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Gretna Charline Carey

November 9, 1949 - September 28, 2018

Gretna Charline (Harrison) Carey of Plano, Texas passed away on September 28, 2018 at the age of 68.  She was born on November 9, 1949 to Walter Nichols and Gretna Maurine (Mathis) Harrison in Abilene, Texas.  Gretna was a Certified Public Accountant.  She was a member of Heartland Church in Carrollton, Texas. As a teen, Gretna was the President of the Beatles Fan Club.  In 2007, she started Zac’s Ridge co-founded with Pennie and Dennis Winkler in honor of her son Zac and her daughters Shea Klas and Kashani Garcia to change family legacies. 

Gretna is survived by her daughters, Kashani Garcia and husband, Manuel of Plano, Texas, Shea Klas and husband, Jason of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren, Skylar Cole and fiancé, Austin Faulkner of Sherman, Texas, Hunter Cole of Sherman, Texas, Mallorie Garcia of Plano, Texas, Kinadie Hulsey of Sherman, Texas and Ayden Hulsey of Sherman, Texas; great-grandson, Carter Faulkner; brother, Walter Nichols Harrison, Jr. of Garland, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter, Sr. and Gretna Harrison; son, Zachariah Marion Nichols Hopson; and brothers, Samuel Harrison and John Harrison.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018 at Heartland Church, 4020 Nazarene, Carrollton, Texas 75090 with Pastor Dan Dean officiating. A remembrance gathering will be held on Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to Zac’s Ridge.

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So very sorry for your loss, she was a beautiful being. Pattricia bailey lyon, October 22, 2018 Gretna, I admired you so much for all you do for others. Thank you for your example of human kindness and generosity. I will watch over your babies for you.
Debby Santens, October 7, 2018 Gretna, you are such an angel to so many people. The lives you have touched is amazing. I’m sad you’re not here but know you are looking over all your “babies” and hugging on Zac. Enjoy your walks on streets of gold and sitting at the feet of Jesus with your lovely son Zac. I rest assured we will meet again and I pray I am able to be a student in your training class that I know you will be conducting. I love you so much. PW Class 208 Zac’s Class 477
Kathleen toms, October 7, 2018 I just don't have the words to express how much you have changed my life. I will always keep you in my heart and in my everyday life. You taught me to love myself and believe in myself. You were such a strong person. You were strong for everyone even going through your illness. I love you Gretna, rest easy and be free.
Nicole sosa, October 7, 2018 Special prayers and condolences to all the family and friends of this amazing lady! The impact that Gretna has had on so many of our lives is immeasurable! The greatest gift by teaching others how to forgive and reclaim a child’s dreams! I will continue to strive to be the person that Gretna helped me find again! Forever grateful and inspired! Love and miss you Gretna!
Coy Tow, October 6, 2018 We love you Shea!! I’m so sorry, she’s gone way too early. I will keep you and the kids in my thoughts and prayers. Remember I’m always here if you need anything at all. Just a couple minutes away. I love you.
Becky and Nathan Russell, October 5, 2018 So many changes in me and in my life because of you Miss Gretna. I'm a better woman now than I was before and even braver because you taught me that by your actions. I miss you all the time.
Melissa Nunez, October 5, 2018 My friend my mentor no words can express how much I will miss you. You were the best mentor I ever had and you saved my life. Heather Dunham, October 5, 2018 My heart misses your heart. Thank you for loving ALL of us so well. Denise Morris, October 5, 2018 God rest your soul Gretna. Thanks to you and Zac’s Ridge, I believe I am a better person, more caring and loving with friends and acquaintances alike. You were an inspiration to me and many others. Class 472 graduated 10/10/10. What a memorable experience and so very helpful in finding my way. Thank you, my friend and God Speed. Hugs and Beans! Chris Mueller, October 4, 2018 I am blessed to have your light shine in my life. Becky Balla, October 4, 2018 My spirit healer, my friend, my voice of reason, my laughing buddy. I love you and miss you. Margret Mowry, October 3, 2018 Words are insufficient. Love you more than I can even know. Becky Carrick, October 2, 2018