Barbara Sue Johnson Garner, 77, of Cleveland and formerly of Copperhill, passed away, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in a Cleveland health care facility.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She worked for the Veteran’s Administration as a telephone operator and purchasing agent in Cleveland, Memphis and Nashville. She loved to garden, read, sew and swim.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Walter and Ollie Culberson Johnson.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Eugene Garner, of Cleveland; daughter, Denna Farris of Delano; son, Donald Wayne Copeland Jr. of Hawthorne, Calif.; two grandchildren: John Farris and Regina Laughlin; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Marie Basham of Cleveland; and special caregiver, Louise Farmer Balde of Georgetown.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with Pastor James Garner officiating.
Interment will be held at 4 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Culberson, N.C. with Kenny Basham, Rickey Basham, Tracy Garner, Sebastian Poole, Johnny Poole, John Farris and Markus Basham serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Garner family guest book at www.grissomfh.net.