Lawrence Bernard Garrison

5 April, 19738 January, 2021
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Lawrence Bernard Garrison, affectionately known as “Twin” was born on April 5, 1973, in Washington, DC, to Karen Garrison and Harold Minor. On January 8, 2021, at 7:21 pm, he answered God’s call to his eternal home. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Esther (Angel) Allen who he adored; his aunt, Delia (Mickey) Fair; uncle and role model, Walter White Jr.

Lawrence was educated in the DC Public School System. He graduated from Howard University (HU) School of Liberal Arts with a Degree in Political Science. He worked at the Department of Justice, Specialized TORTS division for 4 years. Lawrence, his mother, and brother, Lamont, were strong advocates for Sentencing Reform. He was called to testify before Congress over the Fair Sentencing Act.

He was a self-taught computer hardware specialist, which he would later incorporate into his love of automobiles and real estate. He loved installing high-tech smart home devices in his home renovations. He equally loved all kinds of high-tech gadgets for cars. Lawrence even enjoyed watching automobile shows on TV and followed automobile enthusiasts and pros online to keep up with the latest trends. It was not unusual for Lawrence to see a rare car and take a picture of it to send to his brother, Lamont.

“Twin” was an accomplished and savvy Realtor and was employed at Exit First Realty and lastly at Coldwell Banker Realty, Capitol Hill. His entrepreneurial endeavors were numerous, and he always gave a 100% of his mind, body, and soul to excellence.

Lawrence and Antoinette Riddick grew up in the Trinidad neighborhood of DC and later became sweethearts. He married the love of his life, Antoinette, on October 3, 2015, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Washington DC. In 2018, they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Hailey, into the world.

During his childhood, his mom planned numerous family vacations, which allowed him to appreciate traveling even more. Therefore, he was especially excited when he and Antoinette traveled to Europe, went on snow excursions with family and friends, enjoyed the warmth of Florida during the winter and cruised the tropical seas.

Lawrence leaves to cherish his memories his devoted and loving wife, Antoinette; his beautiful baby daughter, Hailey; his mother, Karen Garrison (I.J.); his twin brother, Lamont Garrison; and his father, Herald Minor. Lawrence never met his great-grandmother, Bessie White, nor his grandfather, Walter White, in this life, but we believe that he has now. A host of other close relatives to include loving relationships with his brother, Anthony Minor (Velvenia); numerous nieces and nephews, to include Erika, Marcel, Jordan, Mary, and Taccara; cousins, Monica Lyles, Jeffrey, Jonathon, Fredrita Williams, Gwendolyn Grey, Rosa Henry, Dr. Judith Henry, Steven Henry, Dr. Alice Redmond, Dr. Gerald Bell (Cheryl), Walter Bell, Tracy Bryant, Andia; Evans; Sisters-in-law, Debora Riddick, Lt. Renee Wilson (Randy), Earline Watson, and numerous close friends, to include William Roye (Christina) and Neil. A group of loving life-long college friends from HU, Alonda Thompson, Dona Jackson, Rochelle Jackson, Sonya Davis, and Olai to mention a few.

Lawrence will be missed by so many!


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Fatma Hancock

27 January 2021

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Johnnie Rice

26 January 2021

Karen and family,
Dottie and I have known the lost of a child so we truly understand how you feel but know that God will give you all the time you will need to heal.

We got you all in our prayers.

Love you all,

John, Johnnie Mae and Dottie

Kiana Smith

26 January 2021

I would first like to send my prayers to the whole family and especially to Queen Karen Garrison. I did not personally know this young king but I knew of him through his mother and how highly she spoke of him and his brother. I’m sorry he was taken away so suddenly but remember it was only because God needed him in his most higher form. I love you mommy activist and will continue to pray for you and your family’s strength through this tough time. May god continue to bless you all with the strength and courage to continue your journey and to stick together. Amen.

Kelly Joseph

25 January 2021

First time we met, you just came back home. My Angel was with you and Karen. You smile at me as if you knew me forever. I told you I love you. You did not hesitate and replied: “ I love you too Brother and thank you for everything “
The fighter that you are will continue to energize this world. For you are energy.

I love you. You are in my heart. Confer my love to Angel and Uncle.

Karen Garrison

25 January 2021

I said my earthy good-bye yesterday. I prayed, sang and talked to my son Lawrence. All the wonderful memories of 47 years will never be forgotten. I promised to see him on the other side.
I will hold my son in my heart as always. Until we meet again.
No audience or confirmation required.
Today I am comforted in knowing no more suffering and pain God has my A-baby in his care.

Thank you, Lord

With my Utmost Eternal Motherly Love,

Doña Jackson

25 January 2021

Lawrence was an amazing friend, he was always there when we needed him. He was loving and a model human being who loved well. I’m going to miss him so much. Antoinette and Hailey, Lamont and Karen. We love you and will not cease to pray for your peace and comfort.
Love Doña and The Jackson’s

Sonnie Ellis

25 January 2021

I remember my first old school Cadillac
He helped me pick it out and refurbish it. My first Record store he was there, supporting me and giving me great ideas. All the fun road trips we shared, I will truly miss my brother.

Tonya Evans venable

25 January 2021

Antoinette please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Beloved husband Lawrence and Haileys Father/Girl Dad . It was always a welcome pleasure and so refreshing to see Lawrence, his Vibrant smile and Fun loving demeanor and catch up with what was New ,Innovative , and taking off. I admired the care and genuine concern he provided All he encountered family ,business associates, friends , and even strangers . Lawrence was one of the Most Intellectual , Brilliant and well Respected individuals that I have had the pleasure of encountering in my lifetime and I’m certain I speak for Many ! A true PHILOSOPHER ,Modern Day Thinker. When you encountered Lawrence you had a friend and ally for Life. All the wisdom and knowledge imparted will forever live in everyone’s heart and soul.
May God comfort and strengthen you during this time and the Life shared with your Beloved Lawrence bring you solace.
Lawrence lives on through the memories Joy and Laughter he gifted All .