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Margaret Rebecca (Tallent) Garretson

April 23, 1950 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 71)

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   Margaret Rebecca (Tallent) Garretson, 71, of Advance, NC, departed this world on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at her home in Davie County.

   Margaret was born on April 23, 1950 in Rutherfordton, NC. She was the daughter of the late Marvin Robert Tallent and Dusky Lillian (Calloway) Tallent.  In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

   In life, Margaret graduated from Vintage Bible College with an Associate’s degree.  Later, she began a career in Religious Studies.  She held the position of Assistant Pastor for Cross Life Church of God.  Margaret was a kind woman who enjoyed doing missionary work and teaching Sunday school at her church.  She married the love of her life, Johnny Surphine Garretson, and with their union Margaret had four beautiful children.

   Margaret leaves behind to cherish her memory; her husband of 57 years, Johnny Garretson of Advance, sons, Donnie Randall Garretson (Michelle) of Norfolk, VA, and Curtis Dale Garretson (Melinda Diane) of Mocksville, daughters, Rebecca Lynn Thomas of Advance, Dusky Lorraine Browning (Bobby) of Oklahoma, and Cherise Thomas Garretson of Mocksville, brothers, Russell Tallent of Advance, and Marshall Tallent (Doris) of Yadkinville, one sister, Nadine Spillman of Mocksville, 13 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren, who will all miss her greatly.

   A visitation for Margaret will be held from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Cross Life Church of God.  Pastor Daniel Gamble, Jay Bond and Marshall Tallent.  Margaret will be laid to rest in the Church of the Living God Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Cross Life Church of God in memory of Margaret.

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December 8, 2021

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville
416 Valley Road
Mocksville, North Carolina 27028

Funeral Service
December 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Crosslife Church of God
844 US-64
Mocksville, NC 27028

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