Melvina G. Garner, 103, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Autumn Care of Biscoe.
Melvina was born April 12, 1917 in Moore County, to the late Willie Wesley and Martha Louise Caviness Garner She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Melvina loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Smyrna United Methodist Church. She served on the Administrative Board, taught Sunday school for youth and the Ladies Friendship Class, led Bible study and testified regularly about her faith. Melvina was a charter member of the United Methodist Women and was one of the founders of the Smyrna Library. “It’s all about Jesus” was her motto. Melvina was a homemaker and babysitter for many children. Her gardens were her pride and joy. She loved to share the crops with everyone she could.
Melvina was preceded in death by husband, Roy M. Garner; sisters: Theo Baulding, Swannie Garner, Ann Brady; brothers: Everett Garner, Walt Garner, Waldo Garner, William (Bill) Garner .
Melvina is survived by son: James M. Garner and wife Aileen, of Robbins; grandchildren: Gene Garner, Jan Garner; great grandchildren: Zoe Garner, Clay Garner; sister: Stella Powers Phillips; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, April 9, 2021 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Reverend David Woodhouse and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating.
The body will lie in state from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Women or Smyrna United Methodist Cemetery Fund, P O Box 1661, Robbins, NC 27325.
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Garner family.