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Jeannette Hendrika “Jan” deBruin Garner
Lexington, SC- Jeannette Hendrika “Jan” de Bruin Garner entered into her eternal life on August 7, 2018. Mrs. Garner was born in 1938 in Baarn, The Netherlands, to the late Anna Dorothea Sofia Koning de Bruin and Jan de Bruin.
A loving wife, mother and “Oma”, Mrs. Garner exemplified Christ-like love to her family members who survive her. Husband, Eddie Garner, of the home, sons Ed Garner (Sally) of Lexington SC, Jeff Garner (Julie) of Copper Canyon, Texas, and daughter Beth Heaton (Mike) of Lexington, grandchildren Michael Heaton (Jill), Sam Garner, Reid Heaton, Anna Garner Caine (Scott) and Leigh Garner, great grandchild Paul William Heaton were all richly blessed to have the love of their Oma, whom they cherished and freely shared with their friends.
She is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Vontzalides and Dorothea Canning de Bruin, numerous nieces and nephews, both in this country and in her native country of The Netherlands. The fourth of six children, she was predeceased by sisters Elisabeth Dorthea Silva and Anna Catherine Voerman and brother Jan de Bruin.
During their early years while serving with the US Air Force, Mrs. Garner faithfully became a follower of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and dedicated her life to sharing the good news with others. Mrs. Garner was able to share her witness wherever she lived, Summerville, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Misawa AFB Japan, Albuquerque, NM, and most recently Greenville SC and Lexington, SC. Lee Road Baptist Church, Taylors, SC and Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Lexington, SC held a very special place in Mrs. Garner’s life and in the lives of her family members. Our mother took the love of Jesus everywhere she went and was always willing to share her faith with friends and strangers alike.
A service of celebration will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 3:00pm. Visitation will begin at 2:00, prior to the service at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midlands Special Needs Foundation, PO Box 2641, Lexington, SC or Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072.