April 18, 1951 – May 26, 2021
Shirley Garnett, age 70, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away peacefully with her family by her side the morning of May 26, 2021. She was born April 18, 1951 to Grady and Merlene Yates of Pasadena, TX. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Greg and Mary Garnett, Grandsons Jake and Ryan Garnett, her brother Gerald (Bubba) Yates and wife Pam, brother-in-law Larry Garnett and wife Debbie along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Grady "Glyn" and Merlene Yates.
Shirley was most proud of her son and his family. She never missed a moment to love and help them anyway that she could. Shirley loved being a mom but she said that a new level of love arrived when her grandsons were born, and she became a Mimi. She would often be seen at the baseball fields or basketball courts cheering on her favorite boys! She never missed a moment to have lunch with them, take them shopping or simply snuggle and read with them.
When Shirley was not with her family she was with her friends or her "other family" as she referred to them. She enjoyed shopping trips, home tours, brunches and annual girl trips with her friends. She was a loyal friend and loved by many. She valued each of her lifelong friendships and spent endless hours on the phone with friends over the last few years.
Shirley never gave up and through the last few months of her battle she kept a smile on her face, never complaining and always wanting to keep fighting. She had an amazing passion for life and love for everyone.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 P.M., with the family receiving friends at 5:30 P.M., on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546, (281) 992-7200, with Rev. Mike Manning officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to MD Anderson Cancer Center at www.mdanderson.org/donate or to Houston Hospice at www.houstonhospice.org/donate-options/
Condolences may be sent to the Garnett family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.