side looking at Geneva’s photo album, laughing and talking, catching up on new great grand babies and what everyone had been doing in the past few years. Geneva became family to us!
October 1, 2019
Geneva was my 1st cousin, but really more like an Aunt,...and sometimes another mother. I spent many summers playing with her daughter Charlotte (my contemporary) on the dairy farm where they lived. She was a dear and loving mother, dedicated to Charlotte, and later to grand and great grandchildren. She took great pleasure in the love and friendship Charlotte and I shared. I treasure her memory and the life she had and shared in Walton County. She is, and will be missed. All love to Charlotte and her great, great family. - David