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James Elbert Garrett, Sr.



Visitation With The Family:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 E. State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the Visitation on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Newsom Family Cemetery, Readyville, TN

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, James went to his eternal rest. Mr. James Elbert Garrett, Sr. was born on January 16, 1973 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Ricky and Emma Jean Newsom Garrett. He married LaTamara Jackson in Destin, Florida on June 6, 2011 and to this union one child was born.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, LaTamara Jackson Garrett; son, James Elbert "JJ" Garrett Jr.; daughters, Emmaesja L. Garrett and Kaia Rae1le Garrett; parents, Ricky Vernard Garrett Sr. and Emma Jean Newsom Garrett; grandmother, Emma Bell Newsom; brother, Ricky Vernard (Kathey) Garrett Jr.; sister, Angela Dawn Garrett; grandson, Ezra James Garrett; mother-in-law, Terri Jackson; a host of nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

We thought of you today. But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too. We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
With which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371