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Rev. Gary Armstrong

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Saturday, March 31, 1945 - Friday, February 4, 2022

Rev. Gary Armstrong of Hartford went home to be with the Lord, Friday, February 4, 2022 at Southeast Health after a long struggle with cancer.  He was 76. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral home in Slocomb with Rev. Johnny Belcher and Rev. Johnny Shepard officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Gary was born March 31, 1945 in Geneva County to the late Wilburn V. and Ranzie Lee Armstrong. Gary was a 1964 graduate of Geneva County High School and accepted God’s call into ministry in 1976 leading many souls to Christ! Most recently, he pastored Izagora Congregational Methodist Church. He loved unconditionally, would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, and was passionate in spreading the gospel to everyone! Most importantly, he was a Godly husband, father, grandfather and leader to his family. He retired from Fort Rucker after 42 years and worked his Armstrong farm. Gary loved to travel with his lovely wife, loved his mustang, his cows, and his farm; but most importantly, he loved God, his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. He will be dearly missed! 

In addition to his parents, a sister, Cynthia Knowles, and special aunt, Pauline Brown, all preceded him in death. 

He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Juaneita Armstrong; children: Marice Armstrong (Pat), Miranda Armstrong,  LaKisha Armstrong Grooms (Jason), Lydian Wray, Paul Mathews (Jennifer), Mike Mathews, Melanie Taft (Greg), and Clint Mathews (Aprel); grandchildren: Austyn Leonard, LeLayna Grooms, Lawson Grooms, Brittnee Doss (Tim), Justin Grooms, Anna Wright, Alexis Wray, Vince Wray, Ava Mathews, Shelby Taft, Theo Taft, Haley Mathews, and Alexander Mathews; great grandchildren: Emma & Barrett Doss; several  nieces, nephews, cousins, including Bobby Armstrong, and other extended family and friends. 

The family is so thankful to the Lord Jesus for blessing them with such a Godly example!

Funeral Service

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022



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Aunt Juaneita and family,

Our thoughts and prays are with you now and always. I truly wish I could be there with you now and stand by your side as you were there for us.

I love and miss you,

Charlotte and family

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