On March 31, 1937, God blessed Robbie Lee and Velma Garrett with their first child, Arthur Lee Garrett. As a child, Arthur attended the Red Hill Community School (Bedias, TX). At an early age, he accepted Christ and joined the Red Hill Baptist Church (Bedias, TX).
In the early 1980's, Arthur moved to LaMarque, TX and worked with the City of Texas City for well over twenty years. Upon retirement in 2015, Arthur Lee decided to move back to the country life and chose Madisonville, TX to return to. Arthur Lee resided in Madisonville until God called him home for his reward.
Arthur Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Robbie & Velma Garrett; wife, Hazel Garrett; sons, Alfred & Robert Garrett; daughter, Theresa Garrett; sisters, Robbie L. Sanders & Lillie M. Garrett and brothers, Alfred & Raddie Garrett.
On March 1, 2019 after 9:15 P.M., God whispered, "Come with me and take your rest. Arthur, you have labored eighty-one years and it is time for you to come home. You have lived a good, strong life and have enjoyed it to the fullest. Come, my son."
Arthur Lee leaves to cherish his memories sons, Arthur E. Garrett, Elliott Garrett and Melvin Wiley; daughters, Mattie Garrett, Angelia Garrett, Debra Garrett-Lewis, Faith Byrd (Bobby), Angela Holiday (James), and Marie Wiley; god-daughter, Tonya Henry; brother, James L. Garrett, Sr.; sisters, Ruby Scott, Betty Hughes and Brenda Kinney; brothers-in-law, Bobby Gilbert, Sr. and Odie Gilbert; sister-in-law, Betty G. Garrett and speical friend, Annie S. Booker. Arthur also leaves, with special memories, thirty-one grandchildren and numerous great and great, great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends, all of who loved Arthur dearly.
Homegoing services for Arthur Lee were held 12 Noon, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas. Rev. Toni Green officiated and Rev. James O. Holiday gave the eulogy. Interment was in Salem Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas.
Active Pallbearers: Gregory Booker, Sr., Broderick Byrd, Maurice Darnell, Reginald Franklin, James Garrett, Jr., Tony Garrett, Sr., Derrick Mack, Timmy Mack, Robert Nellums, Sr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Byrd, Juan Garcia, James Garrett, Sr., Bobby Gilbert, Sr., Leon Harper, James M. Holiday, Rufus Johnson, James Smith, Jr.
Madisonville Funeral Home in Madisonville, Texas was entrusted with final arrangements.