Coetta L Garner

August 29, 1941 - November 28, 2017
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Coetta Marie Garner 76 passed away on November 28, 2017 in her home in Hobart Oklahoma. Born on August 29, 1941 to William and Leatha Mae (Steele) Lee. Coetta moved to Virginia were she met and married Charlie Garner Jr. They were married on November 23, 1966. Coetta was employed and retired from Fairfax County School Board System. She was also employed by Fairfax County Recreation Department. Where she taught ceramic classes at Bailey's Community Center and James Lee Community Center. She returned to her home town Hobart Oklahoma in 2006. Coetta believed in and loved family.

She is survived by her husband Charlie Garner Jr. Her children: Anita Barnes, Aleatha Whitehead, Charlie Garner III, Don Norris (nephew) Aldo Ray Bonds (nephew). Her siblings: Arlene Lee, Willetta Lee Smith, Ruby Johnson, Tommy Deshasier, Sammy Lee, Terry Sharp. Her grandchildren: Liisa Barnes, Calvin Barnes, Rasheka Barnes, Nari Garner, Niya Garner and Charlie Garner IV. Her great-grand children: Ajea Tysor, Raven Butler, Ty Harris, Danea Barnes, Daja Barnes, Destiney Barnes, Dallas Barnes, Danika Barnes, Dawson Barnes Calvin Barnes. Great-great-grand children: Niyla, Kori and Amar.
As well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alene Bonds (sister) and Glenda Faye Frye (daughter).

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017
Emmanuel Calvary Baptist Church
Hobart, Oklahoma
Burial: Hobart Rose Cemetery
Hobart, Oklahoma
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: December 9, 2017

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Gwen Hines-Gastelua
Lorton, VA
Had I known the hug from you at
the doctors that day would be our last I would have held you a little longer and tighter. Thank you for the discipline and knowledge you graced me with. Memories forever in my heart. Your work is done rest now, love you ??
Tiffany Neugent
Hobart, OK
Thanks for all you did for myself and the community. Thanks for trying to make a change in a small town, and helping so many of us struggling families with shelter and love. You will be missed?
Katherine Hogan
Alexandria, VA
I will miss you Coetta , you were my very best friend, we enjoyed life together, we helped each other
looked out for each in any kind of way, we raised our children together and we lived as neighbors, I was told my Dee Dee not to cry, mommy doesn't want you to cry, she's tired and waiting on the Lord..God Bless the family and friends..miss Coetta in Crossroads!!
Patricia Mobley Terrell & Family
Woodbridge, VA
Sorry you had to leave us .such a beautful warm heart and a smile to match that God needed you as one of his top angels and took you to his kingdom to bless and give you your wings to fly over and watch all that you love Rest Coetta we love you
Trinita White
Centreville, VA
I am so grateful and blessed that GOD allowed you to be apart of my life. I will always cherish your memory. Especially you last visit in May 2017 when you came to my house, my mother was in town and we had margarita's and laughed and joked. While I am saddened at your departure, I can rejoice in knowing that you are at peace! Love you very much Aunt Coetta!! RIParadise
Shawn Hawkins
Bailey’s Crossroads, VA
One of the greater moms and a shining pillar of the neighborhood.  She’ll be forever loved and always fondly remembered!
Lenora Glover
Woodbridge, VA
I remember coming to your house in Centerville/Fairfax.  I remember meeting you for the first time and i was with Rasheka.  You said "Call me Grammy".  Your warm hug, feeling of a grandmother's touch.  I will never forget.  May the Lord continue to Bless you as transition home.  The gates of heaven has gained another Angel.  My condolences to the entire Garner/Barnes Family.  May the memories you share bring you ??comfort during this difficult time.  ??Thank you for sharing GRAMMY! ??BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL! ???
Courtney Barnes
Louisville, KY
I’m sure GOD is saying well done thy good and faithful servant. Her children and grandchildren are a reflection of our goodness! May God be with you!
James Gregory & lily Johnson
Altus, OK
You were such a strong person no matter what you had going you always stuck to your promise helped a lot of people didn't take nothing from anyone always spoke the truth and loved every bit of time with the family sitting on the porch waiting on the sun to go down I Love and Miss you. Aunty Im always going to remember those days and that beautiful smile - Greg, Lily & Nehemiah
Woodbridge, VA
You will never be forgotten I'm thankful for the times you spent giving me guidance and the unconditional Love that never changed. The words of wisdom that came with some kind words and some harsh words but knowing they all where loving Word's....until we meet again I love you
Cassandra Hall
Bailey's Crossroads, VA
A very special lady indeed!! Take your rest! Praying for continued strength for the family!!! She will be greatly missed!!!
Ray Haynes
Manasses Park, VA
John 11:25. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
Amie Williams
Alexandria, VA
Coetta, you and Aileen became our family when you first move to Baileys X RDS.  You will be forever missed. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.  Much love an heartfelt condolences to you All.  Praying for Gods strength and Peace for you
Torri Malloy-Honesty
Woodbridge, VA
RIP Coetta.  Praying for the family.
Angela Turner
Arlington, VA
You are going to be truly missed auntie.  You are at peace now and with the angels in heaven . Rodney and I love you. Dee I will keep u and the rest of the family in my thoughts and prayers. Love Angela and Rodney Jr.
Rosalind Whitney Bailey
Capitol Heights, MD
My condolences to your family.
Matthew Honesty
Manassas, VA
I'm truly truly sorry to hear that, but I know she's in a better place. And I pray that God will give you the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Mirenda Fields-Norfleet
Alexandria, VA
My condolence to you and the family.  I am praying for strength and comfort for today and many other days.  Continue to lean on each other and God, for he will never forsake you.  Love you all

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
Tina Maldonado
Elpaso, TX
Ms coetta was a really kind loving person my kids love her dearly she will be missed alot
FeTinia Corum
Manassas, VA
I'm so Sorry for Your Loss You& Your family are in my Prayers.
Gloria Sheppard
Dumfries, VA
I had a long talk with my mom Peggy Sheppard about Coetta's life as she knew her growing up. Found out that they were very close friends along with she was part of my family as well. Coetta named me Kitty as my mother told me this I started tearing up because I never knew this until a few days ago. This is a memory that I will always cherish in my heart. I love you family. RIP COETTA you will certainly be missed.
Victor Clarke
Baileys x rds, VA
You were a true angel here on earth to all who new you, and i thank you for my blessings now it is time for yours, for you are truly worthy, god bless.
Veronica Mobley
Chenell Hill
Alexandria, VA
You have gained your wings. Such a beautiful face , im sure you had the heart to match!! Sleep in heavenly peace! Continue to watch over all you’ve left behind.
Connie Hawkins Moore
Columbia, SC
Mrs Coetta Was one of the nicest persons one could evet know. I remember whe she first came to our community my twin Conrad and I would be setting on our front porch and she'd come by and we'd speak to her and her friend Linda and she'd speak and saw "hi baby Hawkins??" She had such a warm smile. I know she will be missed. Praying for the family now and in the days to come that God gjve strength.  RIP MS Coetta Garner.
Allison Smith
Bailey's Crossroads, VA
Condolences and Prayers For The Family.  RIP Miss. Coetta.
Allison Smith
Bailey's Crossroads, VA
Condolences And Prayers For The Family.  RIP Miss. Coetta
Barbara Malloy
Falls Church, VA
RIP Coetta.  God has called home another Angel.  Your legacy in Bailey's Crossroads will always be remember! #sweetfunlovinglady
Tyrone Smith
Bailey’s Crossroads, VA
One of Crossroads best, dearly loved and surely missed, RIP Mrs Coetta
Ben & Debbie Simmons
Burke, VA
Our hearts and prayers go out to Miss Coetta’s whole family.
RIP our dear sweet Lady.  We will miss your beautiful smile & warm personality!
You are forever in our hearts ??
Love Always,
Ben & Debbie
Harold "Lucky" Morton
Washington DC., DC
I first met Ms Coetta in the early 70's when I first came to Crossroads.  She was always the same, every day.  Always smiling, always firm at the same time.  Loved her family!!! She never did not take time to speak, chastise, suggest, just called it like she saw it.  Over 45 plus years later, she was still the same.  A Crossroads fixture, Crossroads Icon, great mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, she will def be missed.  RIP Ms Coetta.
Diane Anderson
Woodford, VA
Coetta you will be missed by many here on earth,but God has called you to your heavenly home to join his side with those who had gone before you, R.I.P. Until we meet again.
Corey Adams
Capital heights, MD
Aunt Coetta it’s hard to believe that you have left us but I know heaven is gaining a very strong woman!!! R.I.P
Traci Holland-Shuford
Springfield, VA
To the Garner Family,
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
Anthony Gerald and family
Capitol heights, MD
My deepest condolences to you and your family,we will keep you in our prayers,
Sahirah Ragland-Fox
Henderson, NC
A strong community leader of Baileys Crossroads and truly admired by many.  Each time I am working/creating crafts... I will remember the times in our Community Center.  Another Angel called home.  My prayers and condolences to the Garner Family.
Eric Woods
Raleigh, NC
Forever Loved!
Jasma Frazier
Lawton, OK
Aunt Coetta from the time I met you I remember always saying you remind me of our Grandma and she would laugh and say I love me some Lene. When coming to Hobart we would go to the Sonic and order food and go back to her place and sit on the porch I think she always got mad when I would go in the house and call her in and ask her "What can I help you with"? In all you have helped so, many people and change so many lives God has gained a beautiful Angel that has earned her wings. I just want to say I love you and will miss you!
Jeff mintz
dale city, VA
Thank You for the Love and kindness You always showed Me , You will always have a special place in my heart ,R.I.P
John King
Manassas, VA
King family sends condolences to a very special family.
Christopher Jerry
Washington, DC
A message of condolence to the family. Very sorry for your loss but hope you have comfort in knowing she will not have to endure any more pain on this earth. Be strong and my best wishes to you all .
Terry A Puryear
Memphis, TN
Praise the Lord!!!
My continued prayers goes out to the Garner Family!!! I enjoyed the times that Coetta and I worked together the Rec in Crossroads. She was fun to be around. She gave me some good counsel in my time of need. Stay strong family!!! May the Joy of the Lord be Your Strength!!!
Doris Eaddy
Milan, MI
Special person that never meet a stranger..Spread love every where she went..Will be mist but not forgotten
Alyce Pope
Bailey's Crossroads, VA
You are truly missed Ms. Coetta. You have had such a positive impact on so many lives. Watching you grow and accomplish your dreams for yourself and your family inspired me to know that with determination, I could accomplish anything I set my mind to. I am so blessed to have had you as part of my family. Thank you for stepping in and providing me guidance after my mother and your dear friend, Eleanor past. The world is a better place with people like you in it. We hope to keep your legacy of caring alive. Always and Forever, Alyce
Marcia Terry Hallums
Woodbridge, VA
Coetta, I have nothing but sweet loving memories of you??.  I remember you being a very hard worker - you always had more than one job and I definitely remember you always being there for your children. I fondly remember Nita calling you Mother?? too.  Mother, I love ?? you. May God give you rest??
Angela Roseboro
Oxon Hill, MD
To the family my condolences and my heart deeply goes out to All of you. Coette and Alene were and will always be family to me. Coette was the sweets and kindness person you could ever meet. Rest in peace you are in Gods arms now. You will be missed and will never be forgotten. To the Garner Family stay strong and be there for one another family is everything my prayers are with you all.
Larinda Somers
Springfield, VA
My heart goes out to you all at this time. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Coetta was a kind remarkable person, a jewel, and I am glad I had the honor of knowing her. 
My prayer for you is that this Scripture bring you a measure of comfort:
Isa 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. (NWT)
Warren B Ingram
Washington, DC
You touched many lives during your stay here on earth and many people including myself have benefited from your kindness and compassion towards the community. You will be greatly missed. May you rest in eternal peace.
Dee Dee Garner-Whitehead
Hobart, OK
It has been an honor and a privilege to be your daughter. I thank God for giving me to you.  Part of my heart left as I watched you take your last breathe and the other part broke in half. I know you told me not to cry because you lived and fought a dam good fight.  I'm trying momma. Tomorrow is your home going.  I love you Coetta Marie Lee. And I tired my best to give you your flowers while you were here.  I can't go with you and i can't make you come back.  I won't say goodbye .... until we meet again. I love you momma.
Phil (Shawn) Thaxton
Woodbridge, VA
A true pillar of the community, who gave a lot and will never be forgotten by the Xroads family. Peace & Blessings.
Marie Lundy
Cordell, OK
So sorry to hear of Coetta's death. Please take comfort for God promises a wonderful hope for our sleeping loved ones . Isaiah 25:8 "He will do away with death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces....." A guarantee from our loving Father ,"he cares for us and is close to the broken-hearted ".Jesus says ,"blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth," Mtt.5:5. A peaceful earthly paradise to be our home forever,Psalm 37:11.
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