Margaret Ann Ward Garner, 91 of Seminole, FL, passed peacefully on December 15th surrounded by her loving family at Season’s Memory Care Facility in Belleair, FL. She is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born March 17th in Waycross, Georgia to Samuel Joseph Ward and Frankie Lee Inez Ward but called Savannah, Georgia her home. She attended Savannah High School & worked at Southern Bell as an operator. She also worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers in Cocoa Beach, FL and worked as a receptionist for multiple mortgage companies in Pinellas County where she got the nickname “Birddog”. She was a strong woman of faith, and a member of Indian Rocks Baptist Church in Largo, FL, for more than 30+ years. She was involved with MOPS, Super 60’s, Esther Sunday school class and the quilting group with her friends. She enjoyed going to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball games, quilting, music, family trips, watching her grandson play sports, roses, butter pecan ice cream, joking around and laughing. She also enjoyed helping others, especially her son, Doug and his ministry, GTD. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, retired Air Force TSGT Jearld D. Garner, and her devoted, loving children; son, Douglas Garner her “mini-me”, and daughter and best friend Traci Vescovi and Her son-in-law David Vescovi and her # 1 grandson, Carson Vescovi. She also had many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of her Life is scheduled for Sunday, January 15th at 2:00pm at Indian Rocks Baptist Church, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33774 and all are welcome to attend. Her final resting place will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL a few days later for her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, Ann would want donations made to Going the Distance Adventure Ministry (P.O. Box 7523, Seminole, FL 33775).
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