Mellie Gartman
Mellie Gartman
  • February 8, 1925 - May 14, 2016
  • Altamonte Spg, Florida

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Mellie Gartman, 91 of Apopka, FL passed away on May 14, 2016. She was born on February 8, 1925 in Lakeland, FL. Mellie retired from Orange County Public Schools where she had worked as an Administrative Assistant. She had a very caring heart and enjoyed serving others quietly. She enjoyed worship and fellowship with her friends at the United Memorial Methodist Church in Franklin North Carolina. Mellie was an excellent cook and seamstress and loved reading, gardening and watching the birds at her bird feeders. The joy of her life was her family and she was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. Mellie was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Julia Cheatwood, her husband, Earl L. Gartman, her daughter, Janice Cavanagh, her grandson, Harrison Murray and by her brothers, Clifford Cheatwood, Glenn Cheatwood and Charles Cheatwood. She is survived by her children: Harold Wilson (Mary Susan) and Donna Murray; her step-son, Earl Gartman, Jr.; her brother, Ralph Cheatwood; her sisters, Opal Moore and Laverne Sheppard (Charles), her 8 grandchildren and her 13 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral Services and Visitation will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, West Altamonte Chapel, 90 Weathersfield Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL. The family will receive friends on Monday, May 23, 2016 from 10:30 – 11:30 AM with funeral service at 11:30 AM. Entombment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Apopka, FL...