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Jo Ann Garrett

Jo Ann passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2019. Born May 15, 1932, the youngest daughter of David and Doris Agopian, Jo Ann was a life-long resident of Brookshire, Texas. She graduated Katy High School, Class of “48, and then attended Baylor University. It was during this time, she was dating her soon-to-be husband, Harris Garrett, also of Brookshire. Jo Ann and Harris were married February 17, 1951. Jo Ann began work in her father’s accounting and insurance office where she worked from 1951-1963. In 1963, she went to work for Exxon Corporation where she soon became a systems analyst. Jo Ann retired from Exxon in 1986. Throughout Jo Ann’s and Harris’ life together, they also had several restaurants and other business ventures in the Brookshire area. Jo Ann and Harris were always referred to as “The Sweethearts” - always together, always in love. Jo Ann was a devoted wife, mother and member of First United Methodist Church of Brookshire where she loved singing in the church choir. She was known by all for her sweet and kind nature and beautiful smile. All children were the “light of her life.”

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, and sister, Evelyn Agopian Waters. Jo Ann is survived by her husband of 68 years: Harris C. Garrett of Brookshire; children: Suzanne and husband, Richard Mullins, of Brookshire, Bob Garrett and wife, Suzy, of Katy, and Paula Jo and husband, Jack Tullos, of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren: Jeff Pattison, Jennifer Torres and husband, Tyler, Adriann Christiansen and husband, Paul, Matt Janda and wife, Adriana, Dana Thacker and husband, Brad, Walker Ross and wife, Amber, Will Ross, Justin Garrett, Sidney Waid and husband, Tim, Alex Lumpee and husband, Daniel, Ross Tullos and wife, Jessica, John Rachal and wife, Heather, and Jared Rachal; great grandchildren: Devin, Daniel, Payton, Tyler, Paul, Aiden, Myska, Cooper, Zeb, Annabel, Aubrey, Jonathan, Dylan, Ella, Carter, Timmy, Cayden, Evan, Elle, Graysen, Lexi, Taylor, Preslie, Cole, Jackson, Pierce and Davis.

Visitation was held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service was held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Brookshire United Methodist Church with Reverend Phil Grose and Reverend Daniel Lumpee officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Pattison, Matt Janda, Walker Ross, Will Ross, Justin Garrett and Tyler Torres. Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Brookshire United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 397, Brookshire, TX 77423.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, P.O. Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 –

(281) 934-2424 –

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