Margaret W. Garrison
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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

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Published in Daily Press from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2009.
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March 25, 2009
As a member of Grace Church, I remember Mrs. Garrison fondly. Before that, I worked for Mr. Garrison and with his daughter, "Maggie," from 1974 to 1975 at his realty company. My last name was Waltrip at the time. I remember Mrs. Garrison as a vibrant and gracious lady always. The Garrison family will be in my prayers during the difficult days ahead. With Deepest Sympathy and God's Blessings, Vivian Yerby
March 24, 2009
We are sadden by Mrs. Garrison's death and extend our sympathy to her family. Mrs. Garrison was a gracous lady and a good neighbor. Our association with her was always most plesant.
Laurie, there isn't much one can say in condolences but Esta and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother.
Earl & Esta Blanton
March 24, 2009
Dear Kenny and family,

Tom and I will miss your sweet angel Margaret. I cherish all of the wonderful years of memories with the Garrison family my sisters and I had growing up. I know Margaret is in Christ's arms. We have all been so fortunate to have had Margaret in our lives.

Love and God's peace to you all.
Emily Smola Hausler
March 23, 2009
Dear Kenny and family,
I will sorely miss seeing and being with Margaret at DAR and PEO and other functions. Her death took me by surprise! I truly loved her and cherished her friendship not only with me but also with the entire Smola family. She was such a sweet, caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God bless you and keep you.
Lovingly and with sympathy,
Mary Smola Connell
Mary Connell
March 23, 2009

I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts, my heart, and in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do. May God's loving arms embrace all of you at this time.
Marie Hamann
March 23, 2009
sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you and all the family.
john & loan grizzle
March 23, 2009
Maggie. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My condolences and love to you and your family. I will keep your family in prayer.
Tonda Winston-Parham
March 23, 2009
We're so sorry to hear about Margaret. She was a dear, sweet person. What a beautiful lady!
The Gootees
March 23, 2009
Just wanted all to know that I am thinking of you. This is quite a difficult time for you and your familes. Please know that I am thinking of you. I will always remember your mom and what a qracious hostess she was. Hold on to the the memories they are very precious. Take care and God Bless you all.
Love, Ann Woodard
Ann Woodard
March 23, 2009
Sorry to hear of your Aunt Margaret. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Love Arlene Lawson, North Carolina
March 23, 2009

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. May the love of your family & friends bring you through this sad time. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Delores Shackelford
March 23, 2009
I am sad to read about Margaret's death. She was a lovely, gracious person. Peggy Anderson
March 23, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Garrison. May the love and support of friends and family help give you strength to face what ultimately you must face alone.
Bob Swain
March 22, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
cathy david wes westcott
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