Grace Evelyn Smallwood

Grace Evelyn Smallwood

  Church Services for Grace Evelyn Smallwood, 87, of Matador, were held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church in Matador with Bro. Bill Manney officiating. Interment followed at East Mound Cemetery under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home of Matador. Evelyn passed from this life on April 7, 2017 in Matador.

    Grace Evelyn Shelton Garrison Smallwood was born August 19th, 1929 to Cecil Shelton and Grace Woods Shelton in Matador, TX. She attended Matador Public Schools and graduated in 1946. She then attended Wayland Baptist University.

   She married C.D. Garrison December 11th, 1947. She is survived by 3 children together Dickie Alvin Garrison spouse Shirley, David Lee Garrison spouse Susan, and Debra Jane Scott and significant other Jack, 11 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. CD preceded her in death on July 28th, 2007.

   She then married Herbert Smallwood March 2nd, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her brother Wayne Shelton, and sisters Sue Shelton Lancaster and Mary Francis Shelton, and three grandsons’ Kelly Todd Garrison, Cutter Garrison, and John Steven Scott.

   She was very active in First Baptist Church all thru her life. Teaching Sunday school, participating in WMU and GA’s along with many other church projects. She was always supportive of her church and made serving God one of the most important parts of her life. She enjoyed having all the family home for all the holidays and made special effort to prepare everyone’s favorite dish. It was very important that family remained close and that each and every person she encountered knew the Lord Jesus Christ. It made no difference to her who you were, you were welcome at her table and she would make you feel at home.

   Memorial donations can be made to East Mound Cemetery Association.


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