December 3, 1930 – June 7, 2020
Ms. Garnett H. Stafford, age 89, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020. She was born on December 3, 1930 in Henry County. She was the daughter to the late Henry and Daines Hancock. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Stafford and son, Eddie Stafford. Garnett is survived by her sister, Frances Prillaman; daughters, Jo Lovell, Penny Nolen (Rocky), Teresa Bray (Mike); daughter in law, Doralene Stafford; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Cooper and Ratcliff and later she worked along with her husband in organ repair service and at Stafford’s Music. She was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church. A celebration of Garnett’s life is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA. Burial will immediately follow at Roselawn Burial Park. Online condolences may be made to www.collinsmckeestonefuneralhomebassett.com Pallbearers are: Cliff Lovell, John Nolen, James Nolen, Cleve Bray, Jeff Nolen and Jonathan Moore.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
June 11, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss of Ms. Stafford. Losing a parent, no matter what age, tears at your heart. Keep those memories in your hearts and know she is just resting for a while. I believe I will see my mom one day again and am sure you will too. The loss of a mother can never be replaced, but the love of a mother can never be lost.
Prayers to all of you.
June 9, 2020
Aunt Garnet was a very special lady. She always greeted me with a smile, big hug, and encouraging words. I’m sorry I cannot attend her service. Please accept my condolences and know that I will be thinking of everyone and keeping you in my prayers.
Cynthia Helms Kendrick
June 9, 2020
Many days and nights spent at my second home with this precious gem of a true Christian woman!!! Always hold dear my memories of visiting their favorite place to eat, Dixie Pig with a hot dog or bbq and then to the air field for Mr. Stafford and Eddie to exercise their passions of remote control airplanes!!!!