OPAL GARRETT OBIT
Opal Garrett was born on April 28, 1929 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She was the only girl in a family of six children born to her parents Zack Bryant and Minnie (Dandridge) Bryant. She frequently commented that she was a “tomboy” and would state, “What choice did I have growing up in a house full of boys?” While attending school in Chickasha, she met and later married the love of her life, Marvin Garrett, Sr. The couple moved to Kansas City, MO where they raised three children born to their union. Opal worked minimally outside of the home electing the role of mother and homemaker, which she cherished. She enjoyed family dinners, preparing an abundance of food and her “peach cobbler” enjoyed by all. Opal attributed her Christian growth and development to her study and course work at Carver Baptist Bible Institute. While attending classes at Carver she earned several certificates. She conducted “Good News Club” activities using Child Evangelism materials during the school year with neighborhood children on a weekly basis. During summers she rounded up her grandchildren whom she would keep for a week full of child-oriented bible study, coupled with activities like picking fresh blueberries to make blueberry muffins. Opal found great joy working with others using the Source of Light Mission Bible Correspondence Course. Opal is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers Russell Bryant, Fred Bryant, and Dr. T. J. Bryant, one daughter; Doris L. Garrett, and two grandsons; Maurjon Garrett, and Ian Skyler White. She leaves to cherish her memory two brothers; Vernon Bryant, and Roy Bryant (Clara); her son Marvin Garrett, Jr.; daughter Phyllis G. White (James); grandsons Gary New and Xavier Garrett; granddaughters Felicia Tunley, Devre White, Majayla Garrett, and Ianna Garrett; six great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren, along with many family members, and close friends. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church 5610 Jackson Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64130. Visitation 9:00a.m. Internment Forest Hill Cemetery.