Betty Ray (Freeman) Garretson

September 19, 1936 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 82)


Betty Ray Garretson, 82, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Rose Garden at The Orchard in Ridgeland, MS. After 24 years of teaching at the Mississippi School for the Blind, she retired. Besides teaching, she loved to sew, travel, play games, and more than anything care for her family. She was known for being a gentle spirit, always positive, and a lady of strong faith. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis Ray and Vernace Viola Freeman.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 60 years, Gordon; children, Betty Marsha Dent (Gene) and Gordon, Jr. (Joy); grandchildren, Duncan, Audrey Douglas (Tyler), Camille, Lily, and Ivy.

A visitation will be held at Freeman Funeral Home from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 am in McLeod Magnolia Cemetery with Rev. Ron Pierce officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Online condolences may be given at Freeman Funeral Home- Leakesville, MS

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June 11, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Freeman Funeral Home
1601 Lackey Street
Leakesville, Mississippi 39451

Graveside Service
June 11, 2019

10:30 AM
McLeod Magnolia Cemetery

Leakesville, MS 39451

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