She was born Monday, December 23, 1957 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She retired from Cape First Church, Cape Girardeau, Missouri where she served as church secretary. She was a member of River of Grace Fellowship in Benton.
She is survived by her parents, Rev. Roy G. Bennett, wife Lucille (Crabtree) Bennett of Calvert City, her husband, David Garrard of Paducah, two daughters, Kami Andani, husband Nbangba of Jersey City, New Jersey and Kara Blanton, husband Johnny Jr. of Murray, brother, Stan Bennett of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren, Tyanna; Katali; Maya; Kasuli (KJ); Jaylon; Jude; Isaiah; Jaden; and Clayton.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Teresa Smothers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m. at the River of Grace Fellowship Church, 1101 Olive St. in Benton.
Pastors Robert Garrard and Chris Garrard will officiate. Interment will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens in Benton.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130.