Ann Garner

Ann Garner

March 17, 1931~December 15, 2022

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).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at and on Facebook; taylorfuneralhomepinellaspark


Indian Rocks Baptist Church


Indian Rocks Baptist Church


Michele Schibler

December 20, 2022, 12:32 pm

Jerry and the entire Garner family,

My deepest sympathy to all of you. While it’s been many years, I always enjoyed talking with Ann when we had City events. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Boggess

December 31, 2022, 9:53 am

Jerry, Doug, Traci, and family, my deepest condolences to you on the loss of Ann. I met her once at the GTD banquets and she was a gem! She left such an amazing legacy behind in her family and the love that you all share for Christ and each other. I’m sorry I cannot make the celebration of life in person, but know that I’ll be there with you in spirit. Sending warm hugs!

Chuck & Janet Peterman

January 7, 2023, 4:31 pm

Dear Jerry, Traci and Doug…..So sorry for your loss. Ann was the kindest and sweetest lady we have ever known. May she rest in peace and we know her spirit is in Heaven with her Family and our Lord. Our deepest sympathy, God Bless.

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