Belinda E. Garrett

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Belinda Evangela Garrett was born on December 4, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the first born of five girls to the union of Lovell and Barbara Garrett. To her family, she was affectionally known as “Lyna”.

Belinda was the product of Columbus City Schools where she attended Gladstone Elementary, Linmoor Junior High, and Linden McKinley High. Belinda was very active and participated in many extra-curriculars activities such as softball, volleyball, playing the drums in the band, and performing as a majorette, and track statistician. After leaving high school, she spent the bulk of her career with city and state agencies. At the time of her death, Belinda was employed with Huntington National Bank.
Belinda was blessed by God with the gift of music and was known for tinkling the ivories. She was able to both read music and play by ear. She rendered her talent to the Lord by playing for various church choirs and accompanying her mother when she sang solos or her sisters when they sang as the Garrett Sisters. For the past 17 years, she was a loyal and faithful member and served as the head musician of Christian Outreach Ministries since its inception in April 2003.

Belinda was known for her love of food which she showcased in her catering business, as well as being an avid gardener. She truly had a green thumb and would willingly provide advice and tips to anyone who wanted to have flourishing flowers or gardens. She also enjoyed watching crime and court shows. So it was no surprise when she joined the neighborhood watch to keep order in her Forest Park community.

Belinda’s daughter and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She conducted herself as the “cool” aunt so that if any of her nieces or nephews needed to talk about anything, they could. She loved doing for her parents and would sometimes act as if she were parenting them.

In the early morning hours of August 11, 2020, God called Belinda home.

Belinda leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Lovell and Barbara Garrett; her only daughter, Niokia “Nike” (Kaalis Hampton) Garrett; two grandchildren, Karmello Garrett and Krïst Garrett; four sisters, Lovella Garrett, Caroline Harris, Melita Garrett Abbey, and Ruth (Mark) Garrett Small; seven nieces and nephews, Langston Garrett, Auston Garrett, Jalonn Harris, Justin Smith, Jordan Smith, Brooklyn Garrett, and Camille Harris; two great nieces, one great nephew; Deborah Frye (a cousin to whom she was especially close); Kevin S. Braswell (who was like a son); and a host of relatives and friends.
Belinda will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. Sleep on Belinda; we love you but God loves you best.

Visitation 5-7:00pm Friday, August 21, 2020 at Christian Outreach Ministries, 1525 Sunbury Road.

Interment at Union Cemetery.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Rafeal L Underwood

    To the Garrett Family. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. BeLinda was a dear friend of mine and I will miss her immensely.

    • To the Garrett Family, I pray for peace during this time of loss for your family. Belinda brought you all great joy while she was here. Live in the moments where you cherish her memory and the love she shared with each of you. May God bless you.

  2. Elder Henry and Dianne Mackey

    Our prayers go out to the Entire Garrett family. May God bless and keep you in perfect peace during this time. So sorry for your loss. God is holding you in his care.

  3. Katherine Green

    To the Garret Family my Deepest Heartfelt Condolences…Prayer and Thoughts are with you all…May the Peace of God give you Rest during this difficult time. Love you!

  4. Dear Vella and the Garrett family,
    May the Lord always comfort you, especially at this time. May Belinda rest in eternal peace.

  5. To the Garrett Family: We are thinking of you and certainly praying for your comfort and strength at this time. Nike, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything.
    We love you ♥

    • Elder Anita M. Gober (Monroe), Deacon Lawrence A. Monroe & Family
      To The Garret Family our heartfelt, sincere condolences and prayers goes out to you and your family. May God surround you with His comforting arms during this difficult time.

  6. To the Garrett Family,

    Praying for all of you. I truly love each and everyone of you. May God continue to render his loving arms around you during this time. Please if there is anything I may do to help you, I am here for you.

    Much Love,


  7. To the Garrett Family.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    Eleanor (Ellie) Hicks

  8. To the Garrett Family,

    I am troubled to learn of your loss. Belinda was truly one of our favorite students when I taught at Linden McKinley. May she rest in eternal peace.

    Jeff Corbin

  9. Elder Duane & Doretha Hicks

    To the Garrett Family,

    Death brings pain that time can only heal, No words could ease what we truly feel; But with God, her joy is eternally sealed, And cherish her memories that death can’t even steal. Lift up a smile for she is already in paradise.

    Our Deepest Condolences

  10. Doretha, Jamel & Seraiah

    To Nike,
    A Golden Heart Stopped Beating
    Two Smiling Eyes at Rest,
    God Broke our Hearts to Prove to us
    He only Takes the Best.

    Much Love,

  11. My deepest condolences, i know the pain of losing a mother, so don’t let anyone give you a time frame of when you’re ok,

  12. Erica Griffea Childress

    There are no words that can express how deeply I sorrow with you all. We can only cherish the fondest memories with Lyna when we adored her beauty and wit. I think back to the days of us girls singing together and hanging out on the church steps.May God continue to give you peace. I Thessalonians 4:14

  13. Cynthia Clarkson-Boye and family

    To the entire Garrett family, my deepest and sincere condolences.

  14. Bro. Riley & Carolyn Andrews

    Bro. Riley & Carolyn
    August 20, 2020
    Sending our condolences to the
    Garrett family, we are so sorry
    For your loss

  15. To the Garrett family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Pray God continues to comfort and strengthen you all.

  16. I will be praying for you and your family. God always knows best. My deepest sympathy to all! Be blessed.

  17. Eliza Judy Hunter

    My beautiful cousin, my condolences to my family my heart is sadden: love youall very much Judy Eaton and family(Family)❤️❤️

  18. To The Garrett Family!
    My Condolences to the family, praying for God to comfort your hearts, give you strength through this difficult time.

  19. Antoine Mills and the Mills family

    To the Garrett family,we are saddened for your loss and our prayers go out to your family in this time of sorrow .

  20. Dear Aunt Barbra & Uncle LaVell,
    May the peace of God stay in your hearts during this trying time. Sending love from all of your Urbana family ! We love you all !
    We love you all.
    Leon & Josshlin Davis
    John & Debbie Davis
    Lynn (Davis) Mintchell

  21. To The Garrett Family!
    My Condolences to the family, praying that God will give you the strength to endure at this difficult time..

  22. Clarressa Phillips

    My prayers are with the entire Garrett family during this time of sorrow. May the Holy Spirit comfort you in the days and weeks to come.

  23. Toyya Hamilton Saunders

    To the Garrett family, my prayers are with you I truly know what you are going through at this time. I lost my mother in March I trust God and knowing that he is going to see me through. When I heard about your daughter I was overwhelmed I think about her often. Back in the convention days we had fun Everyone would say we look alike. I am Toyya Hamilton-SANDERS. lovella I am praying for all of you I hope to hear from you guys because I would like to talk to you. May the lord bless you all.When I think about the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done for me my soul cries out hallelujah I thank God for saving me. Love you all.

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