NEW BERN - Alanna Nykole Garris, 6, of New Bern, died February 22, 2013.
She was a first grader at Brinson Elementary School and she loved to ride horses, riding her bike, reading and planting flowers. Alanna was a special little singer at Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church. Our loss is surely Heavens gain.
Alanna is survived by her parents, Alan Garris of Vanceboro and Amber Brook Sandvig Garris and one brother, Alan Blaze Garris, both of New Bern; her half sister, Payton Nycole Lee of Bridgeton; her paternal grandparents, Joyce Taylor of Bridgeton and Billy Garris, of Pitt County; paternal great-grandparents, Louise and Fred Stout of Pitt County; maternal grandparents, Merri Mobley and Michael Sandvig, both of New Bern; maternal great-grandparents, Jeannette Sanderson and Doris Sandvig, both of New Bern and Defoid Mobley, of Pink Hill. She is also survived by her uncles, Chris Sandvig of New Bern, Robbie Garris and Michael Garris, both of Bridgeton, Zak Long of Bridgeton, and Ricky Barfield of Vanceboro.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Bridgeton Pentecostal Holiness Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the church. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to the Garris and Sandvig families at www.cottenfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.