Mrs. Monica Michele Story Garst, age 43, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with cancer from this life to an eternal heavenly home Monday, April 30, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Michele was born February 1, 1975 in Johnson City, TN.
She was a member of Harvest Time Christian Church.
Mrs. Garst was a Teacher in the Washington County School System and cherished each and every student. She loved her family and church family.
Left to forever cherish her memory are her husband of 20 years and high school sweetheart, Johnathan Garst, her pride and joy son, Matthew Christopher Garst, beloved parents Larry and Jane (McInturff) Story, treasured brother Jason Story and his wife Brooke, dearest grandfather Clarence Story; father and mother-in-law, Joe & Rita Garst; and several special aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Friday, May 4, 2018 at Harvest Time Christian Church with Minister Ben Moore officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00-8:00 pm Friday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00 am Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Stacy Edwards, Scott Blanton, Mike Edmonds, Matthew Haren, Ken Snyder, Dustin Clawson, Carl Elliott and Andy Wiseman. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders of Harvest Time Christian Church and Jerry McInturff;
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Harvest Time Christian Church 920 Hwy. 107 Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Jane and family: I'm so sorry for the loss of your
daughter. Vickie and I are out of town or we would
have been to the services. Please let us know if
there is anything we can do for you. Praying for
Bill,Lynn and Alison Haynes
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Pat and Nick Kosco
Johnathan...So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our
sincerest sympathy to you, your family, and Joe and
Heaven gained a precious, beautiful angel! Prayers for her family!
Tommy Mooney Jr.
Jonathan, Joe and Rita Garst. I am so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. I had no idea she had even been ill. Please forgive me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and the entire family. Sincerely with Love, Tommy Mooney Jr.
I'm so sorry to learn about your wife's passing. I
know I don't have the words to ease you and your
son's pain, but I do wish you peace.
Beverly Dugger Wiginton
I am so sad to hear about Michelle’s illness and passing!
Michelle was a student worker at the Child Study Center while
she attended ETSU and I was director of the program. There
have literally been hundreds, if not thousands of young adults
who have passed through the CSC working with the children in
the classrooms. Most I have forgotten, but Michelle was one of
those shining students who I remember quite fondly! She was
always reliable and dedicated and had an intrinsic
understanding of young children......qualities that I am positive
she carried throughout her personal life and her professional
teaching career. Just thinking about her and remembering her
presence in the classroom makes me smile! know she will be
sorely missed.... my heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Betty Collins Boyt
Jonathan, Joe and Rita. I was so saddened to hear
of Monica's death. May God place his loving arms
around all of you and give you peace and comfort.
May the peace of God surround the family both now and the
days ahead! You all have been and will be in my thoughts and
prayers! She was a special lady!
Jack & Kathy Moor
The bible tells us to be absent
from the body is to be present
with the lord. One day with the
lord is as of a thousand years
.I'm sure Michelle has walked
over heaven . She has made her
Heavenly Home and we all long
for our day . Michelle you have
a Room with View...You will be
Jonathan, I have no words but I send love and prayer to you
and Matthew. I am thinking of you and will continue to lift you
I am truly sorry to hear about Michelle. She was a wonderful
person, teacher, friend, and especially Christian. I know she
will be greatly missed by all. She is with Jesus and no longer
hurting. I believe with all of my heart Jesus met her with open
arms and said “Welcome My Faithful Child!” My thoughts and
prayers are with you at this devastating time.
Lamar and Phoebe-Jo
Jonathan and Matthew
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
We love you all so much and have been praying for all of you
through this whole battle. We are sad for you but so happy for
Michele because she has now started her heavenly journey.
Yesterday was graduation day and she is safe in her heavenly
mansion. We love you all
Christy Street Gibbs
Jonathan and family,
I was so sad to hear this news. I can’t imagine your
devastation at this time. I hope the wonderful memories of
Michelle comfort you and that the prayers of all us cover you
like a blanket of care. May God hold you close.
Christy Street Gibbs
Johnathan, you don't know me, but Michele
and Jane were my regular customers at
Ryan's. I remember having so many laughs
with them and when Michele got pregnant
with Matthew, they were both over the
moon. When Matthew was born, of course he
came along, and once he was able to talk,
I became Miss Apie. Michele was a joy and
a light to the world, I pray for light and
peace to you and the family.
So sorry for your loss. Michele was a sweet Christian and
touched so many with her love and talents
Love in Christ, Betty