Anne Smith Garrett died on March 18, 2022 at Sunnybrook Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh, NC. She was 83 years old.
Anne was born on January 12, 1939 in Raleigh, NC. Her parents were Charles Alvin Smith and Irma Eloise Wood Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Blackwell Garrett II and her sister Edna Rebecca Neas. She is survived by her brother Charles Alvin Smith Jr., her children Mark Drew Garrett of South Jordan, UT, Kelly Wood Garrett (and husband Kenneth John Peressini) of Cary, NC, and Molly Steele Garrett of Portland, OR, and five grandchildren: John Thomas Peressini, Charlotte Chen Garrett, Henry Leo Jakubowicz, Grace Chen Garrett, and Clementine Anne Jakubowicz. Her grandchildren lovingly called her Ga Ga.
Anne graduated from Apex High School and attended UNC Greensboro and Peace College. She was a homemaker but also had careers in banking, interior decorating, and retail. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. She had an outgoing personality, great sense of humor and was a friend to all. Her hobbies and interests included cooking, decorating, reading, watching movies, traveling (especially NYC), going to plays, going to the beach, cheering for the UNC Tar Heels, spending time with friends and family, and making a difference in the lives of others.
Anne will be cremated and buried at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in support of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center.