Betty Joy Garner
Jacksonville - Funeral services for Betty Joy Garner, 83, will be today January 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Angel Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stan Broom and the Rev. Gene Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Seven Springs Cemetery. A private viewing time for the family will be at the church today from 9 - 9:30 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Mrs. Garner died Thursday, January 17, 2013, at her residence.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lloyd W. Garner, of Jacksonville; a daughter, Betty L. Shaw, of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, Lloyd Michael Garner and his wife, Brenda, of Albertville; two sisters, Elizabeth Carter and Ann Nichols and her husband, Roy, all of Cedartown, Ga.; a brother, Lark A. Dingler Jr. and his wife, Nell, of Bedford, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven nieces and six nephews.

Pallbearers will be Matt Prickett, Will Angel, Joe Wilson, Adam Wilson, Hunter Hobbs and Lou Honaker.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Faith Sunday School Class.

Joy was a homemaker, wife, mother and Christian, extraordinaire. Her love for God, family and country was outstanding. She was loving, kind and a friend to untold numbers. Her entire life was focused on living for Jesus and spreading the gospel of her savior. She was well traveled across the great United States of America and several other countries. Her interests in other’s customs, religions and cultures were important to her. She taught Sunday school and was active in WMU and worked hard to make others happy and always accepted last, as a privilege. Her lifestyle was simple, pure and very effective. Her trip with Jesus to paradise was her life’s effort and she did that with class, praise the Lord.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the State Board of Missions, P. O. Box 11870, Montgomery, AL 36111.

Online condolences to the family at

K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 Phone 256-435-7042
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