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Melvin Garrett, 61, passed April 28, 2018. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018, 11:00 am, Spirit and Truth Santuary 295 Midway Road Decatur, GA 30030. Pastor D.E. Paulk, Eulogist. Interment following Southview Cemetery 1990 Jonesboro Road, Atlanta, GA

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Meadows Mortuary, Inc. 419 Flat Shoals Avenue, S.E., Atlanta, GA 30316, 404-5522-7478.

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  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Mortuary
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    I am sorry to learn of the death of your beloved family member. Jehovah God made a promise to us all at Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death.
    ~ JC   SC
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    We have lost a kind gentle man A classic man by his own Imiss him dearly
    ~ Stephen C Grall   Lawrenceville, GA
  • Monday, April 30, 2018
    My condolences to the family during this very sad time. Rely on Jehovah God and believe in the resurrection hope. Psalm 9: 9 says Jehovah is a secure refuge for the oppressed a secure refuge in times of distress. So please lean on him.
    ~ Shirley G.   Atl., GA
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    We miss our mailman, Melvin, very much. He was always cheerful and smiling and he always waved when we passed him in our neighborhood. We know he has a special place in heaven and we send prayers to his family.
    ~ David and Rachel Stanley   Lawrenceville, GA
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    You were always a great brother and friend from the start. Oh will we miss your smile and sarcasm. May the Lord sustain Mrs. Sylvia, children and the family at this time. This life flows into the next. Until next time Mr. Garrett!!
    ~ Donny & Alicia   South Bend, IN
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    What a guy Melvin is. When negatives were thrown against me Melvin stood with me. Can't thank him enough. Will continue too miss him.Love you Mrs. Sylvia and family. Willie Wilson
    ~ Willie L Wilson   Rex, GA
  • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Country Garden Florist will miss our “Mel the Mailman” and send our deepest sympathies and love to the family.
    ~ R W   Lilburn, GA
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    Mrs.Sylvia we would like to send our heart felt condolences out to you and your family, always remember earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal because our heavenly father will see you and the family through in the days ahead trust and lean on him he will never leave you nor forsake you he will be your guide every step of the way.
    ~ Gloria Jeffery   Decatur, GA
  • Thursday, May 03, 2018
    To Mrs Sylvia the Jeffery's would like to send out our heart felt condolences to you and your family our prayer is that the Lord gives you Strength and the peace in the mist of this storm because God is Faithful and he will never leave you alone. We love you Karl Jeffery..
    ~ Anthony Jeffery   Decatur, GA
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    Deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Melvin was a fine mailman and person. Psalms 34:18; Psalms 83:18
    ~ D.Whitting
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
    Sylvia,children and family our heartfelt condolences to you. May God bless and keep you. Love Wilbert and Mary.
    ~ Mary Shorter   Tampa, FL
  • Friday, May 04, 2018
    To all the Family Mr. Melvin was more than a postal carrier. He was , is a friend. I will miss him and the conversation we had . Our most sincere sympathy's. Chester and Janet Adkins
    ~ Chester Adkins   Lawrenceville, GA
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    I just read about the recent death of Mr. Melvin and I know the Garrett family and loved ones have saddened hearts today. So I wanted to share beautiful scripture where our loving heavenly Father, Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18), promises us that he is going to do away with man’s greatest enemy, death. Rev. 21: 4; “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. God’s kingdom that Jesus taught us to pray for at Matt. 6: 9, 10 will bring about these wonderful promises, including the resurrection. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 6:40, John 11:23-25, Acts 24:15, Job 14:14-15) Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live……And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever. For Jehovah himself has spoken it.” Acts 17:31-34 tells us: " Because he (Jehovah) has set a day on which he (Jehovah) purposes to judge the inhabited earth in righteousness by a man (Jesus) whom he (Jehovah) has appointed, and he (Jehovah) has provided a guarantee to all men by resurrecting him (Jesus) from the dead." Now when they heard of a resurrection of the dead, some began to scoff, while others said: "We will hear you again about this." So Paul left them, but some men joined him and became believers. Among them were Dionysius, who was a judge of the court of the Areopagus, and a woman named Damaris, and others besides them."" Isn't it wonderful to know that death is not the end of things, but Jehovah has provided the resurrection for us. For more comforting scriptures please visit: It has given me hope, strengthened my faith and helped me find the answer to Why? I know it will do the same for you. John 17:3 Jehovah invites you to throw all your burdens on him and he will sustain you in your time of grief because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:18 I pray you will find comfort reading the above scriptures in your personal Bible and to please watch this beautiful video (Song 144) entitled “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize” If you had the opportunity to see your dead loved ones again, alive and in perfect health here on earth, would you take it? Of course, we all would! The Bible says we will. Wonderful, so please watch this short, faith strengthening video; “Can The Dead Really Live Again?” You are in my prayers during this difficult time. Also: We warmly welcome you to attend a Bible convention near you this summer. Theme: “Be Courageous!” Public Bible Discourse: Find out why Jesus told a grieving father: “Have no fear.” (Mark 5:36) Listen to the Bible-based talk to be presented on Sunday morning with the theme “The Resurrection Hope Imparts Courage—How?” Friday, June 8, 2018 – Sunday, June 10, 2018 or Friday, June 29, 2018 – Sunday, July 1, 2018 Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse College Park GA 30337 Mark your calendar NOW and please prepare to come. You won’t be charged admission, NO COLLECTIONS ARE EVER TAKEN You will receive spiritual encouragement to help prepare you for the time ahead adjusting without your loved one, Mr. Melvin. Sincerely, With Christian Love, Myran Julie Jarmon (
    ~ Myran Julie Jarmon (   Dothan, AL