Joan Garrett Clay
Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Garrett Clay will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Druid Hills United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jonathan Tullos and Gerald Chaney officiating. Interment will follow at Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
Mrs. Clay, 81, of Meridian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at her residence.
Mrs. Joan retired after 41 years of service with the social security administration. Joan was a long time member of 5th Street United Methodist Church and had been a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church for the past 16 years. She was active in the United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Women and numerous other church organizations. She always took charge of any situation in front of her and was a faithful servant and friend. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Clay is survived by her children, Kenneth Lee Clay Jr. (Margaret), Andrew Garrett Clay (Tina), Brenda Joan Clay, and Cynthia Clay Anderson (Craig); one sister, Virginia Moody (Richard); her eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a host of extended family members and friends.
Mrs. Joan is preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Elaine Clay; her parents, Tom and Irma Garrett; siblings, Bubba Garrett, Juanita Garrett, Francis Sevigny, and Wanza Tolbert.
The family request memorials be made as donations to Druid Hills United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
The Clay family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at the funeral home.
"Go rest high on that mountain, your work on earth is done."
Published on February 20, 2020


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Susan Ethridge
Feb 25, 2020
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. She will truly be missed.
Teresa Beers
Feb 20, 2020