Jimmie Rose Elliott Garrett


Jimmie Rose Elliott Garrett, 90, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at her home in Columbia.

She was born in Corbin on June 19, 1933 to her parents, Charles Elliott and Mary Elizabeth Powell Elliott. After her mother’s passing from her birth, she was raised by her aunts, Rhoda Elliott and Rachel Miller. 

Jimmie Rose was raised and baptized into Christ at the First Baptist Church of Corbin, where she sang in the choir and played piano. 

Jimmie Rose valued education, she was a graduate of Corbin High School and Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing class of 1955. As a registered nurse, she spent her life taking care of others. In 1974, she and her family moved to Columbia and after being invited by Pastor Doug Moseley, they became members of Trinity Church. 

At that time, she became the nursing director of Summit Manor Nursing Home. She also worked for the health department and was a state nursing home auditor, until after 40 years of nursing, she retired. 

She enjoyed her morning coffee and winters in Florida. She was an avid reader, loved the color pink, playing the piano, flowers, especially roses, the lake, camping and her pets. 

She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment spent with her family. 

Jimmie Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Elizabeth Elliott; and her siblings, Thomas Elliott, Christine Elliott Gibbs and Phyllis Elliott Trammel, who meant everything to her. 

She was a devoted wife to her husband of 66 years, Jack Burns Garrett of Columbia; loving mother to her children, John Patrick Garrett and wife Jean of Tompkinsville and Jacqueline Rose Garrett Burton and husband Steve of Columbia; adored mamaw to her three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Rose Burton White and husband Joey of Columbia and their children Carter and Makayla Rose White, Stacey Ward of Glasgow and her daughter, Raven Davis, Sarah Garrett Young and husband Daniel of Summer Shade and their children, Eliza and Elam Young; a cherished sisters of Gary Kay Elliott of Corbin; a precious aunt to many nieces and nephews who she dearly loved; and a special friend to Bob and Judie Rice of Columbia.

She chose cremation and her family will hold a private celebration of life at Green River Lake. 

Expressions of sympathy can be made to her favorite charities, the Galilean Children’s Home, the Arbor Day Foundation or Green River Animal Shelter. 

Jimmie Rose was a beautiful lady inside and out and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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