Thelma Evelyn Garrett

July 30, 1933 - October 21, 2022
Thelma Evelyn Garrett

Thelma Evelyn Garrett beloved wife of 67 years and Mother, loss her courageous battle with cancer on October 21,2022, Leland, North Carolina. Thelma was born, 1933, in Oklahoma, to Leonard and Eunice Clifton. Thelma will be joining her son Mark and brother John Clifton in
heaven.

Thelma is survived by her husband of 67 years Paul L. Garrett. She was the loving mother to three children; Mark Garrett; (deceased), Pamela Pollock (Timothy), and Deborah Schleef (Stanley). She had six grandchildren (Linda, Teresa, Angela, Maria, Brian, and Diana) and eight great- grandchildren.

Thelma was an avid gardener. She loved traveling all 50 states, Europe, Egypt, China, and South America with Paul. She enjoyed playing euchre and dominoes with family and friends. In addition, she was active in many exercise classes, enjoyed sewing, and bowling.

Wilmington Funeral and Cremation is managing Thelma’s services at the family discretion.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in honor of Thelma Garrett’s memory to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Visiting Angels of Wilmington, or another charity of your choice.



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  • October 21, 2022
    Douglas Edwards says:
    Linda , Daniel , Leigh Caroline and Emerson, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a wonderful obituary and l’m sure its very tough but how proud you were of her courage and motherhoods. Please know she was and is loved by our lord. We will see her again when our time on earth is over. Respectfully, Douglas Edwards.