SEAFORD - Margaret White Garrison, 85, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2009.
She was a Newport News native and attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary school and Newport News High School, graduating in the class of February 1942. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown where she served on the Alter Guild and Canterbury Circle and volunteered in the church bookstore. She was an active member of the Women's Club of Warwick and a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Chapter S, Virginia. She was also a former member of the Riverside Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, the York Republican Women's club and served on the Yorktown Bicentennial Committee. She was also a member of the Comte de Grasse Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Guild of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and volunteered in the gift shop. Margaret will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her kind and gentle soul touched all that she met and her memory will live forever in our hearts.
She is survived by her husband of over 66 years, George Kenneth Garrison; and three daughters, Margaret Ann Bevelacqua and her husband, Jimmy of Seaford; Laurie Blanton-Coleman and her husband, Bobby of Seaford; and Linda Spurling of Fredericksburg, Va.; two granddaughters, Lisa Siceloff and her husband, Steve, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Rebecca Grizzle and her husband, Scott, of San Antonio, Texas; two grandsons, Mason Jones of Boise Idaho and Taylor Blanton of Seaford; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Sophia, and Alex.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2009, at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, Va. Interment will be at the Grace Church cemetery with a reception to follow in the church parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grace Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 123, Yorktown, VA 23690. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.