Margarett “Mamaw” Duett Gressett

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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Margarett “Mamaw” Duett Gressett, 78, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny VunCannon officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Serenity Foundation 1111-A Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin, GA 31021.

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Sarah Margarett Duett was born February 5, 1944, in Philadelphia, Miss., the daughter of Edgar & Irene Evans Duett. After high school, she married and raised a family in the land of her Ol’ Miss Rebels. In 1986, Mamaw decided to shake up the scene and moved to Southwest Georgia. She was a member of West Bainbridge Baptist Church.

Straight forward, outspoken, generous, and kind, Margarett, better known as “Mamaw” to most everyone, never met a stranger. She asked more questions than a news reporter because she loved to be in the know. Mamaw was a sports fanatic and a grandchild fanatic. (That combination made for interesting ball games. And believe it or not, the “grandchild” didn’t have to be blood kin for her to stake a claim.) Her favorite professional baseball teams were the NY Yankees and Atlanta Braves. She could roll off statistics and opinions like a paid agent. She was a diehard Ole’ Miss fan. NASCAR, particularly Dale Earnhardt, managed to hold her attention on Sunday afternoons. Mamaw believed  Coca-Cola could cure what ailed you and never went to a ballgame, or anywhere else, without at least one in her bag.

Survivors include her children, Susan & Charles Rathel of Bainbridge, Brian Gressett of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Tammy & Tim Walters of Harvest, Ala.; her siblings, Benny (Vanessa) Duett of Meridian, Miss., and Nancy Duett of Baton Rouge, La.; her grandchildren, Misty & Jamie, Chane & Rhonda, Andy, Chad & Allison, Haley, Cabe, Karen, Stacy, Stevie, and Hannah; her great-grandchildren, Taylor, Mason, Kailyn, Macee, Ava, AJ, Callan, Frankie, Halle, Harper, Harrison, and Trey; and her great-great-grandson, Ethan. In addition to her parents, Margarett was preceded in death by her sons, Phillip Gressett and Brad Gressett; her brothers, Frank Duett and Tommy Duett; and her grandchild, Stacey.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)