Denison D. "DD" Garrett Sr. passed away on May 28, 2011 in Greenville, N.C. He was 96. He founded and operated the D.D. Garrett Agency for 65 years. Mr. Garrett was a dedicated civic, business and religious leader whose life was an inspiration to all who knew him. He was a World War II Veteran and a graduate of NCCU (formerly NC College for Negroes). He was a Pitt County Commissioner from 1988 until 1992. Among the many organizations that he loved and served were the AME Zion Church, the NAACP, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Mt. Herman Lodge #35.
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He is survived by his wife, Clotea; two sons, Denison Jr. and Michael; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
There will be a walk thru viewing from noon until 6 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Mitchell's Funeral Home, 1000 Howell Street, Greenville. This will be the only viewing time for Mr. Denison Garrett. Following the viewing there will be a memorial wake, held also at Mitchell's Funeral Home on Friday June 3, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will take place at Phillipi Christian Church on the Old Pactolus Hwy, on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Condolences can be sent to the home at 1204 West 5th Street, Greenville or to Mitchell's Funeral Home.
Published in The Daily Reflector on June 2, 2011